Archive for April, 2011

Video and Audio Libraries

These are the links to the “Key word” video and audio albums which I am building in both Vimeo and Audioboo


Key Words Video on Vimeo

Key Words Audio on Audioboo

Key Words Video on Viddler

Jane

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Overview

As agreed, Estella can begin to look at the ‘User journey’. By this we mean depicting the journey (or steps) one must take, or operations which need to be performed in order to utilise our website and create a narrative. This could be depicted through graphics detailing a step-by-step guide or as a video (see http://pilothandwriting.com/en/ for a beautifully executed example – thanks Estella).

If Amy could work with Estella on this, no doubt you two are going to come up with some wonderful ideas. This will hopefully be the catalyst to answering other hurdles which we may be faced with, i.e. site functionality.

Looking forward to seeing all data Jane and Makeni have gathered. Right now it is ANY video and ANY audio, within reason of course and what you believe will be appropriate. Everyone feel free to bring along sounds and sights you may have captured. Sam loving’ your work! By next Tuesday we should have enough material to produce a basic narrative.

Please share your ideas. The more the merrier.
(Apologies for the multiple posts!)

Charlene

P.s ALERT!
Can everyone have a look at http://www.yhchang.com/. It’s a synchronised text-based animation, possibly produced in Flash, but is highly engaging.

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Update

Evening all,

Twas a productive meeting this afternoon despite only 3 of us present, but hoping everyone is safe, well and still laden with enthusiam.

Nick presented some of his handomse graphics for a possible logo. Nick will continue to work with some of the ideas discussed today and present the group with a mood board next Tuesday. Fundamentally, ideas of symbolism, video, sound or storytelling could be portrayed through our logo. Check out Charlottes website http://www.phd2published.com/ for a lovely exmple of logo design, web layout and use of font & colour which is aimed at a specific audience. Thoughts and feelings anyone?

Charlene

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Manifesto

Hey everyone- this manifesto is proving harder to do than I thought! I keep trying to write something more in-depth, but it’s not working because I keep getting the manifesto confused with a project description. SO, I have written an extremely short piece that I need you to give me feedback on PLEASE!! Help!! What does it need?

Here>>

“We aim to create a moment of suspended surprise and curiosity for our visitors.
By using the mediums of video, sound, and narrative story, we have created a space for play and experimentation.

Explore our library cache of visual and audio clips by keyword and fill them into the blanks of the story on the front page. Then, press play and watch and listen to your unique spin on the tale.”

 

Estella

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Mad Libs

Ok so I have been looking into the Mad Libs and started to come up with something so here is the first draft (let me know what you think or if you want to add anything or change something.) I have tried to keep it very simple and it does sound weird with the blanks in. I have also tried to incorporate sound and feelings. I think it allows alot of leway though and can create something weird and wonderfull with it 🙂 Not sure if its what you guys wanted though! here it is:

A man was walking his [BLANK] in the [BLANK], when suddenly a [BLANK] startled him. The man felt very [BLANK]. He carried on walking and saw a [BLANK] which was [BLANK]. The man thought nothing of it and carried on walking untill he heard [BLANK]. He looked behing him and found the [BLANK] was following him. He asked the [BLANK] what he was doing and the [BLANK] replied ‘I really need [BLANK] and I thoguht you [BLANK] it’. The man laughed and [BLANK].

 

Amy

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How it Looks

This it what the site looks like so far:

 

 

Also check out this blog for research, loads of really interesting intuitive sites http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design-inspiration/

 

Sam

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Confused?

Hey everybody. Amy and I have just been having a conversation that really highlights how confused we still are about what this project is about. I am going to write the manifesto, but when I am finished, I am going to post it on here, and I want everyone to give me some detailed feedback about it. I want to be the voice of the group on this, not just my own thoughts, so I want you to be really honest about helping me know what to put in!

Estella

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