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  • 1. coursera design certificate tournament designs with the top 10 votes names shown are what was inputted into the system
  • 2. The idea is to create a certificate where the main concept is Coursera. As an environment, Coursera involves many courses from different universities. So, basically, I played around with the Coursera logo holding a long and narrow certificate, the left side of the certificate is for the name of the course and the right side for the student name and information. I only did a printable version to put on the wall, but I believe that the blue logo can be made out of wood or another material and hold a paper certificate with this element, so this way this "artifact" can be put over a desk or other furniture. #1: “Environment Coursera” by C. Cardenas
  • 3. This certificate proposal shows the human intervention in creation, it includes all the info that the regular certificate has...You can print it in a regular letter size piece of paper ( just use a paper kind a little bit stronger than the usual one)... but here’s the good news you can put it on your desk and is a useful object or an ARTIFACT. It folds so it forms a working table in which the human element is actually working because he is holding a pencil!!!...You can even use it to hold and display your business cards. It is a great conversation starter!!! I hope You all like it!!!! I registered the whole process from roughs to the prototype going all the way through the iteration including some serendipitous findings that I would be glad to share if I were asked to. #2: “Certificate Comes Alive” by Carlos Jimenez
  • 4. #3: “Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society” by J-P A Sharp
  • 5. TASK Design a New Certificate for the Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society Course. BRIEF EXPLANATION The idea is to design/create a conventional paper certificate at A4 size. However, unconventionally, the certificate would be folded in a specific way to allow it to be displayed/presented at a reduced size in a specially constructed origami picture frame/stand. MECHANICS OF THE IDEA My submission uses two sheets of Din A4 paper/thin card, one white for the certificate and one black/coloured for the origami picture frame/stand. THE CERTIFICATE Image 1. Basic Rough Layout of the Certificate Design The certificate is designed to incorporate the following: * The Penn University logo. * Provision for a brief synopsis/abstract of the course (top third of the page, under the logo). * Provision for any legal requirements and details (bottom third of the page, below the central section). * A central section highlighting the nature of the award, name of the candidate and the course title (the area displayed when folded). * The background consists of a muted section of a prototype engineering drawing (does not feature in central display area). * The colourful frieze is taken from the existing I.D. of the course. (This I.D. in my opinion, is eye catching & keeping it would preserve the existing visual continuity of the course). * Dot/dash engineering drawing lines criss-cross the page and serve to define the display area and act as folding guides. Image 2. Rationale behind the Certificate Design & Folding Instructions This visual explains the design rationale behind the certificate design and a brief illustration of how to fold it for inclusion into the origami photo frame. THE ORIGAMI PHOTO FRAME/STAND The frame/stand is made from a sheet of A4 black, or coloured paper/thin card. Instructions on how to construct the frame can be found on the Origami Instruction website: http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-photo- stand.html CERTIFICATE STORAGE, DISPLAY & REPRODUCTION Once the frame/stand is completed, as per the instructions provided on the website, the folded certificate can be inserted into the frame/stand displaying the award info, candidates name and course title outwardly (See Visual 3). If a facsimile signature is required it could be placed here with some re- jigging of the type/info. Conversely, it could be included the lower outside folded portion - there's plenty of space. If the certificate is needed for photocopying purposes it can be readily removed from the frame/stand, opened out and reproduced. Once copied it can be folded once more and returned to its frame/stand, or if preferred stored flat in a folder or placed in a diploma/picture frame. PHOTOS OF THE COMPLETED ARTIFACT Image 3. Front view of the origami frame/stand with the folded certificate on display Image 4. Back view of the origami frame/stand and folded certificate Images 5. through 9. Various composite views showing the unfolded certificate & folded framed certificate together #3 - explanation
  • 6. #4: “Transparent Card” by Marcin Krzanicki Transparent card with QR Code
  • 7. #5: “Amlo Certificate Design” by Adriana la Rotta My proposal is based on the idea that the certificate needs to be a document that has the same written content that the original document has, but with a different structure in terms of distribution, format and aesthetics. The University of Pennsylvania wants to give a recognition to the students that made it though the course but these document must be very clear and different from the formal credit certificates.
  • 8. #6: “Elegant Certificate with Certificate Issuing System” by marinet I started designing the certificate for the Design course, but immediately came upon some questions: what size should it be? In which layout should it be? And for what output format should it be? This got me thinking of a Certificate Issuing System where you log in with the code you receive upon completion of the course (see Figure1). Then you will see a screen with options to change the size of the certificate, the layout and the desired output format (see Figure2). You will not be able to physically change anything on the certificate, like your name. Ideally it would also be nice to be able to copy the "badge" and a sentence to whichever social network you'd like to post it to (see Figure3 and Figure4). For instance it could be a new "Life Event" on your Facebook profile, or new Education on Google+. But for now, hope you enjoy my Certificate design - I can only hope a system such as above will be considered.
  • 9. #7: “Tote Bag Certificate” by watboom We all have chosen to take this design course mainly because of the knowledge and skills we will acquire. At least for me, I do not need a certificate to hang on the wall. Therefore I suggest the final certificate to come in eps or other type of file (which will be free to produce) and every student will be able to download it and choose whether to print it and frame it or print it on a T-shirt or something else. I would print mine on a canvas tote bag to carry the 'design skills' and inspiration always with me:)
  • 10. #8: “Not the Usual Certificate” by unknown
  • 11. #9: “The Graduation Pin” by Lookin As the solution need not to be a document I think about creating a graduation pin (badge). It could be a nice way for students to recognize each other all around the world. And it could be a good memory about our class. I use 45 RPM Record Adapter shape as an element of design of this pin.
  • 12. #10: “The Antikythera Mechanism” by Dorella Rosi By Dorella Rosi. The inspiration for this design came from my fascination with an ancient artifact discovered in the remains of a Roman cargo ship off the coast of Greece in 1900: "The Antikythera Mechanism". Although difficult to date, the strange artifact is thought to be over two thousand years old, making it one of the earliest precision geared devices in existence. The fine teeth of the gears suggested it was some type of clock mechanism, but the complexity of the pieces also suggested that it was designed to do a lot more than just tell the time of day. Just Google "The Antikythera Mechanism" to find out more. The image I used to design this certificate can be used for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law. The copyright holder of this work, released it into the public domain that applies worldwide. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antikyt hera_mechanism.svg#filelinks