After drawing proportional and gestural sketches of each icon, I began to explore adding and subtracting parts to simplify and clarify each icon. Then I brought outside elements that would make a cohesive set of icons. I worked with using dots in place of the numbers a bar leading to the numbers but landed on using the graph paper.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I made a scrap book based on my icon set using many images of each icon to provide different styles and variety. All the icons are images in color. Along with the icons we had to define denotative and connotative attributes about the icons then display symbols and indexes. All of these are indicated next to the images and labeled or a picture is drawn showing an indicator of the icon. The book really helped me understand a further in depth meaning behind each object and how we relate to it everyday. The book was made with graph paper keeping the numeral theme cohesive.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Mind mapping was the beginning exercise for a serious of icons we will be making. Starting with ideas from the word ubiquitous I exhausted words with in many categories. My final set was based on numerals.