This project, besides serving as a potential design for next year’s HUMES t-shirt (captured pen to paper to avoid losing creativity to a computer software program), captures well much of what I have learned from the course. The front, while simple, contains a sketch of the whole planet. I selected and attempted to sketch this icon to represent our experience because it serves as a reminder to everything still unlearned for us, as students, about the world around us, particularly the Non-Western perspectives to which this course attempts to expose its students. On the back, I selected the sixteen words that I feel best represent this program and what we have learned. The words in the circular design move outwards, from the most specific, unit-based concepts at the center, to the most broad themes and questions on the outside, spreading around everything. Furthermore, the circular nature of the words’ positioning, highlights the interconnectedness of all of these concepts.
A natural onlooker might become intimidated by these words. A student in this program certainly would. The more I have learned about these concepts, the more I have only come to realize how much I still do not know. By placing all of these words together in a visually pleasing way, my design attempts to challenge its viewer to learn more about these concepts.