Project Revisits: Conference Project

Hello Internet,

I have been working long and hard on my revisits and I’m here again to show you another project in the making. So, here’s my old typography project. It’s supposed to be materials for a fictional urban renewal conference called Paving Paradise. I really liked the project, but I didn’t like the direction I was going and it’s one of those projects you hope no one will ever see… EVER!

Brochure Cover

Brochure Cover

Brochure Page 1

Brochure Page 1

Brochure Page 1

Brochure Page 2

To me, urban renewal is more than making an old building look good, it’s improving the lives and function of a city. Almost like brining light into dark places. So when I found this image on Pinterest, I knew that this will be my inspiration for this project.

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I really love the black and white images with the bright, bold type, but i needed to bring more paradise into the project. So then I found this image of a retro postcard and really got my creative juices flowing.

Hooray Retro!

Hooray Retro!

I really loved the script type and the shadow on the type. After a couple of hours in inDesign, I created my first attempted.

First try on this revisit

First try on this revisit

Sure it looks fine, but I wanted to make it small enough to fit in your pocket. Long story short, it was the cutest, yet the most ineffective booklet I ever created. Now, the brochure is bigger and flows a lot better.

New Brochure Cover

Spread 1

Spread 1

The brochure has a few details that needs to be dealt with, but its pretty much done after that. Afterwards, I now need to design some name tags, webpages and banners to complete the set.

What do you think of my work? Post your comments below and remember to share this blog with your friends!

Until next time Internet, Good Day.

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Way-Finding: An Overlooked Accessibility Problem!

Hello Internet, let me tell you about this interesting project I’m doing in my design layout class!

My professor asked us to find an accessibility problem that the student body at St. Lawrence College face and solve it! As of now, this project is in the designing stage, but it was the research stage that made this project so interesting.

For the research part, our professor put us in groups with classmates we never worked with. This part scared me the most. I have so many bad group experiences in the past, that I avoid group work like the plague! Luckily, I had an awesome group and we kicked butt! When we were working together, we stayed focussed and on task. We also set goals and kept in frequent contact. Because of these factors, my group was able to be successful.

Anyways, back to the research.

Our topic was way-finding and I thought it wasn’t really a problem at first. We did our research though, we did lots of surveys, but it was the interviews that gave our the most information. As my group got deeper into our research, we discovered that way-finding is a problem that students face daily, but it’s even worse for people who are blind and/or have mobility issues. There are many barriers that they have to go though just to get to the same place as an average student and many of these barriers can be prevented.

At the end of our research, we discovered that the school map was the biggest contributing factor in way-finding around St. Lawrence College. There is much information that is not legible and it is not readable for someone who is colour blind. This design is not acceptable for a large body of people in a small area! Is way-finding an issue for you?

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Way-Finding: An Overlooked Accessibility Problem!

Hello Internet, let me tell you about this interesting project I’m doing in my design layout class!

My professor asked us to find an accessibility problem that the student body at St. Lawrence College face and solve it! As of now, this project is in the designing stage, but it was the research stage that made this project so interesting.

For the research part, our professor put us in groups with classmates we never worked with. This part scared me the most. I have so many bad group experiences in the past, that I avoid group work like the plague! Luckily, I had an awesome group and we kicked butt! When we were working together, we stayed focussed and on task. We also set goals and kept in frequent contact. Because of these factors, my group was able to be successful.

Anyways, back to the research.

Our topic was way-finding and I thought it wasn’t really a problem at first. We did our research though, we did lots of surveys, but it was the interviews that gave our the most information. As my group got deeper into our research, we discovered that way-finding is a problem that students face daily, but it’s even worse for people who are blind and/or have mobility issues. Their are many barriers that they have to go though just to get to the same place as an average student and many of these barriers can be prevented.

At the end of our research, we discovered that the school map was the biggest contributing factor in way-finding around St. Lawrence College. There is much information that is not legible and it is not readable for someone who is colour blind. This design is not acceptable for a large body of people in a small area! Is way-finding an issue for you?

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