Thursday, March 29, 2012

site redesign

For this project we were allowed to choose between designing our portfolio or giving a certain website a "redesign." I chose to get started on designing my own portfolio. Since it was my first time experimenting with html and css, I decided to keep the design and layout simple, allowing my work to be the main attraction. I made a point of keeping the design "above the fold" and tried to allow the viewer to preview my work quickly and efficiently through the use of thumbnails. I still have a lot of work to do before my website is finished, but this project gave me a good starting point. 

concept map

For this project students were told to create a concept map depicting an issue of their choice (chosen from a specific list of topics). I chose to research and explore the 2009 Flu Pandemic, more commonly known as the Swine Flu. The challenge was deciding how to display such a large amount of information while keeping the design clean, organized, and interesting. We explored different techniques for connecting terms and experimented with using different lines/methods to connect information.

field guide

The field guide was my favorite project to date. We were allowed to choose any subject around Austin to create a field guide for. After choosing my subject, I began exploring all of Austin's swimming holes. After visiting a few, I decided it would be beneficial for someone to know each swimming holes policy on camping, dogs, price, walk to water, and terrain. I originally intended to create a book of this information but later decided that a long accordion poster/foldable book would be a better, more interesting choice. You can take this field guide with you or hang it on your wall for decoration.

Friday, February 17, 2012

science notebook

This design was chosen for Command_G's annual sale. This year, the theme was Science.