Presentation went well with scope for improvement. I think the content we achieved within 24hrs is something to credit for. I was the only 3rd year contributing to the group and was pretty lucky to have some great second years.
The presentations didn’t produce a result in terms of the winning group. Many great concepts and designs that had some scope. I think we had a lot going for our pitch but there was definitely areas we could tighten up as a whole concept.
No decision means the deadline is extended, meeting back in two weeks to pitch again.
- Unify our Concept, taking it forward to show that scope for integration.
- Tighten up the designs with multiple visuals, thinking about how every category can look individual but part of group. (Individual posters for The Press can still look part of Fibre)
- In terms of presentation show original thought for design, where the logo originate from.
Recently started to look at my plans for my final project of the year. It’s an important unit that I hope will bring the best out in me. It’s very much self initiated forming my own outcome and project aims.
I would like to do something in connection with the London 2012 Olympics, with possible ideas such as the development of an iPhone Application that would allow locals/Londoners to avoid problem hot spots. This is not to put a bad tarnish on the planned London Olympics but simply an app that helps those who are trying to get to work or planning other events around the time. It could give traffic updates and other travel information along with maps and alternative events that you may be interested in.
Another idea I had was to produce a daily paper for the Olympics, of goings on surrounding the games. This would be structured around design principles and not the tabloid common visuals of daily papers. If created my plan is to create a uniquely designed small daily paper with possible interviews, the best olympic shots of the days goings on and other topics.
Slightly undecided at the moment but I may pursue out the daily paper idea as I want like working with printing techniques.
This project has been an experience, one that has provided me valuable skills for the future. The ability to develop and edit sites for me and potential clients can only benefit me in my profession. I stuck to my guns and I believe I produced a site thats easy to navigate and it clearly showcases my work for any potential client.
I took influence from various sites, in particular ‘themill’ design agency and ‘sohofixed’ sites. Both miles apart in there professions but beautiful and clear in there own way. The Mill a well known design agency used a clear white canvas with gentle slideshows of large imagery, a clear portal for there work. Soho Fixed is a bicycle manufacturer based in London and again they used a clear showcase of product shots and particularly nice tab design. I used clear slideshows of imagery throughout my site, combined with thumbnails for users to go back and view an item of work. My index.html immediately draws attention to my work with a page width slideshow of selected projects.
Initially I found it hard to motivate myself, finding it hard to gather work to show on my site. However after some editing and consideration I developed a hierarchy for work, displaying it in some form of importance and relevance. I didn’t particularly encounter many problems within this project and I found Adobe’s Muse software a god send, and there was only the odd moment when I needed to find out how to edit certain areas. With a few of us using this program it made it easier to develop our sites as a team and it was very much self initiated as no tuition was given on this software.
I actually enjoyed this project, finding it beneficial to develop my professional stature and collate my work, where it could provide me with employment. I will in time get my own server space for my site and my own domain name, as this is important for the maintenance of my site. Ive received good feedback for my site and I think its a good spring board for me as a young designer, its legible and easy to navigate with clear imagery, it will put me in good stead for the near future. I will continue to use Adobe Muse in future as I believe it will be the main development tool and provide me with another area I can apply my skills.