Need help with a design task

Nindja1

New Member
Hi,

I have been asked to complete a task. Can someone help me understand how to turning this problem into a visual representation?

Task:

Turn this into a graphic representation of the problem

"A company is seeking a numerical computational model and graphic user interface that is able to process the welding parameters in order to predict and graph the weld bead quality and other key weld attributes easy to be installed in a conventional computer with higher correlation at existing welding machines and processes."

Thank you
Niz
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
I'm guessing this is a 'course question'... and it really doesn't read as something a graphic designer would be doing, seems more numerical analysis, CAE at a push, type of thing to me....

Honest answer, speak to the person who supplied it, if you don't understand the request then the best course of action is always to speak to the person supplying said request. You'll waste far less time if you talk to the other person than you will trying to find an answer online.

The best I can come up with from what you've given us is basically a flow chart showing the process but no idea if that's right or not.

More info (including course if I'm correct in my assumption) might help though.
 

Nindja1

New Member
Hi Levi,

Thank you for your reply. Yes it is. I did contact them but haven't received a reply yet.
What they are asking is
'show us how innovative you think about how information can be presented. We get asked to convert some technical ideas to get a wider community to engage with the issue, what we would like you show you ideas for a particular issue we had to work on a few months ago'

So i think basically i need to convert the information into maybe an infographic.

thank you for your help. Much appreciated.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
Hi Levi,

Thank you for your reply. Yes it is. I did contact them but haven't received a reply yet.
What they are asking is
'show us how innovative you think about how information can be presented. We get asked to convert some technical ideas to get a wider community to engage with the issue, what we would like you show you ideas for a particular issue we had to work on a few months ago'

So i think basically i need to convert the information into maybe an infographic.

thank you for your help. Much appreciated.
I'd only be doing that if they were paying me because there is no proof they've done anything and well it wouldn't be the first time a 'big company' has nicked someone elses idea and said it was theirs...

I hope you're not doing stuff for free/crowdsourcing, it really isn't worth it in the long run.
 

Nindja1

New Member
I'd only be doing that if they were paying me because there is no proof they've done anything and well it wouldn't be the first time a 'big company' has nicked someone elses idea and said it was theirs...

I hope you're not doing stuff for free/crowdsourcing, it really isn't worth it in the long run.
Hi Levi,

I know what you mean and agree with you. I have fallen for that in the past. Did mockups for companies which they used and never paid in the end. But this is more for my own learning. I'm trying to improve my brief interpretation by doing these tasks.

Thank you
 

Nindja1

New Member
Whats the full brief?
Hi,
The brief was to convert [link removed - Levi]

this issue to a visual asset. I first researched the topic to understand what the whole concept of the machine was and what they needed. They basically need to optimise the machine. So the brief asked me to represent this in visuals to be used on social media to engage more audiences.
 
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Levi

Moderator
Staff member
I've removed the link because it links to a crowdsourcing site and we don't like them. hankscorpio will be able to see it via history as he's a mod like I am.
 

Nindja1

New Member
I've removed the link because it links to a crowdsourcing site and we don't like them. hankscorpio will be able to see it via history as he's a mod like I am.
Ahh understandable. No worries. Thanks for letting me know.
 

Nindja1

New Member
Ahh understandable. No worries. Thanks for letting me know.
Just read an article on Forbes and understand fully now what you mean about crowdsourcing. Just to assure you I’m not a member of any such websites. I’m a graphic designer/Artworker who works for a charity organisation in UK. Been working as a full time designer for over 6 years.
 

hankscorpio

Moderator
Staff member
To be fair, I saw it and understood you were not partaking but only using the brief.

Typically anyone promoting crowdsourcing sites can be bannef immediately.
 

Nindja1

New Member
To be fair, I saw it and understood you were not partaking but only using the brief.

Typically anyone promoting crowdsourcing sites can be bannef immediately.
Yes, Thanks for letting me know, I would never promote such platforms (didn’t know much about it either until I googled it today) English is not my first language and I got a feedback from a recruiter that I need a bit of work on my brief communication. I feel like sometimes I miss the point in very complicated technical briefs so was working on that.

Thank you.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
To be fair, I saw it and understood you were not partaking but only using the brief.

Typically anyone promoting crowdsourcing sites can be bannef immediately.
That's why I didn't ban as well, it was an old brief from there so just removed the link and let them know why :)
 

hankscorpio

Moderator
Staff member
Now I don't know what the full brief is - I saw it briefly.

But anyway - take a snippet of the brief and post it here.
Then show us your work and we can let you know.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
Now I don't know what the full brief is - I saw it briefly.

But anyway - take a snippet of the brief and post it here.
Then show us your work and we can let you know.
Use the history button under the post :p

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