Academic Year 2010/11 – Day 9

(I apologise for one day late, once again i set it to private not public) Another Thursday come and gone, I’m not sure what it is about Thursdays, but I seem to have a lack of attention. I started thinking about my presentation and how best to get my ideas across. Of course I need to start it with a…

Academic Year 2010/11 – Day 7

Hi guys! As I have mentioned in the past, my project is going to involve designing a new typeface, one which would be ideal for airport users. This includes disabled, people with different degrees of vision and children. Not only should the typeface be legible to everyone that comes across it, but it should compliment…

Academic Year 2010/11 – Day 6

I think today can be classed as a ‘typical Thursday’ Meant to be a day spent doing theory, although more practical work was done in the end. Not much else to say to be quite honest. I think tomorrow would be good to spend some time looking over current wayfinding typefaces, maybe for the first…

Academic Year 2010/11 – Day 5

Today the morning was spent getting into groups and carrying out an exercise, which was; Edward de Bono’s six hats exercise. This consisted of 6 people having different roles within the group discussion to try and evoke different thought strategies from people. Overall it was quite successful, although I didn’t understand the point in the positive…

Academic Year 2010/11 – Day 4

Today i looked over some of the signs i had taken pictures of at Heathrow airport and evaluated them. Did i think they worked well? why/why not? and how could they be improved? here are some examples(to view larger please click the image): The below image is of the standard signage that they have at…

Academic Year 2010/11 – Day 3

Today was mostly spent looking over my proposal for the essay, so I thought I would upload what I have thus far: Debating how the use of certain factors within wayfinding systems can help or hinder the user’s interpretation. Introduction: Navigation has been a necessary part of human life for thousands of years. How to…

Academic Year 2010/11 – Day 2

The first official day back was just as I expected, plenty of talking and a couple of exercises trying to get our creative mood back for the academic year ahead. The first exercise was similar to word association. I had to quickly pick five words which related to my practical project and for each of…