YSDN 4004 Design Workshop

Fall Semester

Week 1: In-class Exercise

In-class exercise: Brainstorming of rebuilding Society and Health topic

Week 2: Brainstorming Topic Phase

Step 1: List 10 broad topics that are in the areas of interest or personal connection.

Step 2: Find subtopic possibilities within the broad topic.

Step 3: Come up with a design research question/challenge with each subtopic.

Indigenous people/culture/history:

Sexual Health:

Finances:

Week 3: Preliminary Research Report & Exploratory Visual Essay Phase

Topic: Sex Education

Sub-topic 1: How is Sex Education Communicative Across Canada?

Sub-topic 1 Sources:

Sub-topic 2: How is Sex Education Communicative from Parent/Parental Figures to Children and Young Adolescents?

Sub Topic 2 Sources:

Sub Topic 3: How is Sex Education Communicative in Each Age Group and the Level of Explicitness?

YouthREX. “Is Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum Age-Appropriate? An Evidence-Based Analysis.” (2018)
YouthREX. “Is Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum Age-Appropriate? An Evidence-Based Analysis.” (2018)

Sub Topic 3 Sources:

Research Styles:

Visual Essay Inspiration:

Visual Essay Concept Sketches:

Accordion style inspirations
Emoji social campaign poster inspirations

Week 4: In-class Studio & Visual Essay Critiques

Circumvented and insufficiently educated in different components of sexual health side (rough draft)
Have much greater knowledge in different components of sexual health side (rough draft)

Week 5: Final Visual Essay

Final Panels:

Full Visual Accordion
Circumvented and insufficiently educated in different components of sexual health side (refined)
Have much greater knowledge in different components of sexual health side (refined)
The accordion opposition in mockup style

Week 6: Rough Draft Research Report

Week 7: Final Research Report

Week 8: Design Brief Ideas

Week 10: Final Design Proposal

Week 11: Naming Exercise

Week 12: Fall Term Documentation

Winter Semester

Week 1: Revised Design Deliverables Schedule