Internet History

The Origins of the Internet The origins of the internet date back to the 1950s during the Cold War. At that time there was ongoing tension around nuclear warfare and the US sought to develop a communication system that could not be affected by a nuclear attack. Computers at that time were very large and […]

Week 6- Human-Centred Design

4 Principles of Human-Centred Design Nick Babich outlines four principles of Human-centred design based on Don Normal’s talk on HCD, see clip below. These principles are focus on the people, find the right problem, think of everything as a system and always validate your design decisions. Focusing on the people means always considering who will […]

Portfolio Website

Wireframe While we were provided with the general structure of our portfolio website I thought it would be good practice to wireframe out my website with my own assets including the manifesto I created which will sit in the hero section of the website and the rhythm and lyrics section which I now intend to […]


Where it began Postmodernism is said to have begun with the demolishing of the Pruitt-Igoe housing blocks in St Louis Missouri, see below. A building that was designed with a modernist style built to capture as much sunlight as possible and with various similar consideration to maximise the space. However, what was not considered were […]

International Typographic Style

The International Typographic Style also known as the Swiss Style emerged in Switzerland in the 1950s. Its object was to produce design that was content-focused similar to the modernist view that form follows function. Closely linked with the Swiss Style is the typeface Helvetica designed in 1957.   The Helvetica documentary film In the Helvetica […]

WWII and Modernism in the US

Modernism in the US partially began as a result of Adolf Hitler’s view on modern artist’s, designers, architects and so on as being degenerates braking from the traditional and nationalist values instilled by his right-wing political ethos and as a result, they had to flee the country many immigrating to the US in the 1930s […]