Week 10 (beauty and desire/Viral video)

In design there are two things that are very important beauty and desire. From childhood to adulthood we have gained perceptions of what has beauty and how we can achieve it or obtain it. Beauty comes from how we perceived other things or how we compare things for example, on Americas top model all of the woman contenders or being talked about and compared by millions of people based on their beauty. This is where beauty and desire plays a role because in Americas top model the girls are portray the perfect and sexiest woman in the world this means that people have desires of someday they might meet that woman or to have them as a girlfriend etc. these are all desires.

Picture I took of money

Some people label money as pure beauty and I would agree with them. People do and always will have the desire for money that's why I included this picture as a example.

Some people label money as pure beauty and I would agree with them. People do and always will have the desire for money that’s why I included this picture as a example.

Example of beauty with desire

Example of beauty with desire

This picture represents beauty and desire with the sex symbol woman.She also adds more emphasis to the product being sold.

Another example of beauty with desire

Another example of beauty with desire

Viral Video

For tonight’s class I presented my viral video that’s was on as PSA (public service announcement).The concept of my video was to display the talents of homeless individuals who displayed their musical talents within my video. My main goal of my viral video was to get people to look at the homeless not only as just homeless people but homeless and talented. The materials I used to complete my viral video were a tripod and a canon t4i.By using these materials I was able to shoot a smooth and presentable video of the homeless individuals displaying their talents.

I promoted my video on Facebook and YouTube. Facebook had tons of likes for my video while the overall views of my video were received on YouTube. The overall views my video received were 263 with 11 positive comments.

By *Earl D. Jones*

Week 9 (SAM’s Art Museum)

When walk through and explored the art as well as the signage at Sam’s art museum, I noticed that most of the way finding signage used to guide people thought the museum was very bold and the descriptions of who the art was made by was almost always using a sans-serif Helvetica font to describe section within the museum. All of the text labeled for each room stayed the same using bold san-serif fonts that were easily legible. I also notice that the signage used as label for certain rooms within the museum where painted on wall’s but in places that would not interrupt the art flow, this meant that there was always a white san-serif fonts used on black walls and black san-serif fonts on white walls to clearly state what was going to be seen upon walking in the room. One important aspect noticed while examining the signage of the museum was that some key words of the painted text on the walls were bolded to add a sort of focal point basically pointing out to people the main topic of the section about to be seen. When walked into different rooms of the museum the lighting changed tremendously to set the mood for the section viewed. Some rooms had a very dramatically lighting while others had soft and almost limited lighting almost turning the room greyish. For most of the paintings there were lights placed upon them to add emphasis to them within certain rooms, I believe the dramatic lighting placed upon the paintings made them even more dramatic. Overall the museum signage was all over the place I found myself walking into rooms that I didn’t even know I was walking into. The Only major problem of the way finding signage at Sam’s art museum is that it is really hard to locate because it’s all over the place. I feel like if there was a way for Sam’s art museum to create way finding signage within the museum that wouldn’t interrupt the mood of the art then it would be a perfect overall tour of the museum.

Picture i took of the Hammerman at the Seattle Art Museum

Some say the hammering Man made by Jonathan Borofsky is sort of a wayfinding source for the Seattle Art Museum I would have to agree with them. Standing 48 feet tall and Weighing  more then 26,000 pounds the hammering man is hard to miss that's why it act's as a wayfinding source thats attracts attention.

Some say the hammering Man made by Jonathan Borofsky is sort of a wayfinding source for the Seattle Art Museum I would have to agree with them. Standing 48 feet tall and Weighing more then 26,000 pounds the hammering man is hard to miss that’s why it act’s as a wayfinding source thats attracts attention.

This is a picture of ford Taurus but these cars have lights coming out of them making the cars a instant focal point

This is a picture of the Ford Taurus’s but these cars have lights coming out of them making the cars a instant focal point

The entrace of SAMS Art Museum.

The entrance of SAMS Museum.

This is a picutre thats located at the SAMS museum

This is a piece of artwork that’s located at SAMS museum.

By *Earl D. Jones*

Week 9 (Signage and Wayfinding)

Way finding signage is one of the most important tools in a civilized society being said, we as people hate to be missed guided or to get lost when trying to locate something and that’s when way finding signage comes in. Way finding in a more brief term is signage that helps people navigate from place to place as for a example, Street signs help us locate where were going how to get back from where we started and how to refer someone to a street, without way finding signage there would be a lot of lost people. Another example of signage is in the design of billboards, there is a rule of thumb named the 55mph rule. What this rule means is that a successful billboard must contain a high contrast, limited content and of course it must contain a legible font that will create a memorable impression within the viewer. In signage especially in street signs legibility is key this means that there should almost always be a sans-serif bold font used to ensure legibility. Sans-serif fonts are used everywhere within the U.S and they can be located within just about every street sign you see.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates that you’re going a floor down in the public car garage. This signage is useful as well as creative because of the way the word “down” is arranged, the design makes the word look as if it was floating in the air from a distance.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates that you’re going a floor down in the public car garage. This signage is useful as well as creative because of the way the word “down” is arranged, the design makes the word look as if it was floating in the air from a distance.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates where things are by using creative signage with in the hands that are pointing the direction of what’s trying to be located.

This Way finding signage is useful because it indicates where things are by using creative signage with in the hands that are pointing the direction of what’s trying to be located.

This signage is very simple but affective; by placing the Non Fiction words above the book it indicates where you can find the non-fiction section of the library. If this library didn’t have this signage it would be very difficult for a random viewer to locate the section.

This signage is very simple but affective; by placing the Non Fiction words above the book it indicates where you can find the non-fiction section of the library. If this library didn’t have this signage it would be very difficult for a random viewer to locate the section.

Picture i took of exit sign

This way finding signage is effective because it tells the viewer were the exit of the building is at the Art Institute. The signage is even more informative because beside the word exit there are arrows that are used to guide people to the way out of the building.

This way finding signage is effective because it tells the viewer were the exit of the building is at the Art Institute. The signage is even more informative because beside the word exit there are arrows that are used to guide people to the way out of the building.

By *Earl D. Jones*