10 Nov 2016   webgap

How Full-Scale Floor Plans Help Architects Walk Clients Through Designs

One of the hardest tasks for graphic designers, multimedia designers and interior designers alike, is getting the client to buy into your vision when they’re wired differently and battle to visualise your design concept.

In the architecture world, one firm in Oslo Norway, have started creating full-scale floor plans in the parking lot behind their offices to walk clients through their design process and explain their vision for the projects they’re tasked with.

This is a clever way of helping the client conceptualise space and layout in a 1:1 scale, creating a fun, interactive and real experience of the designer’s vision. The ultimate goal of course, is for the client to buy into the project – what better way to convince them than showing them exactly what it would look like spatially?

This is a great example of how innovative ideas can be applied practically to the working world and is inspiring an evolution between client and designer relationships.

We wonder what innovative solutions our graphic design, interior design and multimedia design students could come up with in the future.

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14 Nov 2016   webgap

Where to study? Some tips for choosing a higher education provider.

Deciding which higher education provider is the best for you is as important as deciding what to study. If you’re considering a career in graphic design, multimedia design or interior design there are a few factors to consider.We’ve put together a checklist of important points to think about, from accreditation to staffing and even international comparability. Have a look at these points and their relevance before deciding where to enrol.Ask yourself:• Is the institution registered with the Department of Higher Education and are their programmes registered on SAQA’s website?• How lon ...

14 Nov 2016   webgap

Date Night 2016

21 October saw students from our interior design, graphic design and multimedia design faculties come out to pitch their portfolios to prospective employers.The GDC Date Night is a firm favourite on the calendar with students buzzing with excitement and nerves at the prospect of their futures. Based on the model of “speed-dating”, interior design, graphic design and multimedia design students have 10 minutes to pitch themselves to each of the professionals from their industries around the room. Students rotate after each pitch to have a one-on-one with all the professionals. The Date Night ...

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