Thursday, 27 May 2010
In terms of research I think I could have done more and possibly focused too much on the development for the Speaking from experience brief. For the Communication is a virus brief, we created questionnaires to ask a range of people and we also did quite a lot of secondary research in order to support the content of the project like the booklet etc. I found with the Vogue brief looking at other posters helped but within a week I found that I focused more on the designing of the end product which may not be the best approach to it.
My strengths through this module include blogging, I think I have tried to keep on top of my blog documenting often rather than leaving it all to the last minute. Also keeping a project file has meant I tried to stick to time management and had a plan of what I was doing. Another strength may be drawing out ideas by hand first of all rather than taking it straight a computer.
My weaknesses include standard of crafting, I think this has really let down the over all look of some work and needs to be improved to create a more professional finish. Also another weakness could be sticking to my comfort zone in terms of style and what I know, I haven't really tried anything I wouldn't normally use in terms of software etc apart from the things we have been introduced to. One thing which needs to be improved is my contribution to crits and feedback and speaking in front of groups of people something which will hopefully be improved from the PPD presentation.
Five things that I would do differently next time are, try something new or that I want to do but haven't yet. Contribution to crits needs to be improved. I would ensure that I research thoroughly no matter how short the project is to help my development. I would also try and produce a greater amount of work for a project to ensure I have fulfilled the brief as much as possible. Lastly something I would do differently would is not spend so much time on something if I am stuck for ideas I would seek help immediately to develop my ideas.
Quantity of work produced-3
Quality of work produced-3
Contribution to the group-2
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
So I considered a few options of how I could include this onto the box, whether it be a belly band that goes around the box or on the box itself.
After decding that I want a belly band I changed the sleeve so that it didn't contain the large title, but a smaller title of 'Emotional Survival Kit'. Having to print on paper and then stick this ontop the card this has ruined the crafting and the overall look. I am not happy with how it has turned out and would re-do it if there was time.
When deciding on the belly band I didn't know whether to make the sleeve underneath plain, keep ther existing design or decrease the size of the design to a corner or something similar so I tried out a few different ways.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
I took down some things I could work with and from this brainstormed some images I could use.
This is the design incolour,although I've kept the main picture on the same page, I've taken away the background, added quotes and other elements and arranged it.
Monday, 24 May 2010
- Not sure what the box is at first, mistaken for a first aid box, along with the title it gives nothing away, so could make a belly band with the content of the box in.
- Emotional survival kit.
- Take the products further, t-shirts, posters. A postcard to send to your Dad, I miss you too.
- Ar ethe products relevant to the quotes
- Like the type
I found a net of a package that already existed and opened it up to see how it was constructed, I drew out the basic outline and then scanned this in to alter it and add the design.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
- An existing one I used for the stickers- eg "I'm slowly getting fat
drawback- people may think it's all about health and fitness?
- "Warning" "Be warned"
- "The things they don't tell you about"
- "My first year"
- "The things I've learned this year"
- "The things I've learned moving away to uni"
- "Warning" or "Be warned"- look at warning signs and colours
-may be taken too seriously when it's actually a light hearted approch
-at the same time,the content does contain some brief, light hearted warnings and advice
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Something like this:
I drew some idea down but couldn't think of an appropriate net, then with a little bit of help I think I came up with the right kind of idea.
I tried a mock up with paper,it was very rough but seemed to work.
I then drew up a similar net on the computer but as I was doing it I thought there was something not right but I printed it and put it together anyway to see.
Something about rounded sides are not right, I'm not sure if it'll be different when I make it with card cos it'll be more stiff but I need to alter it. I know that the bottom cirle needs a flap on it to stick to the other side but I'm still not sure if it's folding correctly as it is.
I would like to create holes in the box, obviously not so big that coins can fit throught but fairly small. The only problem is I'm not too sure how I would create these, I could use a hole punch but I want the sizes to vary. Also I am not too confident in cutting smoothly with a knife so this could ruin it.