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I have written about my personal passion for RGD here before, but it occurs to me that a reader may not know what the RGD is or what they do. So let us clear that up before I go any further. The RGD, or Registered Graphic Designers, attempts to set a standard of quality and philosophical ideals that members try to adhere to. This includes policies of not participating in spec work or standards of accessible design. This means if a designer has the RGD credentials attached to their names a certain level of work is expected from that designer....

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Design, GRAP201, Process, RGD, RGD Student Committee, St. Lawrence College -

Standing at the edge of my second year of Graphic Design school at St. Lawrence College one aspect has continually surprised and thrilled me; the people I meet and work with. Early last term I decided to become a member of the RGD Student Committee. I wanted to begin becoming a part of the larger world of Design and I saw RGD as a gateway to that. These meetings and projects connected me to wonderful students in other programs across the province and I feel part of a much larger community now. One of the best parts of RGD is...

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Accessibility, Design, GRAP201, Process, St. Lawrence College -

"Accessibility means to me, equal opportunities for any individual within our society to have access to whatever it is that the average person would have access to." Michael Whiteman, Associate Director of Accessibility and Counselling, Health Centre for St. Lawrence College had that to say when I asked him the question "What does accessibility mean to you?" I believe accessibility encompasses one of the grandest aims of design to be tackled yet: designing a product or experience that can be used by an audience regardless of any particular boundary that might prevent a user from using or enjoying what is...

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Design, GRAP201, Internet of Things, Opinion, St. Lawrence College -

I've begun seeing a new term being used around the internet, largely on tech and design blogs, "The Internet of Things."  As I understand it this term relates to the increasing connectivity of our everyday household objects. Google's newest acquisition "Nest" and the Kickstarter gem "Pebble" are excellent examples of this type of product. Nest is a home thermostat that is connected to a your WiFi network and gathers data about how you use the heat in your home to learn and optimize when the home is warm or cool. It can be controlled with a smartphone or a web...

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Blog, Design, Design Thinking, GRAP201, Links, Resources, St. Lawrence College -

Hello and welcome! My name is Samuel Hudson Campbell and I am a student designer currently studying at St. Lawrence College in beautiful Kingston, Ontario. That last part was a bit of a lie as it is currently the height of winter and it is miserable out of doors. But, we're not here to talk about that frigid wasteland people call "outside", no, we are here to discuss one of my favourite things in the world: Design. This blog is going to chronicle my experiences being a student of design, currently in my second year, to my early fledgling career. There may...

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