Monday, October 27, 2014

Prototype Presentation // Fledgling

Presentation of prototypes for our Visual Advocacy of Fledgling. Our prototypes include cards, shirt, and our website,

New Design Practices // Cheryl Heller

Cheryl Heller was recently awarded the AGIA Medal for dedicating herself to integrating sustainability into the process of design. Here is a short presentation with some more info about her.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cool Interactive thing

 So I found this awesome interactive thing on NPR Money that shows how different occupations vary in salaries from rich, middle class, and poor.

might be good inspiration for Info Arch....

Stakeholder Review // Dr. Julie Burge

Morgan and I have had some really good interaction with Dr. Julie Burge (vet and owner of Burge Bird Rescue) in asking questions and getting feedback. Most recently we discussed with her the idea of creating a website for potential bird owners that would have information that would get them ready to begin their journey as a bird owner. This would in essence be a “go to” source for information. We asked her opinion and if there was any information that she thought would be crucial to include in our site. Her response was that it would be good to really emphasize that birds are a long term commitment.She was also very obliging in providing us with informational paperwork that she has available in her practice. (We’ve been working to type in/digitize this information so that it can be easy transferred to our website. Dr. Burge has also been really awesome in allowing us to come in to her rescue and have a bird photo shoot (date TBD).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

visually advocacy // updated prototyping & self evaluation

So the last website (subdomain) failed due to not enough ram on my hosting account, so we jump started our original plan of buying the url later and went ahead and bought the url this past Friday and more ram.

The url is and we are now ready to start creating/uploading content now that our template and demo data successfully installed.

This is the progress Morgan and I have made on our branding system. We wanted something flexible, and fun, and this is what we came to.

my self evaluation...

This class has turned out differently than I expected. I thought that we might end up branding Burge Bird Rescue, but I'm glad we came to a conclusion that will end up helping more than just them. If we can distribute cards to all sorts of bird rescues and pet stores here in KC it could help a wide variety of people and birds :) and the more people we can impact the better. I know Morgan and I would also still like to talk to Ashley about changing the law to include birds in animal abuse, but we haven't gotten around to it yet.

Besides that, I feel like Morgan & I are on track with everything, and we've had a good amount of contact with the bird rescue. It's a bit of a drive (30 mins) but we've made it out there 3 times now, and we've had quite a bit of contact through email. We are also in the process of setting up a photo-shoot of the birds from the rescue, we just heard back from them, and we'll be able to set up a date and time fairly soon. 

I think we also have a good schedule set up, it's just a matter of getting down and dirty and doing it. So over all I feel good about our progress.

As for the reading responses (sorry, I'm finishing that up today, working on it as you read this) I've definitely been struggling with them. I much prefer class discussions because its easier for me to process by speaking up and listening to others. So I'd understand if this has knocked my grade down.

Friday, October 10, 2014

design systems // phase 2

Here are the 3 design directions I've worked on, and I've decided to pursue the last one continuing on.
This presentation also includes my updated objective statement.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

5 interactions // callendar - paid adventure

So this one is our final design for the dashboard, we ended up mixing some of my design that everyone saw in class and some of what Jodi did.

Below are four ways it will open when it gets opened, clicked. (Sorry I'm missing one, I fell asleep)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Visual Advocacy // Prototyping

These were are initial sketch and site map for prototype plan. 
For right now our url is going to be, and and towards the end of the project we plan on buying a url specifically for it.

Venture // design comp directions

So there's this, Argument Against the Hamburger Menu, not sure how I feel about it yet.

And here are the two directions I designed, I can add Jodi's at a later date when I see her.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

design systems // random process

Here's a bunch of screenshots of process work I've had going on for phase 2....

Venture // branding

Jodi and I decided upon this, it ended up being a mix of our two previous looks.
As for right now, I think we'll be using Brandon Grotesque for our primary typeface.