In my style sheet I have referred to route 3 as a technique throughout my design. The addition of 3 has been indicated through the addition of every new font size.
I have chose this system due to the format of the lettering that suites the layout of my page setting and fits the page according to what I have in mind.
From what I learned from the class, there are different ways to come up with grids…
- Square root system (2,3,5)
- Golden section
It is the starting point; it enables me to build structure and form for my design. Each of us asked to experiment both systems, and what I found from experimenting with roots 2 is that it’s so stretchy and flexible and I think I’ll use it to go with my system. After Low and Danielle critique our experimentation I knew about the contrast in grids and working with too many grid lines could do no contrast on the page. I measure the ‘m’ to make an ‘em square’ it was hard at first I could not understand it well many questions came to my mind and I couldn’t thought this would be that deep when it comes to measure the ‘em square’ but I found it really helpful and interesting about how we get this chance to know about these things, and it actually helped me decide on the width of margins and gutter for my book plus it helped me to consider and think about the texts and images for my book.
Resource: Designers InSights (http://www.designersinsights.com)
Resource: How to design using the Fibonacci Sequence (http://bit.ly/gs2GX9)
The research was so helpful. It really helped me understand the idea of Fibonacci sequence, but still I feel confused not because it’s hard! it’s actually not, I just need to start practice and make more experiences.
Basically, final project was so fun for me because we got the choice of doing whatever we want. I chose creating characters 1D, because I feel like I have potential/possibilities of creating a developing my characters more. It was my favorite project because they didn’t force us to do something we don’t want or like, but they gave us freedom of choice. It really was a challenging for me to create a new characters, it takes me three weeks just to think about the design and how it will works well, I struggled a little bit with illustrator I wasn’t imagined that every characters will take this long but in the end when I see the result I feel so proud about my self of doing a characters in such a small period of time. I learnt a lot in this project, and the first thing is that to challenge my-self and to put in mind that, put an effort of whatever I want it to be and it will be.
Throughout this project I have learnt a lot about not only myself but with working with others. Having done the activity previously of being put into external and internal groups really benefited me while working on this project. It made it much easier to communicate with my group members as I felt that we were all on the same level and wanted portray the exact message in our pictures. Although the process took a while it was interesting to see the final result as it was not what we expected, personally I feel that by taking these photographs I not only developed my skills but understood and appreciated the beauty of the visuals as well. During the process of taking the sky photographs I learned a lot about how timing can play an important role in how the sky would look, this is what made our final outcome most interesting.
The most difficult aspect of this project I have faced was probably in the beginning as I was confused and lacked the knowledge of how we were supposed to accomplish this visual representation. Working with my group and communicating really helped me understand the project more as they were very supportive. I never liked working in groups as I thought I was not good at it but after this project I learned a lot about myself, I learned that sometimes working in groups can actually help me in developing a project more sufficiently and working in groups will also help me in the future as I will be put with different people and I need the skills in order to work well with them. Overall, this project was very enjoyable, I learned a lot about visual deconstruction /joinery.