As part of the Ghent Workgroup Creative Outreach Subcommittee work, a »GWG Infographics« project was announced in February 2021. The aim of the project was to transform the selected content of the GWG video tutorials into interesting, appealing and clear infographics. The purpose of infographics is to serve as a simple, helpful and clear representation of sometimes somewhat difficult to understand technical topics.
In the summer semester of the academic year 2020/2021, over 50 1st year students of Graphic and Interactive Communications, from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) participated in the international project »GWG Infographics« under the supervision of assoc. prof. dr. Raša Urbasand assist. prof. dr. Urška Vrabič Brodnjak. The students were divided into 14 groups to learn how to think and work together.
Students were given detailed instructions on how to create and design infographics. They were given 8 different topics selected from the GWG video tutorials. Students had to use the GWG style guide, which defines colors, fonts, and other elements of GWG’s corporate identity. They also had to design their work in a digital and print ready form. All infographics were created in Slovenian and English.
The students’ work is published in digital form on the web site of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, and the GWG Infographics are on display in an exhibition on the faculty premises.
The students showed a lot of creativity, ingenuity, innovation and willingness to work.
Their work can be compared with the results of another project carried out at the same time with students of Graphic and Media technology. These students designed the video tutorials on the same topics. You can read more about this project on this page.
Simultaneously, 14 students of 3rd year of Graphic engineering, from the Faculty of Technology at the University of Banja Luka (Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina) participated in the international project »GWG Infographics« under the supervision of assoc. prof. dr. Živko Pavlović, who is working on this faculty as a guest professor since 2012.
Home institution of the professor Pavlović is Faculty of technical sciences, dept, Graphic engineering and design at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.