My videos for Narrative this semester have revolved around the idea of the subconscious affecting our behavior. My two main ideas for my final video are below. Top 2: A comparison between the left/right sides of the brain and the use of type/image to correspond. Bottom 2: A screen recording of myself making connections between words, while various clips move in the background to see if any of my connections can be related to them.
The final ended up going with the idea on the right. Here are some stills from the completed video. Before this project I would not have EVER tried making videos or even opening the Premiere program. Definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone.
Lexicon: the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.
The topic I was exploring for my lexicon was how the subconscious mind affects behavior. For the final format, I chose two seemingly-distant terms, one from the subconscious and one from behavior, and compared how these words were related.
Neuroscience: the scientific study of the nervous system.
Urbanization: the population shift from rural to urban areas, and the ways in which each society adapts to the change.
I was able to make a lot of connections (…pun intended) between the ways neurons are connected and send messages with the ways humans are connected through their communities and living environments.
Also sorry these pics are trash I actually live in a dark cave.
Our final assignment in Human Centered Design was to compile a book of the knowledge gained throughout our interviews, conversations, posters, etc. from the semester. Out of everyone I interviewed, I started thinking about how some of the different areas of expertise could be connected. I landed at the idea of conservation, and more specifically the conservation of ideas within a society. This brings in two main ideas of Bigfoot hunting and wildlife conservation.
I interviewed my grandpa about wildlife conservation early on in this project, and now I am so glad I had the chance to sit down and talk with him about something he loves. He has been in and out of the hospital recently due to congestive heart failure. His last hospital stay will be his last and we are holding onto these final precious moments before the holidays.
But anyway… here are some spreads in the book. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’m planning on making edits for a few more weeks, as the final printed product isn’t due until spring semester.
For our final project in Type, we were assigned to create a tactile object that would help a designer with typography. My group focused on typeface selection, as it was something we all struggled with in the P.K. Dick assignment. What’s Your Type? was designed to make selecting and pairing typefaces easier, faster, and more educated.
Our product includes 4 typeface fact books and 1 typeface pairing pocket guide. These easy-to-use books are separated into four categories: Serif, Sans Serif, Alphabets, and Examples.
Serifs and Sans Serifs feature over 20 typefaces each and educate the viewer on unique characteristics (shown on the transparency), a variety of point sizes, and a brief history of the typeface.
The alphabet book is meant to show the typeface as a whole, as the serif/sans serif books only focus on one letter. These pages will be useful in typeface pairing because you can see all characters next to each other. The alphabets include all the typefaces used in the serif/sans serif books.
The example book displays real-world examples of the typefaces featured in the books. These range anywhere from branding, to editorial, to web design. Each example states which typeface(s) are used and the format.
Proposal: Perfect for type amateurs and aficionados alike, What’s Your Type? provides a compact and convenient setting for exploring typefaces on the go.
Overall I think my group’s final project was very successful. Our compact packaging allows the product to be convenient and easy, something we were striving for from the very beginning. There isn’t anything currently like this on the market, so I think our solution is unique yet very functional and educational.