I need some Graphic Design for a conceptual model

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $160
  • Entries Received: 5
  • Winner: ajpenpressured

Contest Brief

The model is a ladder with seven rungs, each representing broader (ie. widening out from the individual researchers) and more complex (ie. involving more people, contexts etc) application of research into learning and teaching in higher education.

I’m thinking a hand-drawn kind of look (like the drawings in The Story of Stuff), but it still needs to resonate with a fairly serious academic audience so maybe something slightly simpler/more corporate.

Design products needed:
1) Labelled version – colour (to be used mostly in powerpoint)
2) Labelled version – b/w (to be used in publications and handouts)
3) Worksheet version – b/w (to be printed in A3/A4 and filled in by people about their own research) - the wording could be shortened if this improved usability
[all seven rungs need to be within the one graphic/on the one page]

Background information:
Evidence of benefits to students and changes in academic practice were challenging for many project teams to provide. Instead, the most resounding influence of projects was the opportunities generated for project team members themselves. These benefits enabled leading educators and educational researchers to strengthen their profile and deepen their contributions to student learning in Australian universities. Influence on project team members included building their academic knowledge, enhancing their own educational practice, gaining legitimacy and profile, receiving awards, achieving career progression, and honing research and project management expertise. The projects examined in the study are mapped using the IMPEL model. The model offers both a prompt for project teams in the planning, execution and reflection stages of educational development projects, as well as a cogent frame for funding agencies to enunciate expectations, make funding decisions and evaluate the efficacy of funding schemes in facilitating strategic educational change. These uses of the model are outlined in the paper and will be the basis of interactive elements in the paper presentation.

The ladder:
From this research, the Impact Management Planning and Evaluation Ladder (IMPEL) model is proposed, in which change through educational development projects is mapped according to seven stages, each incrementally broader in impact than the last. These rungs are:
(1) Changes for project team members
(2) Changes by project team members leading to changes for students who are directly influenced
(3) Contributions to knowledge in the field; growth or spread of disseminated ideas; serendipitous adoption/adaptation by people beyond the project’s intended reach
(4) Changes by opportunistic adopters at participating institutions leading to changes for students who are directly influenced
(5) Systemic changes at participating institutions leading to changes for all relevant students
(6) Changes by opportunistic adopters beyond participating institutions leading to changes for students who are directly influenced
(7) Systemic changes beyond participating institutions leading to changes for all relevant students.

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Public Clarification Board

  • sidharthuchil
    • 9 years ago


    Please rate my entry. I could work on a complete presentation using powerpoint tailored to your requirements. Please ping me if you find my work interesting :)

    • 9 years ago
  • nitecrawlersl
    • 9 years ago

    You haven't got many entries since the contest is not guaranteed. Participating in contest itself is a gamble of freelancer time. When it is not guaranteed, nobody takes the effort to do it. Maybe you should think of making it a guaranteed contest.

    • 9 years ago
  • luisathomas
    • 9 years ago

    I must be really slow because I dont understand this project!

    • 9 years ago
  • khairizalghulam
    • 9 years ago

    Hi, it should be a ladder or is that okay if it is a stairs?
    Also each rung should has the same size?
    Thank you.

    • 9 years ago
    1. tillyhinton
      Contest Holder
      • 9 years ago

      It needs to be a ladder, because that's the name of the model. I think they should be a similar size, but happy to see other options. Thanks!

      • 9 years ago
  • Sandufus
    • 9 years ago

    So basically, you want a ladder with those seven stages written on the rungs? Do you have a particular color scheme in mind or is it entirely up to us? Thanks.

    • 9 years ago
    1. tillyhinton
      Contest Holder
      • 9 years ago

      no colour scheme in mind, except to say I'll be using it in powerpoint presentations so colour/s that will project well will be great. I'm thinking it's best to avoid reds and greens due to colour-blindness - though I"m no expert on useability :)

      • 9 years ago

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