Submitted by: Cindi Hiers Unit: Product Design, adapted from an animation created by Luc Desdoigts of France Lesson: Container Design Grade Level: High School
This lesson was inspired by Luc Desdoigts who did an Soda Can animation for New Year's Day 2004. A student of his did a lesson with his high school students. I directed my students to observe all packaged products. I had several on display in the classroom. We had discussions about line, color, subject, and how each element could be displayed on a container to catch the consumers eye. Student were told to focus on what their idea of the American Dream was. Concepts discussed were money, love, happiness, employment, and environment.
Once the student decided on their American Dream they were instructed to give it a title make it a product. When the students had gotten that far they were told to design a container and a flier to sell their product, as if it were in a super market and advertised in the newspaper. Students had to include an image of themselves, ingredients which depicted themselves, and a logo on both the container and the flier. The students were to use Colored Pencils, however any medium, provided it was effective was allowed. Craftsmanship was mandatory. Graphic design students photographed the images, animated the images, and saved everything to disc. Critiques followed when all students were finished.
Click on the images for full size images. - Cruel Shoes Flier - Cruel Shoes Box and product