Workshops for PJATK students
and Future Text participants
Future Text. Japanese Art of Information Design
Future Text. Japońska sztuka informacji
It is widely known that so called ukiyo-e, Japanese, multicolor woodblock prints, has given an artistic impact to impressionist and postimpressionist painters, including Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Vincent Van Gogh. During the process of creating the print the chosen composition has to be engraved into a wooden matrix. Then the ink and paint have to be transferred onto the matrix and then comes the pressing the woodblock on the paper sheet. Within Japanese woodblock printing, called in general moku hanga, exist two methods: the first one is called itame mokuhan and the second one is called kiguchi. In case of itame mokuhan the watercolors are used and each of the colors is being pressed separately which produces truly vivid and deep compositions, consisting of various textures. During this workshop, students will have the chance to study various, Japanese woodblock printing techniques.
In this workshop we will be introducing tools to design thinking by focusing on user experience. We will try thinking in terms of the process of experience rather than readymade ideas of objects in order to redefine everyday experiences, create new ideas and concepts. We will be also thinking how to connect people, design and advanced technologies which is the key to innovative solutions.
Interface Design, communication between design and technology, user experience, design thinking, concept making, innovation, future technologies, Ai, sensors, AR, team work.
Introduction. Guidelines. Examples.
Researching everyday life objects their and purpose.
Considering modern technologies, new abilities: Ai, sensors, image recognition, voice recognition etc...
Building a concept
Designing a user experience, creating case study, a scenario.
Redefining the purpose and function.
Visualizing the concept. Designing Interface: Interface as a mean of a communication with a device.
Rōbokusho is Japanese painting technique applying wax, ink and drawing materials. Participants of the workshop will be asked to choose one of kanji, Chinese ideogram and then paint it on large piece of paper. First step is melting the wax and bringing it into a paper sheer. When the wax dries, is has to be scrapped with a pointed needle, then the same shape once again has to be painted with ink in the scraped place. Final step is wrapping the sheet with newspapers, from both sides, and melting the wax with hot iron.
During this workshop, each student will receive a short text of the Japanese fairy tale and create a 3-minute short film showing this story using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere or After Effects or any other technique. The exercise is aimed at training storytelling, design, editing and animation.
day 1 - introduction, research, script review
day 2 - script review, design
day 3 - animation
day 4 - animation
day 5 - presentation