Web Design Thought

Rationale: To create a minimalist design for a small company that provides a professional but also an intimate ‘small/one-person’ business. The professionalism is put across by the pictures. The ‘small/one person’ is put across by the simplicity of the website and information.

Q’s for MA05

Internet: The internet is a network of computers and digital devices that share and communicate.

HTML: A Hypertext Markup Language used to create internet content.

Browser: A software application used to find information on the internet.

Search engine: A softeware that enables the internet to be searched using key words or topics.

10 Qs:

  1. What is your brand requirements?
  2. Do you have a logo?
  3. Do you have any legal requirements (sponsorship, etc)?
  4. What countries will you focus on? Languages?
  5. Will you have a store?
  6. Do you want a landing page?
  7. Do you have other sites to connect to it – youtube, etc?
  8. Do you have SoMe sites?
  9. Do you use Hubspot or other applications?
  10. Will you have sister sites?

U-list:

  1. What is your brand requirements?
  2. What countries will you focus on? Languages?
  3. What kind of visitors are you expecting on your website?
  4. What actions do you want visitors to take on the site?
  5. What is your deadline for completing the site? How big is the budget?
  6. What countries will you focus on? Languages?
  7. What features should be used on your website?
  8. Do you have SoMe sites?
  9. Do you have a logo?
  10. Do you have any legal requirements (sponsorship, etc)?

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Reflections…

…on putting my design school stuff up on the internet, thus far.

I don’t like it. Being a beginner, I don’t like it.

  1. I don’t want to be judged
  2. I don’t want to be copied
  3. I don’t want my thought processes exposed as they are private

I think the last point is what most people don’t understand, especially academics. It seems most people love telling their story – how they got from A to B – but as a visual person, I find writing excruciating. (The current irony does not escape me.)

‘Reflecting’ on my creative process turns into a step-by-step instruction rather than a more meaningful examination of my internal workings, which I would not want to reveal either-way – I have no ego.

The design course so far does not allow for exploration. I feel I am first an artist, then a designer. As an artist, it is paramount to have space to create and evolve, which the course does not allow for. The Learning Activities given make me feel like a lab rat doing menial tasks just to get to the next stage.

However, there was one mandatory assignment that I enjoyed. It was a practical application, working with a real world design project. I found that fulfilling as I was able to collaborate with my client and produce something of use.

All the other learning activities I have read and taken note of the leaning, however, my personal style is to create functional and minimalist designs. Too many colours and typographies and complex layouts, I feel, lower the quality of a design.

Thus, I am caught between a rock and a hard place. Do I stay true to my developing style as a graphic artist, or do I throw everything into a design to prove that I have learnt the myriad of techniques and concepts within my course? Which is more valuable in the end?

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