Open Educational Resources

HISTORICAL RE-INTERPRETATION: An ARTIFACT

Niberca G. Polo, CUNY College of Staten Island

Abstract

Project Brief:

In this project, students design an artifact inspired in research findings of a specific historical period in Art/Design/Media—a research led design framework. Based on background knowledge obtained in the course, students practice previously explored research methodologies and strategies, and cross-reference sources in order to complete an annotated bibliography and literature review that will serve as the foundation for proposal writing (including rationale, abstract, and reverse outline). The teacher introduces deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning as research explorations for students to further develop concepts. Students create an artifact of choice that reflects the main elements and attributes of a historical movement or period (color, composition, media, etc.) adapted to contemporary times (theme); the artifact can be 2D, 3D, or animated; if 3D, the design must be digitally rendered.