IXD103 Interface Inventory Exercise

An interface inventory as described by Brad Frost is similar to content inventory however rather than reviewing and categorising content your categorising UI components. It basically means reviewing all components and elements of a brands UIs screenshotting them as you go followed by categorising. Frosts suggest using PowerPoint or Keynote and even provides a template […]

IXD103 Week 8- Style Guide

Style Guides and Pattern Libraries This weeks lecture kicked off with a brief definition for style guides, pattern libraries and components. I found this to be a great way to break into the topic as I feel quite often the terms style guides and pattern libraries are often used interchangeably so it’s great to get […]

IXD103 Branding Guidelines Exercise

Born and Bred Born and Bred is a unique gifts and accessories store, created by artisans and craftspeople in Northern Ireland. It operates online and has 1 store in Belfast. I really like this brand and the ethos behind it of helping local artist thrive and promote Northern Irish culture. I, therefore, decided to create […]

IXD103 Week 7- Brand Guideline

As outlined in this weeks lecture brand style guide helps to maintain consistency across all platforms and materials the brand is presented on. This should mean that there are little to no differences in how the brand looks, sounds and feels. We also discussed a number of resources which I have taken the time to […]

IXD103 Business Card Task

I began my business card research by looking at the recommended resources, Lovely Stationary and Moo. Moo actually provides printing options, it was interesting to revise what would be possible in relation to printing. What I loved about the above examples was the level of versatility. the top left example incorporates a stamp (or replicates […]

IXD103 Week 6- Application

There are numerous ways I can apply my brand to various materials and for different purposes. In fact, David Buck suggests “Your brand is a gateway to your true work. You know you are here to do something—to create something or help others in some way. The question is, how can you set up your […]

IXD103 Colour Choice

Designspiration To start my colour considerations I began by looking at logo’s in designspiration to help get a sense of what I like and what I don’t like. What jumped out at me was that a lot of the logos on the site were primarily black with small highlight colours. Due to the design of […]

IXD103 Week 5- Colour

I found the lecture on colour to provide a brilliant overview of how colour can be categorised and broken down as well as how to pair and develop colour palettes. This is really helpful as it will guide me through important formatting consideration when producing files on programmes such as Adobe illustrator e.g. set up […]

IXD103 Brand New Podcast- Gumption Coffee

Gumption Coffee was originally founded by Hazel de los Reyes and Clare Lim in 2013 in Australia. The coffee shop grew in popularity as it’s founders won numerous competitions for their roasting skills. In 2018 2 locations were opened in New York and Lippincott, the designers of the Starbucks logo updated the original branding. What […]