TEACHING | Time & motion Design Project Examples 


Students documented one personal experience through three different mediums: photographs, language, and audio recording. Each student framed their experience into a time-based narrative (aka story) that challenged the viewers’ expectations through their knowledge of schema theory. They experimented with the synthesis ofphotography, dynamic typography and sound to create a visually engaging motion piece.

HOw to _________

Students identified an activity they are skilled at and demonstrated to a specific audience how to perform the activity through the use of a time-based narrative.

Music as a Grid

Students selected a piece of music from a preselected list provided to them. They first analyzed the music piece and visually interpreted the piece through a 2D “visual map” using static typography and images. This map became their grid for motion. Both artifacts represented their visual interpretation of the music.

Title Sequence of an Experience

Students wrote a response to the following question: What recent experience allowed you to learn about yourself? After writing their stories, they read them out loud to the class. Students then produced a title sequence for a possible movie based on the story they shared. Mind mapping, vision boards, storyboards, and motion tests were part of the process in the development of their final piece.

Kinetic typography

Students created a 20s kinetic type motion piece that uses motion to convey the meaning of a word they randomly selected. Students practiced using time, duration, motion, and action to convey meaning along with the combination of elements and principles of design.

Animated Infographic

In this project students continued to practice the principles of motion design and methods of designing for motion. They sourcde a factual statement or statistical data that supports a point of view related to an issue (or issues) within a topic they selected. They delivered this information (through a vector motion piece) to a specific audience based on Dave Rose's spectrum of audience understanding.