Category: Class Collaboration

Kaitiakitanga Rational[Class Collaboration]

For this project, our group chose to respond to the ideas of Kaitiakitanga and smarter consumption in relation to waste production that places further stress on our environment.

The specific issue we’ve chosen to look at is that of Paper Waste and how we can lessen our consumption of paper and pulp products in an effort to help reduce stress on our environment.
Our small actions were threefold – Reduce the paper we use by lowering font size and double sided printing; Recycle paper that we use instead of throwing it away so that it gets reused instead of wasting away in a landfill; and when applicable forgo paper altogether and instead utilise technological resources instead.
We wanted our design to reflect our chosen content, we looked at visual styles and precedents surrounding paper cutting and print making to inform our design process. We began by designing some basic two dimensional assists that aimed to replicate the feel of coloured paper cut outs, we felt however that our designs felt too flat and wanted to give them some depth. This is what lead us to add aspects of collage into our designs. By incorporating photographic material into our designs it gave it more depth and we felt it fit with our paper cutting ideas as our design process reflected the methods of traditional collage.

Our chosen target audience was people around the young adult range through to mid/late 20’s. Alternatively institutions that deal with younger people, e.g. universities, schools etc. our goal with an institution being to educate and inform the main body of people within an organisation to in an effort to reduce their paper consumption as a whole. Our decision to incorporate pseudo two dimensional design assets reflected this target audience as flatter designs are currently a popular look especially with a younger audience. Due to urging from our tutors however we did incorporate collage for a deeper feel in our works that potentially widened the range of people who would be drawn into the infographic animations.

To manage our time we decided the most efficient method of collaboration would be for one of us to focus on the animation aspects of our project[Ben] and the other to focus on the building and developing of the website[Emma] working to our strengths to maximise our efficiency. During studio times we would collaborate and work together on most aspects of the project, but for our ‘individual study’ between studios we would mostly focus on our own allocated projects within the assignment. We feel that this allowed us to stay relatively on top of our workloads, giving us plenty of time to critique and develop our works between us and our peers, and assist one another in the development of our allocated workload.


Animation Assets – Small Actions[Class Collaboration]


These assets are used in our Small Actions animation, some assets are similar or reused from the Big Picture animation. The assets we created for this video were a lot more focused on portraying technology as thats one of our big ‘solutions’ in regards to paper waste, moving away from paper products when applicable. A lot of the assets were made collaboratively, with small edits being made by each other in an effort to creative cohesive artworks that hopefully make it difficult for a viewer to see that two different designers created  variety of assets.

30-sec Storyboard Revised

After having critique and talking with the tutors we have revised our storyboard and come up with a beginning and changed some of the ways we have made transitions with imagery. Boards drawn by Emma.


Story Boards

These are the storyboards from our 15-second animation. We chose to capture 3 key things that people can do to change the way they use paper rather than get rid of it all together because we know that paper is a valuable resource. We also haven’t come up with a beginning yet but we are thinking we will touch on the previous video and make a reference to choosing a what kind of world people want to live in.


First Critique[Collaboration]


First Mockup made in photoshop super basic, tonnes of mistakes but gave an alright idea of what we were thinking. We’ve already changed a lot of our ideas from this, thinking of focusing on a more collage esque method of design.

Story Boarding

In class, we got together and started to draw up our storyboards for both the 30-second ‘issue’ motion graphic and the 15-second ‘change’ motion graphic.

For the 30-second ‘issues’ motion graphic we both looked at our facts and came up with ways to change them and fit them in within the 30 seconds while still keeping the transitions between them flowing. We haven’t figured out a beginning or ‘hook’ yet but we are working on the other elements we can while we are thinking about it.

For the 15-second motion graphic, we have come up with a rough story outline but haven’t been able to create larger frames and transitions between each idea.


15 second draft below:15sec


In class, we worked on creating a rough wireframe of how we wanted our website to look and came up with a few ideas that we would then both go away with and work on for interim critique on Thursday.