Design Journal Post #1
I’m discovering that a lot of the design pieces that I like are very pretty, but often serve very simple functions, like looking pretty to sell something. As I’ve been reading the chapters in Lohr and looking at the examples of instructional visuals, they are often more complex. I liked this piece because it has some of the “pretty” elements I like, such as an interesting geometric pattern and soft colors and dark colors. However, I could also see it being used to convey complex ideas. The geometric shapes could be arranged in a pattern to show relationships between connected ideas. The numbering system could show steps in a process. Height of the polygons could indicate levels. I enjoyed the way this appears very neat and orderly with neat, little labels marking some of the polygons, but some of the graphics spill over the edge of the polygons in a playful way. In this graphic, I can see ways to make order, lovely.