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A quick piece of work for a friend. Fountain pen and Ink and brush on laid paper.

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Section from dissertation

A section about how acceptance of original ideas.

If we look at relevance there maybe an answer to getting people to understand and accept original concepts. With a mixture of convention and familiarity to make people feel safe and more accepting to their new invention; a left column navigation on the results page, I think that the designers of bing managed to make an original concept  just seem natural. Of course this was the result of extensive testing to make sure that this would work, but for the result to be a success, isn’t it worth it? Does this also mean that being original doesn’t necessarily mean being different?

An original idea disguised as a convention, maybe this is the best way to get people to accept originality in design in a time where it seems too scary to try something new. The backing up with research certainly did the bing team good for a successful result, as they are now a lot more popular than the live search ever was. It is also intuitive enough to make me question why I am so loyal to a search engine. Researching to prove quantitatively that an original concept is the right move may be another lesson to learn here, as well as disguising an original idea between two conventions.

 

Check out:-http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX10/CL06

Section from dissertation

A section about how acceptance of original ideas.

If we look at relevance there maybe an answer to getting people to understand and accept original concepts. With a mixture of convention and familiarity to make people feel safe and more accepting to their new invention; a left column navigation on the results page, I think that the designers of bing managed to make an original concept  just seem natural. Of course this was the result of extensive testing to make sure that this would work, but for the result to be a success, isn’t it worth it? Does this also mean that being original doesn’t necessarily mean being different?

An original idea disguised as a convention, maybe this is the best way to get people to accept originality in design in a time where it seems too scary to try something new. The backing up with research certainly did the bing team good for a successful result, as they are now a lot more popular than the live search ever was. It is also intuitive enough to make me question why I am so loyal to a search engine. Researching to prove quantitatively that an original concept is the right move may be another lesson to learn here, as well as disguising an original idea between two conventions.

 

Check out:-http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX10/CL06

The Weekly Whatever

The second whatever. This was about contrast originally, but I wanted to focus on classical typography white letter specifically, so I dug out my Printing Design and Layout and found this passage. I used Baskervill as it is a classic font with good contrast between the thicks and the thins. Brief: Two point sizes, Two colours, a section that is inverted, the use of a seriffed font. Font- ITC Baskerville.

Simeon’s response: http://picacreative.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/the-weekly-whatever-pt-2/

Introducing The Weekly Whatever

The beginning of a new weekly project with Pica creative (Simeon Georgive). He started doing mini projects that were to take no more than 10 mins. We decided that it would be cool to see how two people deal with the same strict -10mins ONLY on the same small brief dictating number of words title and amount of objects, all contained in a 13cm square at 150DPI.

This paticular one was 150 words and 2 shapes. See Simeons here

Competition brief and old post 2010

Click on image to link to flickr “random posters” set

Over 80 years old, and still looking like the future. After thinking about designing an alternative to Kabel, I got pulled into a competition to give back German words that the british have borrowed. I immediately found Futura in my font navigator; after all it is the most famous German typeface, isn’t it? After playing about with possible solutions I started to realise just how nice this typeface is to use. I decided that the poster that I was going to design should be a homage to the designer Renner for designing such a usable font.

A perfect description of Futura by Simon Loxley –

‘it carries a style and personality that to an extent defy close analysis. Such a geometric face should look cold and sterile, but it doesn’t.’

-from my old blog (2010) the poster actually won that design award!