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GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

INTERACTIVE MOBILE PDF APPS

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These pdf apps are ideal for revision, theory lessons, preparation for examinations and independent learning. They can be stored and used on schools systems and distributed to pupils and students. They are interactive and link to further information from technologystudent.com. They can be used without an internet connection, as a stand-alone revision and learning tool. No editing, copying or converting to other formats allowed.
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SUGGESTED PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES
GRAPHICS INCLUDING SHADING

 
This app includes: Shading Flat Surfaces, The Line Technique (Flat Surfaces), Shading Curved Surfaces, The Line Technique (Curved Surfaces), Coloured Pencil Shading Exercises, Shading technique for Natural Wood.  

SIMPLE SHADING TECHNIQUES
COLOURED PENCILS

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This app includes: Using Felt Pens (Fine and Brush Pens), Video Demonstrating Fine and Brush Felt Pens, Drawing a Craft Knife (exercise stage by stage) Including Felt Pen Rendering, MP3 Player - Draw and Render, Video Demonstratiung the MP3 Exercise.  

RENDERING WITH FELT PENS

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This app includes: Thick and Thin Line (Two Tone), Line Technique with Colour, Hatching Technique, Highlighting with Felt Pens and Coloured Pencils, Video (all the techniques)  

THICK AND THIN LINE TECHNIQUE
AND HIGHLIGHTING

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This app includes: An Introduction to Third Angle Projection, Adding Dimensions, How to Draw in Third Angle Orthographic, First Angle Orthographic Projection.  

ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION

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This app includes: Isometric Drawing and Designers, Isometric Projection - an Explanation, Drawing an Isometric Cube, Isometric Grid Paper, Drawing Isometric Circles, Drawing Isometric Cylinders, Isometric Exercises.  

ISOMETRIC DRAWING - 1

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This app includes: An Introduction to Oblique Projection, How to Draw Basic Shapes, Circles and Cylinders in Oblique, Drawing a Camera in Oblique.  

OBLIQUE PROJECTION

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This app includes: An Introduction to Single Point Perspective, How draw in Single Point Perspective and a series of more Advanced Exercises.  

SINGLE POINT PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

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This app includes: An Introduction to Two Point Perspective Drawing, How to Draw in Two Point Perspective, A Series of Exercises, from Basic to more Complex.  

TWO POINT PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

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This app includes: An Introduction to Estimated Perspective Drawing, Three Exercises (increasing in difficulty).  

ESTIMATED PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

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This app includes: Nets, Developments, Tessellations, Pyramids, Cones, Cuboids, Cylindrical Nets, Triangular Prisms, Popular Nets for Packaging and Projects  

NETS AND DEVELOPMENTS

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This app includes: Pop-Up Letters and Characters, V-Fold Mechanisms, Constructing Symmetrical Pop-Ups, Rotary and Parallel Slide Mechanisms, Internal Stands, A Moving Face and Mouth, Pop-Up Projects.  

CARD MECHANISMS AND POP-UPS

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This app includes: An Introduction to Graphic Writing Styles, Typography - The Basics, The Sun - Exercises and Examples, Energy and Emergency - Exercises and Examples, More Writing Style Exercises  

GRAPHIC WRITING STYLES

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This app includes: Setting Up Paper on a Drawing Board Accurately, Basic Use of a T-Square and Set Square, Printing Accurately in Block Capitals, Printing in Lower Case Letters, Drawing Angles with Set Squares, exercises with T-Squares and Set Squares.  

T-SQUARES AND SET SQUARES

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This app includes: Questionnaire to Pictogram, Sample Pictograms, Examination Question, Flowcharts, Pictorial Flowcharts, Sequence Drawings and Instruction Diagrams.  

PICTOGRAMS, FLOWCHARTS, SEQUENCE DRAWINGS AND INSTRUCTION DIAGRAMS

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FACTORS INFLUENCING GRAPHIC DESIGN

 
This app includes Planned and Perceived Obsolescence, Crowd Funding, Fair Trade, Cooperatives, Product Development, Inclusive Design, Adjustable Products, Advertising and Biomimetic Design  

FACTORS INFLUENCING DESIGN

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UPDATED 9/6/19 This app includes: Maintenance, Repairability and Product Design, Design Strategies, Customer Profiles, Role of a Focus Group, Market Research and Design Fixation.  

FURTHER FACTORS INFLUENCING DESIGN

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This app includes: What is Technology Push? What is Market Pull? Brand Identity, What is a Trend? What is Copyright? What is a Patent? What is a Registered Trademark?  

EVEN MORE FACTORS INFLUENCING DESIGN

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This app includes: A range of issues faced by designers, manufacturers, consumers and Governments - relating to product design, manufacture and the environment.  

MORAL, ETHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RELATING TO DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND THE CONSUMER

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DESIGNING AND MAKING PRINCIPLES
 
This app includes; Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Cubism, De Stiyl, Bauhaus (Modernism), Art Deco, Pop Art, Studio Alchimia and the Memphis Group.  

ART MOVEMENTS

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This app includes eleven designers including:
Philippe Starck, Charlotte Perriand, Zaha Hadid, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Margaret Kalver and Jock Kinneir, Micheal Thonet, Eileen Gray, Marcel Breuer, Robin Day, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Harry Beck
 

DESIGNERS

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This app includes: What is an Iconic Design? and an explanation of sixteen more iconic designs - Polyprop Chair, Thonet No14 Chair, Sydney Opera House, Juicy Salif, LC4 Chaise Longue Chair, Whistling Bird Kettle, Anna G Corkscrew, Apple iPhone, Mackintosh Chairs, Eames Lounge Chair, London Underground Map, Bibendum Chair, Charlton Dresser, Barcelona Chair, Mclaren Buggy, MB 118 Chair,  

ICONIC DESIGNS

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UPDATED 18/4/19 This app includes: Why make a Model, Physical Models, CAD Models, Spreadsheets, Modelling Materials, Model Making Tools and Equipment and Sample Models (Architectural, Systems, Card etc...)  

MODEL MAKING AND PROTOTYPES

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This app includes: A Range of Companies - Alessi, Apple Incorporated, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Tesla, David Constantine and Motivation, Zaha Hadid Architects.  

COMPANIES

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GRAPHICS AND DESIGN PORTFOLIO LAYOUT
 
This app includes: An introduction to the NEA, What is Iterative Design? Takes pupils through the entire iterative design process, from start to finish, from identifying a context and problem, to sketching and model making, testing, critical analysis, developing and design, feedback, evaluation and every other stage. It links to detailed examples and generic advice. A must for pupils taking the NEA.  

THE NEA (NON-EXAMINATION ASSESSMENT)

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PAPER AND BOARDS
 
This app includes: Sustainable Forests, How Paper and Card are Manufactured, the Structure of Corrugated Card, Composition of Laminated Card, Card and Board - Stock Forms.  

SOURCES, ORIGINS, PAPER AND BOARDS

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This app includes: Common Papers and Boards - Cartridge Paper, Tracing Paper, Duplex Board, Solid White Board, Corrugated Board, Foil Lined Board, Paperboard, Box Quality Board, Bleed Proof Paper, Grid Paper, Ink Jet Card, Layout Paper, Newsprint  

MATERIALS - PAPERS AND BOARDS

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This app includes: Workshop Tools and Equipment, Basic Manufacturing Techniques, Standard Components, Seals and Sealing Techniques, Binding Techniques.  

WORKING WITH PAPERS AND BOARDS

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This app includes: Letterpress, Rotary Press, Screen Printing, Lithography, Foil Blocking, Photocopying, UV Varnishing, Laminating, Embossing, Die Cutting, Direct Printing, Sublimation Printing, Flexographic Printing and Web-Fed Systems  

PRINTING PROCESSES

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This app includes: Functions of Packaging, Packaging Materials, Smart Materials for Packaging, Die Cutting, Common Symbols, Blister Packaging and Biodegradable Inks  

PACKAGING AND ASSOCIATED INFORMATION

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This app includes: A Wide Range of Symbols - Recycling, Sustainability, Quality, Food Related Symbols, Information and Ingredients and many more. In total, 38 slides of symbols and their meanings.  

PACKAGING SYMBOLS

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