Design of process and method

Week 5 – Design Methods and process project 001: Phase Three

This project is about designing a poster explaining your journey and experiences that we have learned in phase one and two and apply it in poster. This poster should include the object that we have used in phase the 100 things. when I started this project sketching my ideas I tried my best to add designs and things that is related to the fork for example food , I didn’t go into the deep details to understand what this poster should be about. however, the first thing that came to my mind is decisions . each time I looked at this word and my fork and I start to realize some connection between both of them. after finishing poster one sketch we did a group meeting to look at each other ideas and learn from my colleges also I got the idea on how my colleges designed there posters. So after we explained our ideas to each other each of us voted for the most appealing posters and to try working on them to develop and improve them thats for the first attempt.

First attempt

(The idea behind this poster => After doing some research on Pinterest looking for ideas on how start this plan page on illustrator program. I used cherries because i want make something useable for my object (fork). And then i chose one cherry to hanged up or pinched by the fork to show the decision that i took. the cherries basically meant to be something similar to emoji like happy sad or depressed face.so the pinched fork is bout choosing the happy face which is doing what pleases me) Screen Shot 2017-10-04 at 8.58.57 AMInspired picture from Pinterest

For the first critique my poster wasn’t completed thats because I sketched my ideas on paper and then find some difficulties in applying them the illustration program. so all I did is a basic design explaining my idea what is it about. Moreover the critique in the class from my professor law and assistant fate helped me to develop this idea in a better way and try  taking risk by refining the shape of the work and adding the 100 things by scanning them. to begin with id not why i find it difficult first to do that because i saw most of the student working more the illustration program and I’m not that good on this program. so i tried to ignore there idea for a moment and give myself time to watch tutorials on how to use specific tools in illustration to design a poster I spend my weekend on tutorials and making an illustrated poster .

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Design of process and method

Week 7 – Design Methods and process project 001: Phase Three

This week is the last week for fixing the posters so after taking time understanding the third attempt critique  assistant Fatima told that you don’t have to use one fork to present your idea on to the poster there are many ways define your object by repeating them and making them more visual appealing to make it stand out on your poster design. while she was looking at my poster she understand the design and how its related to the sentence that I have wrote. and tried to help to understand the sentence more by not refining the the object (fork) and try to use a normal fork and scan it. I followed her idea of scanning the fork and using the idea of repetition in my third and last attempt.

Final attempt

I ended up with this final poster after many processes and experiences on using scanned images of the hundred things and the fork also watching video tutorials on how to design posters using illustrator program. Also the patiences of approaching many attempt to design one final poster. I learned and experiment many different tools and materials to approach visual appealing poster even though it took time and patiences to understand the critique and try approaching it in my design even though I wish that I went further in designing this poster but each project has its time work on and a deadline to approach your final attempt.

This is the first project I did in VCU-Q about making or designing a poster. Moreover, each time I looked at people posters around the world from internet and webs resources and students work I always found it easy to do it and its so much fun to express your idea into poster. But now I understand it really well how posters work and how to design one, and I noticed how difficult it is to approach the audience and making them understand your poster without you standing next to your work and explaining it.

It is really nice to approach this level however you have to go through lots of process and critique and asking people to look at your poster to see if they understand the idea behind it or not. I think reaching this level need an experienced person who have designed many posters to understand what the audience want from them. But me personally this is my first time doing a poster and I found it really interesting to see how first second and third jumped into many levels of design process and method of approaching.

Design of process and method

Week 6 – Design Methods and process project 001: Phase Three

For the first critique my poster wasn’t completed thats because I sketched my ideas on paper and then find some difficulties in applying them the illustration program. so all I did is a basic design for my poster explaining my idea what is it about. Moreover the critique in the class from my professor law and assistant fate helped me to develop this idea in a better way and try  taking risk by refining the shape of the work and adding the 100 things by scanning them. To begin with why I find it difficult first to do that because I saw most of the students working more on the illustration program and I’m not that good on this program. so I tried to ignore there idea for a moment and give myself time to watch tutorials on how to use specific tools in illustration to design a poster I spend my weekend on tutorials and making an illustrated poster . so for the second critique was by the professor and fatima to give us a full idea behind this poster and figuring out our mistakes and weakest point in designing. Professor law mention in his critique that if you are not good at using illustrator then use different materials other than digital work and why because if your hundred things was only hand made work not digital then you can draw and paint and scan things if you want. This information gives the opportunity work more on this poster and develop it in a good way.

   

                                      Second attempt

(The idea behind this poster => I reached this point where I searched for images and try to add them on my second poster. However, when I reached this attempt I went too far away from my hundred things but I tried my best to work on my second attempt. this to show the idea of decision making one with paint brushes and the other poster a brain been pinched and light bulb to show to express the idea of decision making.)

pasta-logo-vector-isolated-spaghetti-noodle-fork-white-background-italian-food-logotype-concept-flat-style-icon-79301977fork and spaghettidepositphotos_23016006-stock-illustration-spaghetti-and-meatball                                                  Inspired pictures

 

So my second chance is to scan some of the hundred things that I found it more interesting to add it into my poster. when I began gathering them and fix them to add it into my poster I realize the quality of sketches wasn’t good enough not because of the scanner resolution but because of the colors I used on hundred things wasn’t clear. I went over them on the illustrator like tracing them and the try to add it on my third design of poster. I also tried to refine my object (fork) according to the title that I used for the poster which is about decision making. first before going further and design immediately my third poster I did some research on Pinterest and Google for poster designs in addition I searched for quotes and sentences that I could use to define my poster in good way.

sketches I thought of after doing some research

So the third poster idea came out I did some research for quotes and sentences this helped  a lot to understand the sentences that I’m going to add into my poster and explain it using my object and the hundred things.

Third attempt

(The idea behind this posters =>

So the third critique for these two posters was that I reached the level were I have attempt a digital or illustrated poster which professor law and assistant fatima didn’t like also because I have refined the work into something else that it doesn’t look like a fork anymore. and the design has been made so clear for the audience to understand immediately what the poster is about without reading the content or the sentence I have like there is no hook to attract the audience to look at my poster for longer time. after reaching this level i thought that I cant do anymore on refining or designing poster. I went back to my colleges and the assistant fatima to help figuring out the mistakes that I’m making and try to approach better poster by avoiding these mistakes.

Design of process and method

Week 5 Process and method ( project001: Phase two)

To begin with the process for phase 002 : step 001

First I focused more on the sign of operations pairs and started to do some research on what does each word mean this process it self took me lots of time to understand the meaning of each and apply it visually (into a picture).

After that I used the sketches that I have made and started to apply them with the pairs. however, I realized that  I have lots of mistakes and I had to refine many other sketches I continued doing this process for four days till I settled down with what I need to focus on , of course by the help of the professor when he explained to me the idea of tomato sauce and a fork ( stained or dirty fork) also by the help of my colleges and Fatima on understanding the main idea behind each pair and how to make it into a sequence using these sketches.

In the end I begin finding some images that refers to my sketches. in this process too I struggled in managing the pictures and finding a good quality pictures. i tried doing and combining many pictures together till i ended up with this final result / outcome.

                                                                    

                                                                                          Final outcome

Content:-

Feather: Elaboration = Reduction

Chain: Literal = Metaphorical

Fork (Sharp / pointed) : Concrete = Abstract

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To begin with the process for phase 002 : step 002

I thought I found this part is more enjoyable and easier compare to the first part because we used to work on the list of the word and it opposite. however, this part of the project made me think and experiment a lot of sketches and pictures to have symmetrical sides yet opposite each other (pairs fro the list). It was fine at the beginning on refining the sketches that I have made but then when I started to combine of them either it doesn’t work or it works but not symmetrical this has limited my mind in thinking but in more deep on specific things ( symmetry and pairs of the list). At the end I changed the idea of the gloss and the matche stick and choose something completely  different not because I could find accurate or good quality picture but of the pairs of the words that didn’t work with it really well ( Reaction – Action ). I chose instead the light bulb and pear ( organic – Mechanical), because the light bulb has an organic shape and the pear represent a mechanical process because it goes through the process of water , sunlight, seeds .. etc.

                                                             Failure during the process the final outcome

                                                                                        Final outcome

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Over all I learned a lot from this project ( experiences, experiments, patiences, critical thinking, realizing and figuring things out quickly… etc.)

The most important thing was starting the project earlier than I should because I spent lots of time sketching and sketching many new ideas without realizing the time and the days that i have spent doing this. I preferred if I took pictures for both phases because I struggled in finding clear hd quality pictures. I love the idea of combing different things together which make the audience think more about the outcome and trying to capture the idea of each pair.

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Done : )

Design of process and method

Week 4 – Process and method ( project001: Phase two)

First day of this project I picked 12 of 100 sketches that I made before. I chose randomly sketches by making sure that its not a sign , symbol or index. the next day I started refining these sketches according to the ideas that I have gathered after doing some research for the new vocabulary ( reduction, elaboration, concrete, abstract , metaphorical and literal). I have also learned new information from this project which is called sign of operations ( addition, subtraction and substitution.). and after reading the syllabus I begin sketching my new ideas and 12 sketches by refining them either to simple or complex pieces. At the very beginning I didn’t focus on the sign of operations cause I didn’t have much knowledge and idea about it so all I did at first is drawing sketching whatever comes to my mind it was a very enjoyable process to begin with, because I freed myself from focusing on the instructions and try to be more open to the new ideas and sketching them.

                              

                     12 of 100 sketches that I have chose

         

                          Sketches of the new ideas

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Week 3

Typography 1- Last posting for the process and the six finals

The last process took me less time to do it because I got the idea and the technique on making 50 /50 black and white. I even asked my colleges to help me in fixing some letters and try enlarging them by still keeping the shape of word like being recognized. The struggling was less this time after finishing the last 15 letter which I started to have a big view for my final 9. For the final 9 letters I picked the good ones which me and everyone was impressed looking at it. And now after submitting the final 9 I’m still willing to experience many letter and tricks of doing 50/50 black and white.

    Final process (15) letters                                       Final 9

Typography 1

Typography 2

Definitions:-

Bitter => having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet. / (of people or their feelings or behavior) angry, hurt, or resentful because of one’s bad experiences or a sense of unjust treatment.

Saccharine => excessively sweet or sentimental. / relating to or containing sugar; sugary.

euphoric => characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness.

miserable => (of a person) wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable. / (of a situation or environment) causing someone to feel wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable. / (of a person) habitually morose.

حَلاَوَة: (اسم) حَلاَوَة : مصدر حَلوَ

كلّ ما عولج بسُكَّر أو عسل ، ضدّ المرارة

مَرَارة: (اسم) مَرَارة : مصدر مَرَّ

مَرَارَةُ الشيء : طعم غير مستساغ

حيويّة: (اسم) اسم مؤنَّث منسوب إلى حَياة

مصدر صناعيّ من حَياة : مقدرة الحيّ على تأدية وظيفته ، ويراد بها الفاعليّة غير الاعتياديّة ، نشاط وعافية

شَقَّاءُ: (اسم) شَقَّاءُ : فاعل من شقَّ

الشَّقَاءُ : العُسْرُ والتَّعَب