For this week’s assignment, I tried to make a business card that really identifies me.
Since I am a programmer, I tried to capture my job as a programmer and my personality in the card.
As a programmer, I get to hurt my eyes a lot since I have to spend a lot of time watching computer screens. Besides that,
I have worn glasses since I was in 4th grade. Therefore, I decided to use glasses as my design.
After consideration, I got my final design.
With this design, I cut through the glasses so that it looks like real glasses.
Augmented Reality Doll
Inspiration: polly pocket
* Theme idea: will be a combination of Disney princesses and female superheroes–we’re planning on deciding on about 3-4 different characters
* Possible Superheroes:
* Jem and the holograms
* GI Jane
* Storm (X-men)
* Possible Princesses:
* Snow white
* Peter Pan (wendy)
* Little Mermaid
* Lion King
* Possible scenes: will change based on characters
* will be designed using Photoshop or illustrator
AR code: we’ll develop using Open Frameworks
Photograph 4-5 examples of unsuccessful signage or other visual communication. Come to class prepared to present and discuss your examples and your recommendations on how to improve the signage.
1. Just a signage or Restaurant?
This photo has been taken underground in the grand central. This signboard is for a burger restaurant. It doesn’t have a specific restaurant name, and it just says “EAT.” At first glance, I thought it was just an advertisement. I was a little confused of what it means as “EAT” + burger image. I would definitely make it clear by putting a short description of a restaurant so that customers can recognize that it’s for a restaurant at the first glance.
2.Park or No Park?
This signage was not taken by me, and it locates in Britain. Obviously, the sign is very unsuccessful in providing information to people. It is hard to understand whether the sign tells to park or no park.
3. Confusing Street signs
This example is actually located in New York City. As well as the above example, this one also contains informations that people can get confused with. Since the street names and arrows are apart each other, it is hard to see which street is one-way in which direction. I guess it’s better to put street names and arrows together.
4. Confusing traffic signs
Located in Central Park, the signage conveys bad design. Even though it carries clear description with an image, its choice of word, Motor Vehicles, seems very redundant. It is better to say just “No Car,” “No Motors,” or “No Vehicle.” For improvements, I would change wording of it.
One of the most popular fashion magazine, Vogue has an interesting format in its website. Vogue divides its website into four big sessions, and they are well distributed according to the rules of good design that we learned at the first class.
Maybe because of varied colors of fashion clothes, vogue only uses black and red colors for fonts and outlines. These two simple colors make the website as good design since the colors do stand out and emphasize other images on the website. In a user’s perspective, it is easy to capture headlines and fashion images through black and red outlines. Vogue seems like to choose the best combination of black and red. On the website, vogue uses its “traditional” font (the logo font) for writings. This makes the website once more unique and special compared to other websites.