A friend pointed me to this assignment, which has never been done before, 2 credits to spend in the shop.
For this design assignment you are tasked to create an attractive advertisement/flyer for some type of event. Be creative. Any event will do, but the point is to entice people to want to attend your event over any other.
from: ds106 Assignments: Festival or Fundraiser?
I am usually wary of design assignments, the few I’ve done are usually full of misgivings. More of that in the weekly report.
I started with the idea of doing a poster for the Village Webclub and along the way renamed it to village Webmaker, in reference to mozilla Webmaker.
ripped off borrowed Andrew’s lovely badge which gave me my background colour.
I also started thinking about all the efforts to get girls to code and a bit of googling found me some public domain images on wikimedia. I guess that leads to too many things going on for good design but I like all the references and sacrificed design to ideas.
I’ve noticed a few villagers dipping into the club which is interesting and was encouraged (a lot) by Jim’s response. It might not fly this round of ds106 but I think the possibilities of some ds106 web storytelling are interesting.
Mariana had the idea for text based adventure which we could try. I can see a lot of possibilities, most beyond my skills to implement. Here are a couple:
- A branching story, someone starts a scene, others that add choices and the results of those choices.
- An image map of the village map. Someone puts up the map, folk make a page about a bit of the Village, and the mapmaker adds links to the map. Rochelle reminded me of imagemaps recently. That would be easy.
I’ve also added a page to my club site showing how to add an image to a club page with the terminal.
I’ve also got another assignment to run off quickly.