In the landscape architecture major we have constantly worked in groups. This quarter has not been an exception, and in fact, has broadened the scope of who we work with. This project has required us to work with students in the computer science and graphic arts major. This interdisciplinary project has brought together students with different backgrounds and skills. The computer science students bring to the table their knowledge in computers and internet development while the graphic art students bring their understanding of color palettes and layouts.
The computer science students have an extensive knowledge of website design. This skill is essential in launching a successful website. The website will contain all the content that we, the landscape architecture students, have gathered; this includes maps, historical information, current information, and water and all its issues. They will be implementing this information in a way that makes it easy for the public to access and understand. Without the computer science students this project will be very difficult to accomplish.
The computer graphics students understand how to display information. Their studies have granted them with a deep appreciation for color and layout design. Their skills were focused in developing a color scheme, logo design, font styles, and layouts for the project. These items encompass the whole project, making the project read as one.
Working with both of these classes was an interesting and rewarding experience. We got to get out of our comfort zone and work with people who have different skills. This project can only benefit from this level of interdisciplinary work.