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Project 2: Font Mannerisms (Reflection)

My overall response to Project 2 is a very positive one. I thoroughly enjoyed this project and particularly liked how all of the steps were broken down in a neat and organized manor. I feel as though I learned an immense amount during the entirety of this project. It was very useful to put into action different elements that we have discussed as being key components to typography and type analysis. For example, I had struggled a little bit with understanding the different “lines” (ex: base line, x height, cap height) but feel that as this project progressed, I grasped the concept much better because I was being made to have a hands-on approach with it. I think this project was a true embodiment of what this class is supposed to be teaching us. We had to take into consideration many different aspects that will be used forever as we grow as designers: layout, cohesiveness, attention to detail, making executive design decisions. I also appreciate the fact that the time frame of this project was a lot more organized than in Project 1. I feel that I had alot more freedom to make important decisions and refine my work because of the length of the period of time we had to work on it. I really did enjoy myself and have fun working on this project, and I hope I enjoy all future projects in this class just as much!

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2 Oct 2014

More on Project 1: Scavenger Hunt (Reflection)

Here are a few photos from yesterday’s critique on Project 1! I thought all of the groups did a fantastic job, and I was very proud of my own group for our hard work and effort.


Left to right: Joey, MaNazah, myself, Mariam


Also, I did recap the project in my last post, but here is my formal reflection on Project 1 which was included in my booklet:

“Overall, the scavenger hunt project was a great learning experience. It was quite challenging to have an assigned system to keep in mind while also trying to be creative and hunt for all of the necessary letters. In other words, you had to think outside of the box to find the letters, but you were also put into a box by your group’s assigned style. Being given a style also meant considering how to best represent it and making conscious choices to do so. This was good practice for paying attention to detail as well as keeping in mind the bigger picture.

I think the most important experience this project provided, however, was the opportunity to work in a team setting. This project would have been very different if we were asked to work as individuals rather than in an assigned team. Working through the obstacles together and making key decisions as a group was great practice for what may be to come in the future as we graduate and find jobs in the real world. Collaborating and combining all four of our visions is what ultimately made this project successful. This project also brought to light the importance of time management and planning while under a deadline. There were many different aspects of the project that had to be taken into consideration, such as having the photos, working on a reflective blog post, and communicating with your group during the process. The project being multi-faceted helped stress the importance of flexibility and organization while taking on a project. “

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12 Sep 2014