[Blueboard] SITUATION REPORT - Wednesday, 31 May 2006

uppa uppa at admu.edu.ph
Wed May 31 16:40:01 PHT 2006


(Wednesday, 31 May 2006)


TRAFFIC:  Traffic is expected to be heavy next week when classes start.  It will be heaviest during dismissal time as students will be leaving at the same time.  To give an idea of what the situation would be like, it is important to know the following: 


  1.. The Grade School starts classes on Monday, 5 June but will have early dismissal on the first three days.  About 4,000+ students will be fetched or leaving the campus at the same time.  
  2.. The High School starts classes for more than 2,000 students on Wednesday, 7 June but the Freshmen Orientation for 600+ freshmen will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 5 & 6 June.  The High School also have early dismissal for all levels.   
  3.. Loyola Schools will start classes on Monday, 19 June.  Release of summer marks is scheduled on Tuesday, 6 June and registration will start on Wednesday, 7 June.  Freshmen ORSEM is scheduled on the 13th, 14th and 15th of June for more than 2,000 students.

The start of the first semester is a period of adjustment.  New students will be adjusting to the traffic scheme on Katipunan and on campus.  Campus security will be observing traffic flow on campus and will all make adjustments to meet the needs of the school units and the community.


SECURITY:  Three fake 500 peso bills (shown below) were passed on to cashiers of a    cafeteria on campus on 12, 15 and 25 May, allegedly by students.  The community is encouraged to not just count their change but to examine bills to counter attempts to pass on fake bills on campus.   

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MAINTENANCE:  To reduce clutter in the Loyola Heights campus, streamers will no longer be allowed on the Katipunan fence starting 1 June 2006.  Announcements and notices will only be posted in the Blue Billboard near Gate 3.  Posting of streamers and banners will also be regulated.


School units, offices and student organizations are requested to observe the following guidelines in preparing their streamers and banners.  Mr. Florentino D. Dulce of the Loyola Schools was requested to formulate the following guidelines:


Visual Guidelines for Large, Mounted, In-campus Print Collaterals

by Mr. Florentino D. Dulce


1. Dimensions


Banners and Streamers for mounting in University Physical Plant designated areas around campus must conform to the following standard sizes.


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Strict compliance with the above-stated dimensions must be observed in order to ensure proper and safe mounting of print collaterals around designated areas as well as their respective holders.



2. Mounts and Eyelets. 

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Banners and Streamers for mounting in designated areas around campus must come provided with the designated number mounting points at the edges of the material. Such mounting points must also be provided with metal bindings (eyelets) to ensure proper and secure mounting resistant to tearing or dismount resulting from wind sheer or other environmental factors.

Banners must have a minimum of four (4) mount points (one for each corner) with provisions for the addition mounting points as required by the area where the material will be mounted.


Streamers must have five (5) mount points per short side and another five (5) mount points on the long side to accommodate the special rigging equipment required for its display as illustrated below. This totals to sixteen (16) mounting points with provisions for additional mounting points as the rigging or area or placement requires.




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Visual Qualities


The following visual qualities serve as guides for the preparation and design of print collateral. These aim to ensure maximum visibility of the critical information which the print collaterals need to convey.


1. Type Size

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Given the variety of types (fonts) available, as well as the different measurement systems for each type, it is difficult to put a generic minimum point size required per given design, specially in large-scale prints where type sizing becomes relative to file resolutions, the most effective way to ensure maximum readability is by proportioning the type size to the short side (reading side) of the material. A good practice is to divide the length of the short side by "thirds" and visually gauge type size relative to each third. A simple rule-of-thumb would be to ensure that the type height would occupy at least "two thirds of a third" (two ninths of the total length of a short side) with the remaining "one third of a third" (one ninths of the total length of a short side) allocated for spaces (leading). The above illustration shows readability of a type based on thirds of the short side with allocation for spacing. While types could be rendered in sizes smaller to the measure detailed above, such smaller sizes may hamper readability of materials specially from moving vehicles.


2. Typefaces


There is no prescribed typeface for use in the print collaterals described above. This document provides some suggestions to ensure that critical information within the materials are legible. 

a.      Whenever possible avoid using cursive typefaces (handwritten style) for critical information (what, when and where) within the print collaterals. While some titles will require the use of such cursive typefaces, if the space allows, it makes for better legibility to repeat the title in a non cursive typeface.


b.      Avoid using typefaces that are either too narrow or too wide.

c.      When in doubt about what typeface to use, Roman (ex. Times New Roman) and Gothic (ex. Arial) types are good options because of their legibility.


3. Contrast and Color Usage


While there are no prescribed colors for use in print collateral materials, it makes for good practice to use high contrast colors for type and background to ensure maximum visibility of the material.


Light backgrounds make for easy reading of type while dark backgrounds catch attention from long distances. Consider the area where the materials will be placed before using a set of colors for the design to ensure that the background stands out (a light background placed against a light colored wall or open sky will be drowned by the environment). Once a suitable background color is chosen, select a color for the type that would create the best/highest contrast to ensure legibility.


4. Interference 


Using images or other visual elements (shapes, logos, etc.) as part of the background or in other parts of the print collateral create visual interference with relation to the text. While these elements significantly enhance the aesthetics of the design, such could also reduce legibility and over all visibility of the text. When using images or other visual elements as background, lighten it or create a visual break between the text and the image.

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When placing images or other visual elements beside text (as opposed to visual elements as backgrounds) ensure that there is ample distance between the visual elements and the text to minimize interference. Whenever possible, keep the number of visual elements placed beside the text to a minimum to avoid clutter and hamper readability of the material.



Content Regulation


Banners and Streamers despite their size really have limited space for information. Given that a streamer spans twelve (12) feet, relative to the size of the type and other visual elements in it, it is no different in information space as a piece of letter size paper with large letters. It is therefore the responsibility of the proponents as well as the designers of the print collateral to ensure that their materials contain at the very least, the critical information which the print collateral is supposed to serve.


A good way of qualifying critical information is the what, when, where, and who of an event or activity which the print collateral serves. Given that there is limited space within banners and streamers, it is imperative that the purpose that the banner/streamer serves (what) stand outs. Likewise it is critical that the circumstances (when), venues (where) and people (who) that surround the purpose of the banner/streamer get attention as well. One technique to allocate space and ensure maximum readability is by dedicating different styles to the what, when, where and who. Illustrated below is one of several possibilities:







Allocate the largest space to the purpose served by the banner/streamer, with the time and place sharing equal sizing. If the space permits or if placement is of such is critical, insert the people at the last portion where it would not occupy so much space.






Please email comments to uppa at admu.edu.ph 

Situation Report 31 May 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm  

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