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    As a Graphic Design student I am unconsciously going through a design process while working on a project. I constantly have to make design decisi… Read More
    As a Graphic Design student I am unconsciously going through a design process while working on a project. I constantly have to make design decisions and considerations. I found it an interesting challenge to map something out that has become second nature to me. After having looked at different design process, from Edward de bono Idea generation technique to student’s blogs … I combined them all into one generic process that would apply to everyone and all kinds of creative projects. I wanted my process to be a combination of a linear and structured development but also one that requires going back a few steps, revising and reconsidering things. For my final piece I designed an A3 notepad. THE COVER: The cover is an info graphic in a “yes and no” flow chart format. The flowchart clearly shows the different stages of a design process and how they are related: 1- Idea Generation, 2- development, 3- prototyping, 4- finishing. It also makes decision making easier. It presents you with questions to which the user answers “yes’ or “no” and leads you to his next consideration according to the answer given. It is printed on acetate paper do that the user can see his notes and sketches through the cover and see how far along the “design process” he is. THE NOTE PAD: The pad consists of 4 separate sections that could be detached and placed again. Each section has a different grid system: from big squares to smaller and smaller, which resembles how a creative project progresses. It begins with broad ideas and concepts and becomes more and more specific clear and finished. CD: To go along with the note pad I designed a mockup of a web- based flowchart. It’s an alternative and interactive way of using this design process for decision-making and design considerations as opposed to the static info graphic on the cover that is mainly used as a visual queue. I wanted this piece of design to be an adaptable design, which translates from print to web and vice versa. I wanted this project to be interacted with from different touch points. PACKAGING: This project is packaged into a hard cover folder, with a pocket for the notepad and the CD. I wanted the packaging to make the different pieces look like they belong to one same project. Read Less
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