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My name is Morgan and this website will be used for DS106

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Weekly Summary

Below I have included my posts from this week! I enjoyed getting to see the different designs my classmates have made and taken pictures of. I feel like previous weeks have been more focused on posting images you already have or recording a sound, but this week I felt like I really had the opportunity to create things. I loved making my own menu for my fake restaurant (even though I wish I could actually open it because wow my food sounded good) and I loved making the word cloud, as it gave me an opportunity to really reflect on my experiences so far in ds106. The daily creates were also really fun this week, and I enjoyed seeing my classmates’ responses, especially on the daily creates that I pass on. This was another segment of this class that I was worried about, since I am not very creative and don’t have a lot of experience with editing software. I was worried that the design assignments would be super complex and out of my league when it came to creating things. But again, my anxiety got the best of me and I was stressed for nothing because I actually really enjoyed this week more than I thought I would!!

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Let Me Pick Your Brain About Design

I really enjoyed reading the article about graphic design. I loved seeing some of the old school product designs and some cool newer-aged designs. It was really cool to also read about the author of the book that the article is based on. I loved how they discussed that the author never talked down to the kids when writing the book but instead wrote to them, encouraging them to open their eyes to the world of design around them.

From the same website as the initial article, I also read another one titled “Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work”. I loved the animals made out of words, I thought it was a really unique design technique that you don’t see very often. I also really liked the quote the author says that discusses how design is different from art, stating that design aims to answer a question posed by the market, whereas art answers the question of individual artists.

Both of these articles were fantastic reads and I feel that I learned a lot and got a great new perspective on design.

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Design Blitz

Below I have included photos of some elements of design I found this week! It was a bit challenging this week to find design elements around me, as I recently moved and have only had time to go from home to work in between unpacking boxes. So, I did the best I could with what I was able to find. I really enjoyed this little scavenger hunt of trying to find different design elements around me. I wish I was able to devote a bit more time this week to going out searching for different elements of design, but hey, when life hands ya lemons, you drink Golden Bear Lemonade (it’s delicious btw).

I thought this was a good example of typography. There are so many different fonts on this bottle and it really makes the name of the drink stand out.
I thought this was a good example of dominance. The words that are emphasized are written in different colors and draw the attention to those three words. (Side note: I did this sign at work lol)
I thought this was NOT a good example of proportion. I actually laughed out loud when I read “Not actual size”, as if someone would believe they could get a giant 6ft wide cinnamon bun for $1 ..
I know the digital words didn’t turn out well in this picture, but I think this is a good example of color. The different colored parts of the sign assist the viewer to see differing information and helps them to identify where they need to go.
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Daily Creates

Here are my three daily creates for this week!!

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Hairspray

One of the assignments from the assignment bank this week was to find a quote from our favorite movie and place it over an image from that movie. I chose the movie/musical Hairspray, because for as long as I can remember I have been OBSESSED with this movie. I love everything about it – the cast, the music, and of course the message behind it all. Below I have included the image I created that has my favorite quote from the movie!

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Mo B’s Burger Bash

One of the assignments this week was to create our own menu, and I chose to make a burger menu! I used a template from Canva.com and was able to find a great template to customize. I loaded the menu up with all of my favorite appetizers, types of burgers, and toppings!

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T-Shirt Design

The goal of this assignment was to make a t-shirt design. The assignment said it could be funny or whimsical, but I actually had just finished this design for an education honor society I am in, Kappa Delta Pi. (Side note- this t-shirt actually won the design contest 🙂 ) I spent a lot of time trying to perfect this design and I am super happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to wear something I created!

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Word Cloud

One of the assignments from the assignment bank this week was to create a word cloud describing our experiences with DS106. I’m glad that the three biggest words are challenging, rewarding, and engaging because they are the three words that I think they perfectly describe my thoughts for this class. I have been very challenged and engaged throughout this course, and pushing myself to accomplish things that I didn’t think I could do has been very rewarding for me.

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The 5th Installment of Summaries

This week was more difficult for me than previous weeks. I think audio media is the thing I am least comfortable with and the section I was dreading the most. It took a lot more time this week to complete these tasks, and if I’m being honest, dont think the quality of the posts is as great as my previous weeks. Ted Talk, When ~Corona~ Ends, and 80’s Radio Commercial are from the Assignment Bank. Below are links to my other blog posts from this week:

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Daily Creates

Here are my 3 daily creates this week!