Prof. Michael Stoll

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Wissenswertes für Studierende der Fakultät für Gestaltung an der Hochschule Augsburg (HSA)

Elina Rehbein (Bachelorette SS2011)


The Way Our Planet Works:

Nature – Mankind – Technology.

How to meet the inquisitiveness of children and

arouse more thirst for knowledge.

“Who, how, why, what – Youʻll stay dumb, if you hesitate to ask.“ These lines are part of the chorus of Germanyʻs version of the Sesame Street theme. Therefore, most children in Germany know these lines and put them into practice. They are curious and inquiring. They explore mother earth and they insist on getting answers to their questions. However, how does nature actually work? How can one explain human life and technology in a way that children are able to understand? There are already a number of different media like books, games, and television programs to satisfy this inquisitiveness. They all have their own approach to illustrate information and knowledge. They use different designs and they all emphasize different topics. My bachelorʻs thesis is called “The Way Our Planet Works: Nature – Mankind – Technology. How to meet the inquisitiveness of children and arouse more thirst for knowledge.“ My approach is to create a new element of media which helps children to acquire knowledge on their own and encourages them discover things that are unknown to them respectively. To present information about energy production and energy consumption in a clear, concise and coherent way, I use the basic principle of information graphics.

Come see my work during the upcoming final degree show at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences’ Department of Design: Fakultät für Gestaltung KSCH 2011 //

Elina Rehbein
elinarehbein
http://lillekje.blogspot.com

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Julia Rochser (Bachelorette SS2011)

What do you know about the contents of your medicine cabinet? Are you aware about possible side effects? One might think that should all be written on the package insert, but thats not necessarily the case.

How does the drug act, which organs are affected and what is the threshold value for adverse effects? Which dose is therapeutical, and what can you do once you overdose?

How big is the difference between an adult and a child concerning an appopriate dose and which reciprocal effects may arise? Furthermore, what has design to do with the whole thing?

Questions upon questions. The infographical conversion of a medical topic poses quite a challenge. It requires a compact, easily understandable and yet functional solution.

In this spirit: Sola dose facit venenum – the dose alone makes a poison.

Come see my work during the upcoming final degree show at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences’ Department of Design: Fakultät für Gestaltung KSCH 2011 //

Julia Rochser (Riku-Rochser)

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Sonja Melzer (Bachelorette SS2011)

Quickly clever
An argumentation for infographics as a effective technique to learn

There are infographics everywhere we go, but often we don´t recognize them. My targeted objective is to bring to mind, that infographics can help us to learn and understand very quickly. By explaining various objects and processes in public places, the viewer easily learns about them by passing. The building of the Department of Design of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences is used as an example for my concept.

Come see my work during the upcoming final degree show at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences’ Department of Design: Fakultät für Gestaltung KSCH 2011 //

Contact: Sonja

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Amelie Düffert (Bachelorette SS2011)

Infographics in space

The experimental expansion of the representational repertoire

into the real world

Usually we come across infographics in print media or on the screen. I have assigned myself to dealing with three-dimensional specimen. Which new possibilities can we encounter? To which extent can I make use of the effect an object in space has? Which role does tactile experience play in conveying information? Which materials and technical procedures should be employed?

Come see my work during the upcoming final degree show at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences’ Department of Design: Fakultät für Gestaltung KSCH 2011 //

contact: amelie

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The 1992 Ginza Axonometric Map

Recently i obtained a 1992 axonometric map of Tokyo’s Ginza Area by the Nippon Graphic Map Co. Ltd. I was quite surprised, to find an effect within the map, that i only knew from Google so far: skyscrapers directing in different directions instead of only one. That google-effect originates from photos, that were taken from different perspectives and then were stiched together (check my photoset for an example). But with the Ginza map it makes sense: here one is able to look at the facades of buildings in the main roads. Well done!

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