High-Stakes TestingA family of designs By Ronnie White
The goal of my design family is toinform parents of the changestaking place in Oregon educationThe message I am trying to get across is High-Stakes testing isthatbad for education!
Message:When readers are finished reading my designs, I wantthem to know thathigh-stakes standardized tests are unfair, and haveadverse effects on students.Feel StatementsDesign 1: I want parents to feel interested in learning more about high-stakes testingDesign 2: I want parents to feel scared for their child’s educationDesign 3: I want parents to feel empowered
Proximity: I grouped the items together in two related elementsAlignment: I aligned the words by offsetting all of them in a way that makes the eye travel from top left to bottom right.Repetition: The repetition I used is simply in the color.Contrast: The contrast is in the text style, size, and color.Color: I used the achromatic + 1 color scheme to draw attention to the pieces I want emphasized.Type: I used two different sizes and weights to emphasize “Bad” and “High-Stakes Testing”Overall I am going for a simple design thatemphasizes high-stakes testing as a bad forOregon education.
Badfor SchoolsThe Risks of High-Stakes Testing in Oregon Education
Proximity: I grouped the items together in three related elementsAlignment: I left aligned all of the text to create a feeling of unity even though there is also a directional contrastRepetition: The repetition I used is the color and weight of the font to emphasize the most key words .Contrast: The contrast is in the text style, size, and color.Color: I used a red-orange and aqua complimentary color scheme with the font while also drawing on the aqua from the EarthType: I used two different sizes and weights to emphasize “Bad”, “High-Stakes Testing”, and “Stop high stakes testing in education”Overall I am going for a design that that reallypushes the negative aspects of high stakes testingby emphasizing the key ideas through repetition.
Proximity: I grouped the items together in three related elementsAlignment: I aligned font to the leftRepetition: The repetition is in the font colorContrast: The contrast is in the text style, size, and color.Color: I used an analogous color schemeType: I used two different sizes and weights to emphasize “Bad” and “High-Stakes Testing”, and “stop”Overall I am going for a brochure design that isinformative and semi-business like.
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