Job #10 Questions

8 November, 2011
  • What did you do for each step of the creative/design process? Describe your process from start to finish.

–> For the creative steps of the design processed, I began with research. My initial idea was to show a “listening through the decades” where I would place how many phonographs, turn tables, Walkmans, CD players and Ipods have been bought since each came onto the buyer’s market. However, finding the phonograph statistics were nearly impossible, seeing as they have been around far longer than the other listening devices. The hard part became the brainstorming process. I had the idea, now I needed to implant it. How was I to get a picture of a phonograph? I suppose I went about this all wrong. I should have used my pen tool when sketching to do a sketch of each product and have a separate picture along side them. I sketched the idea onto notebook paper, and it looked absolutely brilliant. This next stage, the stage of execution, is where it all came tumbling down. Illustrator was not cooperating and I ended up being so frustrated, I only had the background and cassette done. The piece was so frustrating to actually create, I arbitrarily created a new layout, took some snapshots of a Walkman and a Zune and I slapped some statistics on there. THIS is my critique and revision. I do not like my piece at all because it was not what I originally envisioned.

  • What is color psychology? How can it affect a composition/design?

–> Colour psychology is the study of colour through human behaviour.  It can affect a composition/design in the way that it can be misinterpreted because the wrong colours were used. You don’t want a red smiley face, that is contradictory and uninviting. You would rather have a yellow smiley face, it’s much more inviting and warm.

  • How did you incorporate color into your infographic? Did the color enhance the design? Why?

–> I used neon for the background and a darker coloured cassette tape to show contrast. It makes the infographic more appealing than it actually is and enhances the design. It gives the infographic livelihood.

  • Examples of brilliance (borrowed from the internet…Not my own work!)

Found this example on the internet. The use of colour is appropriate for the topic. The information is concise and clear and is not confusing at all. The type is appealing as well, and the sizes of the fonts are harmonious.

This is extremely detailed. The colours work together and attract the readers attention. The piece shows all kinds of charts as well as a working influx of typography.


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