Our project for the week is to use supplied text in the context of a large poster (30″x72″), a book, or a website. Because I have lots of web experience, I was not allowed to choose the website, so I chose the poster.
The supplied text is about 10 pages, so putting all that content on a poster will definitely be a challenge. But I’m excited to again do something that I’m not used to.
Also, I will have to print out the poster for the final presentation on Friday. And I’m curious how that will turn out.
Tonight’s homework assignment was to create thumbnail sketches of the content for our chosen medium. I found the exercise very similar in concept to wireframing or storyboarding. Sketching on a small-scale version allows for experimentation and exploration before going to the computer. It’s rapid and allows you to take chances that you might not take when working with software.