In this new slide I enlarged my top text and made it a more contrasting color (Red). I enjoyed viewing this slide better because it it more organized and clear to read. I learned how to create something visually pleasing and legit. The research is important so that you know where to place, contrast and enlarge.
- What you learned
- Why you made the changes you did to your second slide
- How important research is when beginning a project
Through this assignment, I learned how to take a whole bunch of information and create it to be one slide with one point. In the beginning of this assignment, I thought I had to include a lot of unneeded information, but I just had to follow exact directions. I also learned how to contrast in color and at the same time, make the color fit well with following colors displayed as well. I learned how to involve different colors, texture, and value to the slide. There was also a good amount of variation of brightness. I had some rhythm which is the principle of design that indicates movement. I also learned how to follow the requirements correctly. In this case, I decided to make it visual, have one slide with one point, make the font bigger, and contrast whether it’s in shape, color, or size. Another thing I realized is that the slide should not be overwhelmed with information. This should be a billboard with certain qualities of a street billboard. The main part of this assignment allowed me to follow directions. I should do exactly what I was assigned to do. I made a couple changes to my slide. My classmates had gave me critiques in order to improve my slide to meet all of the needed requirements. This may be difficult to do at times, but it’s always good to get suggestions and feedback in order to do better. I was recommended to play with the spacing, color, and size of the words on my slide. On this second slide, I tried to do exactly that. This preparation for this slide required a lot of research which is the most important part. It’s very crucial to follow exact directions when it is given to you. If you don’t do the correct research, you could possibly be doing everything completely wrong. I learned the importance of research and doing exactly what I was asked to do.
I learned about design with the designs and how they have an impact in your slide with everything you put in, that’s either words, phrases, pictures, etc… And I learned different terms to describe somebodies slide or whatever in the future we are going to do. The changes I made was because I was able to take in the critiques from my peers good and bad to fix my slide. For example the tensions I had with my pictures with the borders of the slide, and balancing the negative and positive balance in my slides with the heavy pictures. I centered my phrase to make it more straight up to view and easily to read, my peers recommended this change and I agree with them. The research was very important so you know how and why you doing what you doing, for example the tension was a common problem and balance with the positive and negative sides. Putting the pictures right so they correlate with the other things on the slide was a big part why we did the research first.
Throughout this project I learned the many new things about how to work on a slide/billboard. I learned to highlight important words to catch the viewer’s attention. To not have any pictures touching the edges of the slide.
I was able to get good feedback as well. I was told to have the background changed because I was almost like a picture so I just put as the Puerto Rican flag to make the background look better. I changed the placement of my quote and my picture as well. I always made my quote stand out more.
The only changes that made were at the bottom of my slide. I attached the arrow line to the female cartoon fighter. This adds significance because the quote has to do with the fighter. So now people understand that they are together to finish a story. The story is that there’s only one winner in the end so that’s why there’s only one fighter. A fighter must never give up and keep going. So that’s why the quotes goes with the female cartoon fighter.
Some things I learned is that there is a guideline to follow in creating a visual display. To make sure you take take all the rules into consideration when creating a billboard. Another thing is you must not to clutter your space with many things because then your audience will start to lose focus of the message you want to get to them. Lasly, things I took away from doing this project was that not everything is going to be perfect you wanna play with it. Also things like color choice, empty space and tangents are like a no no when creating a billboard.
The changes I made I feel were all necessary for my process. From looking at my old slide one can tell that I started fresh and used nothing from my old slide. Being that I wanted someone to see this and know exactly what my billboard was about I decide to have less things. The big change I made was the fact that I added a border so it emphasises the picture in the middle. I also decided to change the gymnastics move that the girl was doing. Being that my slide now is very basic I decide that I would use this picture to show the complex within the slide. The last change I added was playing more with the empty space.
It is important to do research when beginning a project because it gives you a sense of knowledge on the task at hand. In doing this project it would not be what it is today if not for research. Also in doing this feel like research helped me to put my thoughts all together.
Reflection on Media Fluency
I learned that my slides shouldn’t include the “price” when it’s not useful, like here, or a product argument, like here also, because that takes some place and we need the letters to be the biggest as possible. Also I feed a blank on the corner, between the image and the corner, so the whole slide is more “united”. But, all in all, the people of my group found it alright so I didn’t have a lot of stuff to improve. I learned that my slide needs to be very very polished to be really clean, visual and sweet.
Through this project, I learned how to take constructive criticism, and some common elements of design. I also learned how to better critique someone’s slide. I made a lot of changes to my slide, but I think the essence of what I wanted to get across is still there. I kept my name really big because I wanted it to pop. My name is a big part of my life so it seemed only fitting that the eye was drawn to it. Before, my slide was sort of all over the place, with things here in there with no real purpose except to convey my interests. I did not use my space effectively. My new slide is much simpler, with the text at the bottom and one interest of mine in each column following the rule of thirds. I tried to even out my spacing. The green and blue sections are used to draw your eyes to the text. They cut the page in thirds as well. Overall, I just wanted to make my design more purposeful the second time around. Research is very important when beginning a project. If you do not research, you will not be able to back up your opinions with facts. Research is about being prepared to show what you learned.
I found the feedback I got from my peers helpful but one of the things I couldn’t change were the images as I couldn’t find a high resolution picture of what I used in my first slide but I did do what I wanted to do and make it “bleed”. Another thing that was pointed out was that I had a bright green line that made it stand out and wanted more attention and also remove a bar I had the color black. Another thing I changed was I made a part of the text very small and the exclamation marks way big at first so now the part of the text is bigger and the exclamation marks smaller so it's more visible. One thing I didn’t notice until editing was that the boxes I colored for the slide showed the lines of the box so I fixed that so you don’t see the lines of the boxes.
Doing the tech media project was great. I learned that it’s always good to have ideas on what you wanna do and why so if somebody asks why you did your slide it this way. I say this because when I presented my slide to my group they asked why was my slide was made like this and I said because I took out the main important parts on my Me project. I learned that if the teacher asks you to research you better research so when you present you have evidence on what you did for the design. Some changes I made to my second slide was the background color because my main colors are white and gray so it will contrast better. Another change I did to my slide was Making my words horizontal so it would take more of the negative space I had around my pictures. I made my pictures in a pattern because when I was doing my research I had read that your slide or any project should always have a pattern so for my slide I made my words and pictures in a pattern.
I chose the way this slide looks because in the articles it said to make the slide noticeable. With the red background and the word ‘Netflix’ in the middle makes the readers know it has something to do with Netflix because those are the theme colors. I tried to make the text big because it said that big text should grab people's attention and it should get straight to the point. I placed a lot of things on the slide because I didn’t like the empty space rule. People might not notice the slide if there is a lot of empty space.
I chose to have all of the pictures on the slide say Netflix because that’s the main focus of the slide. The website said to make the slide easy to read. I thought it would look good if I clouded the slides with the word ‘Netflix’ because it shows that I’m passionate about it. It shows that my slide is connected to me in a real way. It shows that I care about Netflix.
I learned that you should contrast your colors on the slide. You shouldn’t make the colors blend in because people won’t be able to read what it’s saying. I changed the changes on my second slide because my first slide was kind of plain. I wanted to make this slide pop out. Research is very important when you’re doing a project because you need to understand what you’re talking about.
Throughout this project, I learned how important the process of research is. I never thought that when designing something, research was needed, but it is. When one researches for design, the research shows what contrasts or what goes well together. If it looks messy or neat. And when I was finished with my first slide, I realized that it looked somewhat messy. The pictures went past the edges and overlapped each other, but I fixed that. Now in my revision of my first slide, I cropped the pictures so that they didn’t touch the corners and so that they did not overlap with each other. I also added some words, because I received feedback that some words would complete it. As a result, I am really proud of my second slide.
While doing my slide I realized that the picture for my phone was not as important as the other creative ideas on my slide. I kept my typography with my name in the same place, I also added some typography. I added a few adjectives I thought that described me. I kept the pictures of me and the softball field. This kept the idea of one slide one point. I learned that when making a slide you must be creative, you must do research, and supported reason behind every move you make on your slide. This at first was hard because I was nervous and don’t enjoy speaking much in front of others. I also learning a lot about taking in criticism.