IXD102-Type Specimen Screens

This blog post shows my sketches and digital versions of my type specimen screens. 1.  Originally, I had the writing in line with ‘Helvetica’. However, I decided to change this so it was more upright and easier to read. I included the helvetica alphabet and numbers to show viewers what it looks like. I then…

IXD101-Continuing with my manifesto…

I have now learnt and researched more about the principles of design. I have looked at, fibonacci, the golden ratio, the rule of three and overall the importance of text size and proportions. In class, we were asked to take the things we had learnt into consideration and play about with our manifesto to see…

IXD101-App Thumbnail Task

I was given the task to create three thumbnails for three different apps. These show the layout of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest in a simple form. They are all quite similar, with the navigation at the bottom and the main content in the middle. Both Facebook and Instagram have ‘story’ features which are both at…

IXD102-Type Specimen- Typeface Research

What is a typeface? It is a set of characters and symbols with the same design. Whereas, the ‘font’ refers to the weight and style of a typeface e.g. Bold, italics etc. What is a type specimen? Type specimen is a presentation of a certain typeface to show its design and use.   The typeface…

IXD102-Wilson Miner Talk Reflection

This talk was very eye-opening and inspiring. It made me think about how far we’ve come from the first computer and how fast technology is continuing to develop. In the talk, he stated that it took 40 years for the radio to reach 50 million users, whereas, it took YouTube just 6 months to reach…