CD Studio Project 2: Making the Abstract Concrete

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Project Overview

McCloud’s Understanding Comics, ch. 2

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9/26 Mental Representations

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Image Exercise
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Initial phases of tornado formation: mesocyclones form in clouds, descend, take in downdraft, made bigger by updraft

McCloud’s Understanding Comics, ch.3

Earthquakes: Initial Research

What are earthquakes?

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source

10/1 Verbal Storytelling

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Concept Speed Dating

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10/3 Storyboarding

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Storyboard
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Inspiration

10/8–10/10 Working Sessions

Form Explorations

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Exploration: color, texture
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earth’s core
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tectonic plates

Developing Harder Concepts

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Exploration of 2D form & motion (motion shows reverse fault)
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3D motion normal / reverse / strike slip fault

10/15–10/17 Exploring Visual Form, conti.

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explorations in a very messy illustrator file
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normal, reverse, strike slip

10/22–10/24 2D and 3D explorations

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Exploring ways to communicate plate interactions // cause & effect

10/29–10/31 3D it is!

Updating visuals to 3D

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3D Earth
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Seismic movement and waves
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seismic wave explorations
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seismic wave motion explorations

Iterations and finalizing the form

Final takeaways

Final video

Interaction Designer | Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design | MDes ’21

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