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  1. @skyler0455

    design blitz

    I thought it would be a challenge to try to find these design elements in one area, so most of these pictures were taken in Curitiba! Minimalism/Use of Space The design here is very minimal, with very few objects crowding the space. I think it accomplishes what it needs to – it is an open […]
  2. @skyler0455

    week six summary!

    This week I learned a lot about design. I thought the Stranger Things title sequence video was specifically interesting. I also wrote about my thoughts on the Brain Pickings article here. The first assignment I completed was the DesignBlitz. I tried to find the design elements as much as I could in one area, which […]
  3. @skyler0455

    design thoughts

    This article really got me thinking about how much of what I see on a day to day basis has been designed by someone, like street signs, posters, food packaging, etc. It’s something that can easily be overlooked. People put their creativity and effort into designing these common things around us. I also thought it […]
  4. @skyler0455

    contradiction creation

    Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame. I had fun […]
  5. @skyler0455

    donate for parkinson’s research!

    Create an ad to inform people about a charity and encourage them to donate. For this assignment, I created an ad for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I used Canva, which I just learned how to use! I liked this background template that they had, so I used that, and imported […]
  6. @skyler0455

    poetry art & design

    This is building off of the Poetry Art assignment and is an exercise how design choices can change a message. Put your selected poem together with a background that emphasizes the message. Then make 3 different versions by varying the typeface, type layout, and type color to see how it impacts the message over all. […]
  7. @grace_long88

    Week Six Summary

    This week we focused on graphic design. We learned about the different principles that go into how to make an engaging and informative design. I had a slight theme of coffee this week starting with an event poster I created. For all of my designs this week I used Canva,
  8. @grace_long88

    Design Blitz

    For my design blitz, I tried to focus one items or designs that are in my everyday life. I thought it would be fun to look for the design elements in things I see daily. The first photo is the tv poster for the show Gilmore Girls. This show is
  9. @mgedney


    For my designblitz, I was able to find graphic design in the most mundane things. At first I wasn’t sure where to look to take my pictures and I found they caught my eye when I was not looking for them. Once I had taken the following photos, I found
  10. @mgedney

    design thoughts

    When looking at the “Brain Pickings” articles and Chip Kidd’s article about his children’s book, I learned a great deal about how to correctly design my assignments this week. But I also learned about what graphic design is. In the past, I had always thought it was associated with deliberately
  11. @mgedney

    weekly summary six

    This most recent week in ds106, I learned how to combine what I have learned in the past few weeks and create different sorts of graphic designs. I started off watching the videos and reading the articles on “Brain Pickings” before starting on my own works. For my designblitz, I

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