Week 2 Summary

  • How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

I feel as though I completed this week’s requirements more efficiently and more effectively than last week. I have now gotten the hang of using wordpress and its functionality is now second nature to me. I could focus more on creating my content this week and less on figuring out wordpress. Also, having received feedback from last week’s assignments I feel as though my assignments are all now more effective and each are better at telling stories. They also now have more content and more links embedded.

  • What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?

The things that gave me trouble this week were trying figure out how to complete the design assignments without simply satisfying the literal interpretation of the assignment. I am an extremely systematic person. I like to do things literally, following all directions exactly how they are written. So it is difficult for me to think outside the box on these assignments. Even though these assignments were the most difficult, I actually enjoyed them the most. They were each an interesting assignment and I enjoyed creating them. It was fun to try and stretch my brain to come up with a non literal interpretation. I learned this week how to create gifs, how to embed gifs into a wordpress page, functionality of the latest imovie in creating short videos, how to separate pictures from their backgrounds using clippingmagic.com, and finally how to better incorporate links to outside media and other content to more effectively tell a story.

  • What would you do differently? What questions do you have?

This week I would have done a couple of things differently. Firstly, I would have waited to read my feedback from the previous week before beginning my design assignments, and I also would have explored more design assignments before chosing the ones I chose. How could I more effectively have created my design assignments? Are there any examples in which the opposite interpretation of the assignment was used effectively?

  • What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?

In today’s society it is amazing how many jobs have been created due to the onset of the digital age. Since the internet has come to maturity there have been over one millon jobs created for online work, according to computer world.com. The work I have created is just a fraction of what some of these jobs entail. I think that it is paramount to be able to understand the functionality of the internet and how its content is created. We have only dipped our feet in the functionality of web design and story production, but have already learned immensely.

Favorite Movie Quote Design Assignment

Are We There Yet Design Assignment

Create a T-shirt Design Assignment

Old Fashioned Letter Exchange Design Assignment

Triple Rock Troll Lyrics Design Assignment 

This Week’s Daily Creates

Best Sport’s Play Gif

Favorite Musician Gif

Reflection on the Vignelli Canon

Design Blitz