One Story / Four Icons

Posted: March 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Link to assignment: One Story Four Icons 


This idea was first suggested by Tom Woodward and has been a long standing popular ds106 assignment, but mis-filed in the Visual Assignments category (see the 80+ examples done there). This is really a design task, so hang ’em here from now on. The assignment is to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give away the answer, let people guess! The challenge is to find the icons that suggest the story, but do not make it so easy.

Process: I took pictures (or icons) from microsoft word and/or my collection of random images on my computer. I put them together on microsoft word, and took a screenshot of the image. Then i posted it directly onto the blog.


Unfortunately, i am unable to provide you guys with the title of the movie. Take a look at the four icons i put together…maybe you can guess what movie it is! Its definitely a childhood classic (for us 90s kids).

Good luck!

Images taken from microsoft word and my “online photo collection” (unable to track down original creator).

  1. lei_187 says:

    I’ll get back to you.

  2. Damn. ^she beat me to it.

  3. lockmantuj says:

    Oh gosh, it’s been so long since I saw “Babe” that I’d probably never have figured this one out.

    That’ll do, Lei.

  4. tuc38620 says:

    That is quite clever! Good one!

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