Social Issue Display
Displays are a useful way to communicate and distribute
information in a variety of settings.
Design and create a freestanding display to provide information
about a social issue (drinking and driving, literacy, smoking, etc.).
All of your project work must be documented in a project log
which will be a key part of the project evaluation.
The display must
• be freestanding and easy to transport (collapsible)
• be designed for durability
• contain accurate, uptodate, legible information
• be designed to attract the attention of passersby
• include at least 1 original graphic created in a graphics
• include at least one handout in the form of a brochure
The display must be presented to the teacher and class.
The five to seven minute presentation must outline the design
Equipment and Materials:
• paper and pens, pencils, markers, paints
• computer and graphics program (CorelDRAW, Paint Shop Pro,
Photoshop, Print Shop, etc.)
• materials for constructing the display
• software manuals and tutorials
• Internet resources
• Make sure you have an understanding of Design Fundamentals
and General Design Theory.
• Research your topic thoroughly to ensure the accuracy of your
• Keep all rough drafts, rough sketches, any experimental pages,
tutorial work that will show that you worked to develop new skills,
etc., as documentation to be cited in your project log.
• Keep your project log uptodate on a daily basis.
Your project work (Project Log , display) will be evaluated
according to the Evaluation Rubric.
Your display will be evaluated for
• clarity and accuracy of content
• appeal of the layout and colour scheme
• professional look
• presence of all required elements
• Use your display at an appropriate event (school information
night, open house, etc.). Be prepared to answer questions related
to your topic.