IXD103- Visual Mark Research

Before designing my own visual mark, I thought it was important to research further into why they are used, the different types and examples. Why do companies have visual mark/logos? A logo gives a company an identity. It can be a visual representation of what their brand is. People should be able to look at…

IXD104- Week 4 Reflect

This week, we looked further into illustrating and how to illustrate for UI. For user interfaces, illustrations can provide a quick way to get a message across that doesn’t involve text. For example, a weather app may have an illustration of clouds and rain rather than plain text telling you what the weather is. Not…

IXD104- More Illustration Research…

I have continued my research looking into different people and styles to increase my inspiration for illustrating. Olly Moss Olly Moss is a designer and Illustrator. His Instagram and website display his work and I found some styles I really like. These are some posters he designed for the game Firewatch. He also helped design…

IXD104- Recreating City Illustrations

This week, we were given the task of recreating some illustrations of cities. These are my results: Original: My Recreation:   Original: My Recreation:   I really enjoyed doing this task as it has helped me become more familiar with the tools on figma. I used techniques I had never done before and learnt a…

IXD103- Sunni Brown Doodling Ted Talk

My thoughts on the ted talk by Sunni Brown on doodling: Society seems to have a bad opinion on doodling, especially in places we are supposed to learn. This is because they are deemed unimportant and meaningless. This ted talk looked into how doodling is actually beneficial and how that stigma should be taken away….

IXD103- Wordmark research/inspiration

Mood board I wanted to look at a range of word-marks from brands with differing target audiences. This showed me the importance of choosing the right typeface to suit the brand and their tone of voice. I made a list of what I wanted my word-mark to put across. This will make it easier when…

IXD104- My Travel App Content Research

The idea of my app is that the user can virtually “travel” through different deserts, learning about the types and what wildlife live there. To gain more of an understanding on the topic of ‘Deserts’, I wanted to do some in-depth research. What are deserts? A desert is a vast, arid area of land that…

IXD104- My Travel App Research and Inspiration

Mind Map My idea Of these ideas, the one that interests me the most is the educational one about the desert. The general idea for this is that you travel through the desert through the app, learning about animals, types of deserts etc. I chose this because I have an interest in wildlife and I…

IXD103- Week 3 Reflect & Type Anatomy Task

This week was all about wordmarks as this is the next step in our project. They are essential for communication as it “communicates a message where the originator is not present”. When creating a wordmark, choosing the right typography is very important. Typography can help convey the message of a brand and represent its tone…