IXD102 – Group Presentation: Bauhaus

We were split into groups of four to develop and present a project on a chosen topic, based on one of the following titles: Bauhaus and the New Typography Design Systems for the Olympic Games The Influence of Modern Art The Modern Movement in America Pioneers of Postmodern Graphic Design Pioneers of Web / Digital…

IXD101 – Introduction to CSS: Exercises

We were introduced to CSS this week, where we added CSS elements to our Baskerville and History of Type projects. Baskerville During class, we added a number of basic style elements to a CSS stylesheet, which I have uploaded to my GitHub. We then began looking at linking or navigation within a single page, using…

IXD101 – Introduction to CSS

This week we began to take a look at CSS, the styling and designing of markup content and HTML pages. CSS can be used to define colours, fonts and other aspects of a document, and can be used to position elements and control layouts. Up until this point, we have been using the default stylesheets…

IXD101 – Introduction to HTML: Exercises

During this week’s lecture, we were tasked with two exercises on HTML, one completed in class and one to be completed by ourselves. I wrote about the John Baskerville task in my previous blog post, but I wanted to expand on the History of Type task in a separate post, as we were to work…

IXD101 – Introduction to HTML

History of the Web During this week’s lecture, we took our first look at HTML. We began the lecture with a brief history of the internet and the World Wide Web. We took a look at the very first website, which can be found here. It was really interesting to see the difference between the…

IXD101 – Markdown Exercise

Our task this week to use Markdown to match a body of text as close to this image as possible: I downloaded the markdown file, imported it to my text editing software of choice, Visual Studio Code. I then went through the text, adding correct commands where I thought certain elements should be, such as…

IXD101 – Human-Centred Design

This week, we looked into Human-Centred/UX Design. User Experience Design consists of designing to meet the needs of the user, or whatever target audience that the product is being made for, such as children, teenagers, young adults or older generations. It is important, in UX Design, to approach a design with these key elements in…

IXD101 – Follow the Rhythm

As our third project, we must take the influence of one of our favourite songs, and present it in a way that is appropriately relevant to the artist/lyrics. The brief tells us to consider the pacing and rhythm of the song, and consider if some words or lyrics are more meaningful than others, and how…

IXD102 – WWII and Modernism

Modernism This week’s class taught about Modernism, which was a period of art that began in the 20th Century, after the end of the First World War. It was made up of a number of key definitive features: Reject traditional forms and decorative elements Seek a solution that is simple and direct Use systematic methods…

IXD102 – Pocket Profile: UsTwo

Ustwo is a Lodon-based software development studio which focuses on digital design. Their work centres on producing clean and elegant user interfaces. The company was founded in 2004, by two best friends “Mills and “Sinx”. The company originally started out as a developer for mobile apps and games, but upon gaining a significant amount of…