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The design of the UN Millennium goals project is a critical portion of the work. If the information is poorly put together, no one will care. The layout has to be interesting and catch someone’s eye.
Broc and I are discussing the possibility of a global partnership. We are looking at technology in Africa and how we can unite to make progress. A research paper will not do justice to the issue. There are images and diagrams that speak beyond words. Therefore the design of the project must be centered on the images. Since we will be presenting to the class, I think it is important to have a pdf slideshow in addition to whatever method we choose to present our work. This way, we can run through the images while discussing them in more detail.
I think our work could be well presented in a small book. It could be like a table picture book with informational captions and quotations.
We used Bruce Mau’s book Massive Change as a source and it was inspiration for me in terms of design as well. It is brilliantly put together and the images overtake the book. The points are emphasized and explained by text and interviews.
I looked at the websites mentioned in class. I found the CMYK magazine most appealing. There is little text and very clean. The font is consistent but interesting. The images really stand out and are obviouslly carefully chosen. I liked this one the best.
These are some other websites that I just really like the layout of. The way they are composed catches the eye and makes the information presented most important.
Architecture in Helsinki http://architectureinhelsinki.com/
Urban Outfitters. http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/index.jsp
Charles Stinson. http://www.crsarch.com/