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Visualizing Story @ CCA

For the past couple of years I’ve led a course at CCA called Story. It’s a fun and challenging class; the participants are mostly undergrad sophomores in the Interaction Design program. In our semester together we explore story from a whole bunch of different directions…foundations, structures, formats (comics! pop-up books!) all culminating in a series of projects focusing on story for digital products.

In Spring 2020 we had to grapple with the pandemic and moving to all-online learning. The cohort was amazing…they were flexible and optimistic and created thoughtful and beautiful work.

The last project was a recap of the whole semester. We created a series of posters focusing on key elements of story in the context of interaction design. You can view the entire gallery on Medium.

To frame the project, I got to create a summary visual…an index of the topics they communicated in their work. Here’s the resulting poster.

Visual poster of Story concepts from CCA Story Studio, Spring 2020.

These designers are storytellers, inventors, artists and makers. This is a group of folks to keep track of as they hone their skills and join the design practice.