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Interaction designs is what we use every day on the internet. We click a link from a button on a web page. That is interaction design. We see a cute shirt on amazon and we click the shirt and we are taken to the page to buy that shirt. We go into Google and search for puppies. We click a YouTube link and watch a video of puppies. The video of puppies is also motion design because there is a moving text under the puppies saying what the puppy is saying. We watch a really good music video and it’s all motion design. You don’t need a person in this video because the text moves as if it was a person and you understand. No need for a person to star in the video if you can animate text. Interaction design is also important for amrt phones… or else we wouldn’t be doing anything and just staring at the same screen for a long time.
Visual coding is omportant in my life because I am lazy. I’d like to do everything by looking at pictures and not reading pages of instructions. I like looking at gifs and not reading a paragraph about what happened. Visual coding makes life easier. One example of visual coding is my favorite vlogger’s logo. CTFxC has changed my life. When you see his logo, you remember that you have a family behind you to support you and move you forward no matter what. Another way visual coding is in my life is all of the instructions on pizza boxes. I just look at those, and go. It makes making dinner at 10 PM way easier. Another way are app symbols. I look at my phone and know what app Twitter is, what app tumblr is and what app I need so I can buy something dumb off of Amazon. Visual coding is easy and your brain remembers logos easier.
The case studies in the book are about concepts. The first one, Concepts Inspired By A Subject’s Location, is about how he walked around photographing the World Trade Center. He shot all day, and finally got the best one by shooting a picture of a church with the WTC in the background. The ad shows the church, by itself at first just looks like a church.. and then you open it to find everything else included. It’s an inspiring thing because you don’t expect it. You have to think about the way you look at things, very often because it can change. You just need to look a different way sometimes. The rest of the case studies are about different uses of concept. You need to take everything into consideration when you create anything. that includes research, analytics, scenery, location, bigger ideas… and it can change your project. It could go from amazing to brilliant. You just need to think before you do.
No matter my size, no matter my health. I am allowed to exist and I should be able to do so without persecution.
Grids serve the purpose of showing where text should go in graphic design. Grids help give designers an idea of where pictures should be, where they should places things so they would look good. Some types of graphic design rely on grids more. Like designing a magazine spread or something. Or designing a pictorial or infographic. Sometimes they use them in brochures and other paper handouts. Some areas of graphic design use it more. Some use it less. It all depends on what they are in.
Typography is important because its the basis of everything thats written. Its used every day. Teachers use it, students use it, everyone uses it. You see it in the media and the newspaper. It can make or break the project. A student for a project just figured out that the USA government could save a ton of money by using a better font and being smart about printing. He showed how his school and every school could save a ton of money if they used a specific text. In the world, through different languages, typography is used. Its part of a design. Graphic designers create new designs all the time for typography.
This picture shows line, by the headboard design. This is in my room. This also shows shape by the stuffed animals. The stuffed animals also show pattern and texture. Pattern by what they look like and texture by what they feel like.
This is one of my drawings and I am always trying to improve my drawings. It shows line and shape. Line by the outline of the heart and the “tails” and the shape by the shape of the heart.
I sell candles and tarts from Jewelry In Candles so I deal with my candles and orders from customers, whenever they order something. I send in the order. This shows color, something very important to design.
Whenever I get time, I play The Binding Of Issac, and this game shows many design concepts. Form, color, shape, line, texture. Form by the characters and items form, color by the game color, shape by the character and items and rooms, line by rooms and items, and texture from the character, item and game itself.
These are some items I deal with daily.
Mojang. My presentation last week was on Mojang and yes, I still would like to work for them but the only experience I have is social media… Maybe one day, if teaching or psychology does not work out. I love the company, how fun they are, how in depth they are with the customers and YouTuber’s and other people, daily. They are funny and ALWAYS working to get the best thing done for Minecraft or the other games. Minecraft is always being updated and that’s amazing in itself. I like graphic design, and design in general. I like design a lot. However, I like psychology more. I like the idea of teaching more. I’ve always liked design though, and how things appeal to the human eye. Or the animal’s eye. The way things look are very important. For example, Minecraft might look like a lot of pixels and blocks.. but it’s not. It’s much more. It’s so detailed and cared for. It’s gorgeous and it’s a world in itself that you fix up to make yourself - or others - happy. I’d love to work for Mojang, but I have no experience yet.
Why is research and planning so important to creating successful graphic design projects? In order to understand your client, you have to do a lot of research to have a good project in mind. Research is the basis of many projects, and research isn’t that hard nowadays. You can do a simple Google search to learn about your client and their history. You also need to talk to your client to understand what they really want done for the project. You need to know the outlines of the project, like timeline, budget, colors, style, everything. You have to ask if they like their previous designs. Research and planning is also important so you know you are doing it “correctly”, as the client wants it. It’s always up to the client unless you have a better idea and then you can research and plan to show them. Research and planning is very important for any project. You have to know your client.
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