National Constitution Center Industry-Sponsored Civic Holidays Systems Design Project
With the National Constitution Center in Center City Philadelphia as our industry-sponsored client for the Fall 2014 semester, senior-year Graphic Design Communication students in the Design VII. Systems Design Integration course were charged with creating an overall Design System for Civic Holidays at the Constitution Center to include an Identity; a Public Awareness Campaign or Environmental Graphics; a 16-page plus Cover Publication design; and the design of an App or Website. Some students also presented other deliverables as part of their overall proposed design system. The most important aspect of this project was for students to understand the concept of a design system, and to demonstrate how this design system could be utilized over several pieces and—in this case—over different media.
The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The National Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibitions and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition. Civic holidays are occasions to honor America’s past, engage in the present, and embrace our role in the future. The best place to celebrate America’s civic holidays is at the National Constitution Center, with engaging, educational programs and activities both at the Center and in the classroom.