Design Criterion D Reflection

During this design project I learnt many aspects of making packages. Some I learnt the easy way, some I learnt by restarting my package with a new plan. The most important thing I learnt was that when you are testing something, test it properly. When I had finished my plan and starting my Criterion C I needed to test my package out. I printed my 2d net out I folded it quickly without paying much attention. Since it was on a smaller scale, I didn’t see that there were issues with folding so when I made my package on a bigger piece of paper, it didn’t fold properly. Another important thing I learnt is that what will convince someone the most to buy something is aesthetics. A package might have a really simple shape but a really nice design and people will notice it and possibly buy it. Another package might have a really cool and unique shape but be just plain red and people might notice it because it blends with the rest. For something to be bought it needs to be noticed first. Finally, the third important thing I learnt is that you don’t need as many adhesives as you think. When I first made my package I had tape on every edge of my package and every time I needed to add something on I just stuck tape on. After realising that my package wouldn’t work, I remade my package and I saw that I could remove and replace it with a hole and flaps and it would replace the tape. Over this design project, I learnt many important aspects on the designs of packages.

Design Day Post

Today, we had to try and package a fruit. This was good because soon we are going to have to package something more complex. I found it quite hard to package a simple apple so I think it’s going to be very difficult to package something complex. At firs I thought that we would just have to figure our way through but then I realised there was much planning behind a simple package. I realised that it was very hard to create a package using only materials that could be recycled. Here is a picture of my apple packaging.

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What I Learnt From Design Day

From design day I learnt what makes a good logo. A good logo has to be simple and original. Don’t put thousands of colours have no more than 2 maximum 3. Don’t have so much design. Take the apple sign. It’s silver and it’s only an apple but still it’s a good logo. I also learnt how to use photoshop. I already knew how to edit photo’s and play with the opacity but I never knew that you could draw and make shapes on photoshop. For example now I know how to take any shape and stretch it into a random weird looking shape.

Arts of Persuasion- Planning Post

How can I apply the design process to create a personal logo?

I think I can apply the design process in creating a logo by starting by Inquiring and analysing. You can analyse what type of person you are, what you like, and other stuff that represent you. Then the next step in developing ideas. You cross out the ideas that you don’t like and you develop the most important parts of your logo. Then for creating a solution you plan it out. You create the image of the logo.