simple

23 03 2009

while working on my own informational design, i have noticed that the simplest design is what stands out for me. very clean lines, good use of negative space, not too much color….  

here are four different pages that i felt would be good lay outs for and information design piece..

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type SPACE AND TEXTURE

12 02 2009

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logoTYPE

12 02 2009

Also on OBT Design‘s website I really enjoyed their logotype designs. They were very playful and looked like a lot of fun to design!

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cleeean

12 02 2009

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In class this week our “digital weekly” assignment was WHITE SPACE (or negative space)  which got me to realize when designing a website with a lot of information, it could be really difficult to not get cluttered. So while searching the web I began to appreciate the clean web sites that took advantage of negative space. One site I enjoyed looking through (and one that kept my attention and time) was OBT Design‘s web site (above image of home page). Very clear to the point, easy navigation, and no clutter!

 

This good use of negative space also carried through in there work…..

 

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whole lota’

2 12 2008

where i’m finding all this awesome stuff!!! 

GOOO LOOK!!!

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WINDOW INSTALLATIONS

2 12 2008

Came across these really interesting window installations by Zoe Bradley.

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FACE 31

2 12 2008

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Title: type trump

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Type face: form

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Title: creep

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Client: 2k Gingham

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PEEPSHOW

19 10 2008

Great website! LOTS and LOTS to look at!

Go to PEEPSHOW, then click on “ENTER SITE”….

From there you will see plenty to look at. 

I really enjoyed looking at the animations, some of them are in the simplest form and still get the point across, others are more abstract and create some beautiful compositions.  

Over all just a really interesting site how the user navigates through the pages. I really like the idea of using the slides as different categories and pages. Very creative.





classifying sites

15 10 2008

So we learned there are three different types of websites

The first one being a “reference site”

An example of this is ask.com which is a site that some would spend no more then a few minuted on because they are using this site to find something else.

 

The second kinda of site is an “informational site”, which is a site someone might go to in order to get information about something (company, product, organization, and so one) or someone (business owner, self promoting, and so one). 

An example of this type of site is the website for Eez Fusion, a restaurant in North Carolina. It provides information from the menu to contacts to pictures of the actual restaurant. Great food by the way (I used to work there).

 

The next type of website is the “experiential site”. This is a site has no specific focus, not information given and no references. The success of the site depends on the expectations of the users.  

I couldn’t find a good example of a site that is just experiential, but I found a “hybrid site” which is a mix between experiential and informational, and that site is for Willy Wonka Candy.

The site has a lot of experiential interactions while at the same time has factual information about the candy produced by the Wonka Candy makers.





all of the above

13 10 2008

I came across this designer, Colenso BBDO and not only is his website interesting with the animated type, but his work is so unique and clever!  For example this poster was put on parked cars windshields, its very dramatic because of the perspective change for the person when they get in their car.

  

Another example of clever design from Colenso BBDO is these two billboards connected buy the “tongue”, very clever!