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DS106 Design Review

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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As I searched through the DS106 Inspire page I found this piece of artwork. As I enlarged the image and took a closer look at it, I was amazed at all the design elements incorporated into it. It looks beautiful! The color scheme chosen creates a very mellow mood, the rhythm of the colors created by the patterns of dark and light ovals/circles gives it a very deep and wavy feel. Everything is consistent in the picture too, even oval shapes are used to draw the octupus itself! This picture was created using layers of variations of sizes and background of the letter “o”! I loved the creative application taken here, as well as a very thorough explanation on how it was done. The assignment was done very uniquely, truly in the spirit of DS106.

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Together We Can

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

This picture of four people holding hands is a great design for DS106. Everyone pretty much knows that this is an online class so we don’t physically see each other everyday. But with that, it is amazing to me how we can all come together as one and get things done. For example, the collage for the bunks. It was a hard task to get everyone to submit their pictures. I had to find everyone in my bunk on Twitter and send out a group message several times. In the end, we all came together, like the people in the picture, and made on big happy bunk family. That is the main reason why I think this is a great design to symbolize the unity of DS106.




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Design Review

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012


This is such a great design! It is based on famous sitcoms with a twist. The design is in balance created by the squares. No matter which way you look at it, 3×3 all the way around. The design is centered around the title of the show, which is where most of your attention is focused. Yet, the design is symmetrical and in proportion. The pattern of girl on one side and boys on the other with the parents creating the connection supplies the rhythm of the design as well as the unity. The bold blue creates a solid background for the characters to stand out against. Normally, people scan over the faces and recall names, yet here you find surprise. Gilligan has replaced a Brady. This replacement creates a connection between the two sitcoms. The alteration blends so well with the design that someone actually has to look to find what is different.