1. @jpegman24

    Digital Storytelling; Week 6; Design Thoughts


    One thing that stuck out to me the most from this article was the excerpt on colors. Popova describes how mixing colors can evoke certain moods in a viewer. I’ve been programming for a very long time and my favorite part is designing websites. It’s very rewarding for a design …

  2. @Michael48861254



     Many of the design assignments challenge you to design objects like posters, postcards, or book covers. Consider – What makes a poster look like a poster? What makes a book cover look like a book cover? It takes more than just putting words together with a photo. What distinguishes …

  3. @https://twitter.com/SecretAgentDunk

    Solving Problems (Design Thoughts #2)


    On reading the assigned readings for this week (The Vignelli Canon and the Brainpicking’s article on Chip Kidds Go), it’s come to my attention (and reflection) that designing is more than just placing things on paper in cohesive ways.

    Rather, it is about solving a problem–about tackling an obstacle you’ve …

  4. @tiffmooree

    Design Thoughts


    A Kid’s Designer Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd sounds like a brilliant way to not only get kids involved in graphic design, but also adults. It offers a guide to what graphic design is and how to achieve it. There are many different ways to achieve these designs, …

  5. @mattmilesds106

    Design Resources


    This week we were asked to take a look at graphic design. I originally looked at what Vignelli posted and he showed us the simple design. I found it facsinating the process he used and how simple it was to create while making it thought provoking.

    I then moved to …

  6. @caholt2000

    Reflecting on Design


    First things first, I absolutely love graphic design. As soon as I saw this was design week, I got so excited. I did a lot of graphic design my senior year of high school when I was taking an Advanced Design class and Photojournalism (working on the school’s yearbook). I …

  7. @morgan_ds106

    My Two Cents On Design


    When it comes to design, I am very much an amateur. I’ve done a good amount of projects throughout the years where I’ve had to make posters or brochures. And those have turned out pretty nice. But that is just about all my experience with designing anything.

    I guess you …

  8. @CatyWarner

    Thoughts on Design


    Like I’ve said in past blog posts, I really am not the most design-intuitive. But my brother sure is, being a graphic designer and all. I still chuckle when I think about when I was planning on making my wedding invitations, and after they were all typed up and settled …

  9. @biggs_hank

    Q’s of the Week/Reflection


    What makes a poster look like a poster is the size of the poster, the creativity of the poster (eye popping), is its own unique style, text is visible from a far, variances in text sizes, and the layout of the poster. What makes a book cover look like a …

  10. @CommTweetWithMe

    It’s all in the design


    What is design?

    When I first read this question, I thought I had an easy answer. However, when I tried to answer it, I had trouble putting into words what design actually is.

    What is design? What is it’s purpose? What makes something look like something? What distinguishes design from …

  11. @Riley80256802

    Design Thoughts and Reflection


    Posters and Covers A poster and a book cover both have distinct design features that make them what they are. The design is the most important part. For example, the design of a book cover should tell the reader what is the main characteristic of the book they are about …

  12. @bfrullads106

    Design Thoughts reflection


    Hey everyone, today I’m working on another blog post for week 5, and it is about the elements of design that we interact with throughout human existence.

    After reading through decent portions of the two assigned readings about design, I feel like I have a much better understanding of what …

  13. @Tyra13748487

    Design Reflection


    Design is a very interesting concept. It’s all around us. So much so that we even notice it. The late Bill Moggridge once stated that it doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed — that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed. I find …

  14. @EmilyHutchins8

    Thoughts about Design and the Readings


    Before reading these articles, I had no idea about all that goes into design. Design is something that is easy to forget about because it is so common and we see it in everything we use. I like how Vignelli goes into detail about the purposes of design and how …

  15. @DigitalStoryTeller

    Design Thoughts Week 6



    “Graphic design is message-sending into the brain.”  I really liked this quote from graphic designer Chip Kidd. I never really thought of a design as being a message to your brain. Designs can be anything from simple to complex, just depends on what the design is trying to portray. …

  16. @fatolliecat

    This is my design


    Design is everything. Everything is design.

    It really is everywhere, though. We talk about it in HISP classes, mostly architectural, but occasionally interior as well. Design is what I knit, what I wear, how I arrange my ridiculously large collection of stuffed animals, and those stuffed animals themselves. Designs follow …

  17. @richelleholnick

    Design Thoughts


    Reading The Vignelli Canon by Massimo Vignelli was really interesting. I do not know much about design, but reading this booklet from him made me realize that a lot of components of design were very separate in my mind. Which according to Vignelli, is false. This quote from the booklet, …

  18. @Alexis54552906

    Reading and Reflecting!


    I learned quite a bit from the articles that were given for this week! You can read the main article linked here.

    It explains many different aspects to design. The way he explains it is the easiest of understanding since it is an explanation for kids. I prefer that instead …

  19. @FaulconerKyle

    Design and the World


    This week the topic was design and with that we were instructed to review a few pieces of literature that corresponded with design and the principles that pertain to the subject. Previous to the readings I really didn’t think to much about design and the part it played. However, after …

  20. @ArthurDrag1

    Design Thoughts


    This is really interesting to think about. I don’t think it’s that I never noticed that everything that’s not made by nature was designed by someone, I just think I took that fact for granted. Look around in my room, every single thing around me was created by someone sitting …

  21. @tifamonster

    Design Thoughts


    I am writing this paragraph before reading the required readings for this week. I am doing this because I am limited in what I know about design, but my older sister is a graphic designer. I have seen her work and I am always amazed and what she is able …

  22. @OraMyAura

    Wow; what a perspective!


    After reading the articles A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design, 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design, and Leo Tolstoy on Emotional Infectiousness and What Separates Good Art from the Bad, I have gotten a clearer sense of the perspective of those who understand Graphic Design and just Art as a …

  23. @chloversgarden

    Digital Designing


    I used to work as an office assistant where I had to create flyers and pamphlets. Looking at what links were up it made the process of creating art seem a lot more complex. Or at least there was more thought & creativity put into it.

    The art made in

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