101 Week 06: Human-Centred Design

Human-Centred Design Class this week, spoke about how every design should be centred around the humans interaction with it, not just the user as is normally spoken about. It is important for a design to feel connected to human nature with how its operated to really create a better user experience. As designers, it’s very…

Week 05: Intro to UI Design

Intro to User Interface Design This week, we were also introduced to UI cards. Cards contain content and actions about a single subject. It is important that cards are immediately easy to understand, that the user can look at it and quickly take in the relevant information. This can be emphasised with different sizes of…

Week 04: Typography and Colour

Typography and Colour In this weeks lecture we started to learn the basics of typography, which in graphic and web design, is undoubtedly important. “95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written…

Week 03: Core Principles-Golden Ratio

Introduction to the Core Principles of Design This week was focused on the core design principles, these can be used as building blocks towards our own design style.   Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ which looks into ‘The Golden Ratio’, which is defined as ‘the perfectly symmetrical relationship between two proportions’.   This rectangle describes…

Week 02 :Point, Line, Plane

Introduction to Point, Line, Plane- The Visual Vocabulary During this week’s lecture we learned how important it is to understand the basics of any design. To understand the ABCs of design, ‘Point, Line and Plane’ It’s important at the beginning of any design project to sketch all ideas down on paper, it clears your head…

101 Project 02: Point: Line, Plane

Point, Line and Plane This project was given to us to build and improve our visual vocabulary as designers. A visual vocabulary is a fundamental of design and allows us to develop more complex patterns and ideas. The first part of this project, we were put into groups and told to gather 100 images in…

Type Specimen Screens

Typeface specimens Typeface specimens were used originally by printers to demonstrate to their buyers how a certain typeface would look at various sizes on the paper. With a type specimen, a type’s characters could appear on paper, which would allow any problems with the typeface; illegibility and bad spacing, to be identified and fixed. To…

Manifesto

Project 01: Creating a Manifesto   What is a Manifesto? A Manifesto is a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer. The manifesto is a means of expressing and publicising ideas for an artist. Manifestos can be used as powerful tools for change or revolution. Therefore I feel it is…