International Design Review

Graduation
Projects / 2017

2011
author
Peter Gála (SK)
title
Water Games
degree
B.A. project
school
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
supervisor
Eva Péč-Brezinová
The problem noticed by this student was the lack of any kind of swimming instructions at pools. Peter Gála chose school‑age youngsters as his target group, as they have mandatory physical education classes with trips to the swimming pool. The info‑posters he made are composed of three layers. The first contains information on movements and their coordination with inhalation and exhalation. The second, which is directly underneath, shows possible mistakes, and the last one explains the biomechanics of swimming. The swim cycle itself is shown in five phases. The instructions are printed in UV pigments, which the student claims will make them last longer. Instead of paper, spiral binding magnetic folios were used, which means the instructions stay open at a given page.