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Graphic Design Demo with Yeohyun Ahn

April 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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Participate in “Computational Graphic Design: Beautiful Bézier,” a graphic design demonstration with Yeohyun Ahn, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.

The participants will create computational graphics by Bézier curve. A Bézier curve is a parametric curve used in computer graphics and related fields. The Bézier curve, related to the Bernstein polynomial, is named after Pierre Bézier, who used it in the 1960’s for designing curves for the bodywork of Renault cars. Other uses include the design of computer fonts and animation. Beautiful Bézier is a class project from ART 448, Creative Coding for Graphic Design, in the Art Department at UW–Madison. Adobe Illustrator offers Pen Tool function to create curves by tracing objects with anchor and control points efficiently. It bases on GUI (graphical user interface system), including clicking, selecting, and dragging. It is similar to a hand drawing system, but this interface system occasionally ends up with intensive and time-consuming efforts in design processes. This class project explores how to create experimental Bézier curves by using computation directly. This demo will suggest experimental graphic design by using computer codes to explore abstract images with the Bézier function in Processing. The demo will require at least 2 hours. Humanities 6641 will be used for the demo up to 14 participants.

Biography: Yeohyun Ahn is an artist, designer, educator, and researcher, integrating creative coding and diversity into graphic design, and digital art. She leads several research projects, TYPE+CODE, Social Homelessness on US campuses, and Evolving Graphic Design. Her projects have been featured through Washington Post, PRINT, New York Times Magazine, Letter Arts Review, Creator’s Project, Designboom.com, etc. Published in the books, Graphic Design: the Basics and Type on Screen by Princeton Architectural Press and Data-Driven Graphic Design by Fairchild Books in the UK. Committee members for CAA Annual Conference and the Academic Task Force at SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design).


April 1, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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