Amy Stephens’ Weblog


C.V
November 27, 2008, 11:22 pm
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Please click on the link below to download my curriculum vitae.

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Credo Project
November 26, 2008, 4:59 am
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Here are some flat spreads from the book section of me credo. It was printed on 150gsm spicers satin paper, double sided, full colour with two gatefolds and various inserts of intricate paper stocks from Dragon Papers. It was bound at Law Bindery. The covers were 500gsm black box board, with a textured white stock paper, again from dragon papers and printed with the title in black. The spine was covered in a Black textred tape. Pics to come of final…

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Credo // Credo // Credo
November 12, 2008, 3:46 am
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Over the past 12 weeks the credo project has occupied every extra minute I have a time to think (which is usually at the end of a long day, while I’m trying to sleep but can’t). Anyway – I think I have finally come to like what I have produced. Originally I was so hooked up with trying to find a theme and relating that theme to new technologioes and in the midst of this lost my way and became overwhelmed with different ideas and concepts. So I put the project to the back of my mind, and waited for this amazing idea to come forth out of the constant ticking as my mind battled on.

Finally, I can’t really remember when, I think it was a slightly hung over sunday, I realised – this credo is about me, and my thoughts, my opinions, my reactions and my inspirations. All of this I can easily relate to new technologies. And so I begun designing, and the project practically visually vomited from my mind (and 10 weeks of thinking about it) onto paper.Typical.

So now, I am waiting to pick up my Credo from the book binders and I’m actually excited about it. Last night I finished the packaging, which conceptually, is rather deep. And inside the box I have a CD (of my folio of work) and a DVD (a design research project case study) aswell as the Credo Book which documents my thoughts, creative process, response to various things and my inspirations. All of which neatly tie in to my relationship with new technologies. I’m actually rather excited to get it all back and hand it over for submission….I think Today I actually like the credo project. It made me face who I am as a Designer – after 4 years at uni, what do I stand for in the world of design? Whats my opinion on how the world is changing and more importantly, how do i become the messenger to mankind? Yes, I definitely like the credo project. Thanks Tony.



Final Presentation…
November 10, 2008, 6:15 am
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We have chosen the following design outcomes as part of our submission for the studio section of this unit:

Publication – this incorporates our text from the proposal document.

Product Design – a range of the re<mind information retention aids in different materials for different budgets.

Memory Games – we have developed flip books and a pairs memory game for the final presentation.

Postcards – these are for give aways at the presentation for audience members

Our final presentation will also involve a group excersise experience and an interactive website to accompany the memory games as well as a screen presentation and 3D animation.



product design and product range…
November 10, 2008, 6:11 am
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Prototyping the glass gave us great direction in the form that the product should take.

Requirements

The glasses require a few ertain elements to function including – lenses, frames (capable of fitting the computer system in), a battery, a battery connection point (Interface Cable 400PCU), a memory card slot (micro SD Size), a camera, a speaker/voice recorder, a power button and a record button.

The intial design

This design was intended to have black pastic frames, however we have decided to propose a product range that features various materials and styles. This material would be on the cheaper end of the market. This design was refined further with a reconsideration of the placment of buttons and plugs as well as a change to a titanium material.



re<mind final logo
November 10, 2008, 5:32 am
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Below is our final logo. We have increased the space between the arrow and ‘mind’ so visually it appears of equal weight with the ‘re’ and the arrow. We have also slightly increased the thickness of the arrow so it has more dominance. This logo will always be featured in the negative format as shown. It will never be shown as a positive out of white. It is intended that the black boundary box be seen as part of the mark and not simply a coloured space for a negative version of the mark.

Also below is the icon which will appear when the re<mind product is plaugged (via USB cable) into a computer.



remind logo development
October 15, 2008, 3:49 am
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go here to see a pdf of work in progress for the remind logo…