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Logo Research

The Principles of Logo Design: 

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Simple:

A simple logo design allows for easy recognition and allows the logo to be versatile & memorable. Good logos feature something unique without being overdrawn.

Memorable:

Following closely behind the principle of simplicity, is that of memorability. An effective logo design should be memorable and this is achieved by having a simple, yet, appropriate logo.

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An effective logo should be timeless – that is, it will endure the ages. Will the logo still be effective in 10, 20, 50 years?

Versatile:

An effective logo should be able to work across a variety of mediums and applications. The logo should be functional. For this reason a logo should be designed in vector format, to ensure that it can be scaled to any size. The logo should be able to work both in horizontal and vertical formats.

Appropriate:

How you position the logo should be appropriate for its intended purpose. For example, if you are designing a logo for children’s toys store, it would be appropriate to use a childish font & colour scheme. This would not be so appropriate for a law firm.

 

 

Why are Logos so Important:

The Importance of Logo, Design and Online Branding are that Your logo is a visual cornerstone of a company’s brand. Your company’s identity is visually expressed through its logo, which along your company’s name is one of the main things that makes your business memorable and standout.

Most notorious logos from around the world:

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For Example:

  • Nike
  • McDonalds
  • Adidas
  • Chrome
  • Coca Cola
  • KFC
  • Burger King
  • Shell

These are some of the many logos that can be found in this particular image. One thing I’ve noticed is  that most notorious/ noticeable logos are the simplest ideas. For example Nike, McDonalds and Pepsi all have in common is that they are all very simplistic in there design and because of that they stand out from the rest.

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Now for the people that do not understand how important a good logo is and how valuable it is to their business:

WHAT IS A LOGO!

A logo’s design is for immediate recognition, inspiring trust, admiration, loyalty and an implied superiority. The logo is one aspect of a company’s commercial brand, or economic entity, and its shapes, colours, fonts, and images usually are different from others in a similar market. Logos are also used to identify organisations and other non commercial entities.

 

GETTING A DESIGN WITHOUT FEEDBACK!

Before approving and implementing a design, ensure you get feedback from your peers. Getting feedback on a design is a crucial part of the logo design process as it ensures that your logo is going to be successful.

Take these poor phallic logo designs below, because they didn’t realise their logos had such hidden meaning? Ensure you don’t turn out like this by getting anyone to overlook your designed logo.

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WHAT IS THE COST OF A PROFESSIONAL LOGO DESIGN!

The cost of a professional logo design is a question that cannot be answered easily as every company has different needs.

A number of factors have to be taken into consideration when designing a logo, such as how many logo concepts need to be presented, how many revisions are required, how much research is needed, the size of the business and so on.

App Idea:

My idea is an app for the music. The amount of space music takes up is so infuriating so my idea is a virtual gallery that stores every song and you just type in what one you want and then select the song then listen (On your smart phone or laptop).

Other Music Apps: 

  • Shazam (It is a free application that helps users figure out the name of a catchy song being played on the radio, television or other place. Users simply hold their iPhone device up to the speaker playing the music and the Shazam application will attempt to identify the tune’s album, artist and song title.)
  • Spotify (It is a new digital music service that enables users to remotely source millions of different songs on various record labels from a laptop, smartphone or other device.)

Comparing: 

 

The target audience of all ages

Include Moodboards from research and create a wireframe for your app.

Consider how this app will be called, and produce minimum 20 different variation for the logo in your sketchbook.

The images of the wireframe and the logos should be included in your blog post. Make sure that you consider the following when wire framing your app: List what assets will be needed within your app design.

Develop Write about your idea for the app. Compare your app to the apps which already exists.

Talk about target audience, (who are you designing for).Include Moodboards from research and create a wireframe for your app.

Consider how this app will be called, and produce minimum 20 different variation for the logo in your sketchbook.

The images of the wireframe and the logos should be included in your blog post.

Make sure that you consider the following when wire framing your app: List what assets will be needed within your app design.

Develop user interface elements , colour pallets font/types and layout solutions in your sketchbooks. (Min 500 words)

 

Game Idea Development:

 

 

 

check list:

  • mood board on games, characters and background
  • other games*
  • what is good  and bad
  • how they link with yours
  • storey elements
  • character design
  • background design
  • colour design
  • your book work
  • digital work
  • jiffs*
  • development
  • your character
  • your character sprits
  • your story*
  • your background
  • your background tiles

Game Type:

A Side to side 2D platform game with physics that allow the characters to jump up and be drawn down, giving the sensation of gravity, similar to popular vintage games such as; Mario Bros. and Yoshi Island.

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Art Style:

Rendered in a retro art style composed of pixels which is synonymous with classic vintage games. e.g. Warioland and others

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Idea 1 monster shooting game:

The objective of this game is to go through level by level killing all the infected humans that have mutated into unrecognisable creatures…

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You start off in a lab run by the BioSphere corporation. Playing as the main protagonist Micky Clay you fight your way through a series of scenarios. Place by place you begin finding new items such as; guns, armour and unlocking new abilities to help you prepare for the final Encounter. There will be story elements embedded to this game.

 

 

You must save as many innocent lives as you can, and equip yourself with new guns and armour to stand more of a chance of survival. The end goal of this game it to discover the truth regarding the origins of these monstrous beings, and unraveling the dark seedy truth about the organisation. Once you arrive to the final level you find a dig site deep below the earth’s surface. You find a non-human (alien) Precursor. These specimens are being examined by the BioSphere Industries.

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BioSphere Industries is a multi-trillion dollar organisation that do biological experiments to benefit the human race, however, they are actually carrying out unethical procedures to benefit themselves.

Game Names:

  • bulletproof
  • Micky clay

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09_aylesbury_3768.jpgIdea 2 survival game:

People made a TV show about a live death-match when you bet on the winner. All the people that are used are bad people taken from prison to fight to the death. This people are killers, rapes and others.

boss fights

The TV national success show is call Slasher Star. Bring in millions of dollars throughout the globe.

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name slasher star

multiplayer called show time

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Idea Survival Game:

The objective of this game is to survive a week of non stop slaughter. Through level by level killing all the infected humans that have mutated into unrecognisable creatures…

 

You start with in a police station taking your mug shot. this is where you can customise your character such as the way he looks and his back story (how he got in prison in the first place). After you have chosen your character look and backstory  you are purchased by the BioSphere corporation to represents/feature in the Slasher’s Star Event.

Slasher’s Star:

Run by the BioSphere corporation. Playing as the main protagonist 006 you fight your way through a series of scenarios. You begin finding and building new items such as; guns, armour, melee weapons and Key items to help you in each level and prepare for the boss Encounter. There will be story elements embedded to this game.

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People in the BioSphere corporation made a TV show about a live death-match when you bet on the winner. All the people that have used in the event are bad people that have been incarnated taken from prisons to star in the great game of slasher’s star. These people are killers, rapes, robbers, drug dealers and others.

The TV national success show is call Slasher Star. Bring in millions of dollars throughout the globe.

Run by the BioSphere Organisation. There is a main protagonist he is prisoner 006. You have a friend that is prisoner 007. He was incarcerated with you. He helps you out all throughout the game getting you out of trouble never snacking on you and giving you and giving you items. He is in your eyes the only man you can trust in prison. you and your friend has been spending the last week finding a way to escape form this sick place but on the day you where going to finally break out before the last game you and your 007 get court and are beaten up and brought back for the final game. This will be the hardest level and at the end you will been given a choice to either kill your friend and get given your freedom or let your friend kill you so he is given freedom.

The two game characters I made are in to different styles, such as the first is more of a detailed and horror fear inducing aspect to the drawing, but the second is more cartoony and child friendly.

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Background and Tiles:

The background is of a abounded town close to the maximum security prison left for the slashers star games. after the first season it became a smashing hit to the how world or whats left of it.

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a armed and electrified wall goes around the the battle grounds when armed personel guards stoping the prisoner from having a riot by shooting them all no one has lasted more than 5 mins.

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Colour:

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Character design and development:

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Maya Tutorials

 

Maya has used to design and model objects. Maya was originally a next-generation animation product based on code from The Advanced Visualizer by Wavefront Technologies, PowerAnimator by Alias Research, Inc, and Alias Sketch. The code was ported to IRIX and animation features were added. The porting project codename was Maya.Walt Disney Feature Animation collaborated closely with Maya’s development during its production of Dinosaur.

Disney requested that the User interface of the application be customisable so that a personalized workflow could be created. This was a particular influence in the open architecture of Maya, and partly responsible for it becoming so popular in the animation industry.

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The Grid Tool:

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screen grabs

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My spaceship I made in Maya:

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My spaceship

Lighting:

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Key Words:

  • Intensity
  • Decay
  • Cone angle
  • Penumbra angle
  • Drop off
  • Colour

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How to change your workspace to benefit your work style.

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Adding lighting to an object, in this case, it is a model of a robot.

Moving Objects

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I used Maya to create a moving action animation where there are shapes move around on the screen. I have also added different camera angles so you can get a better 3D View.

Game Story:

Idea Survival Game:

The objective of this game is to survive a week of non stop slaughter. Through level by level killing all the infected humans that have mutated into unrecognisable creatures…

 

You start with in a police station taking your mug shot. this is where you can customise your character such as the way he looks and his back story (how he got in prison in the first place). After you have chosen your character look and backstory  you are purchased by the BioSphere corporation to represents/feature in the Slasher’s Star Event.

Slasher’s Star:

Run by the BioSphere corporation. Playing as the main protagonist 006 you fight your way through a series of scenarios. You begin finding and building new items such as; guns, armour, melee weapons and Key items to help you in each level and prepare for the boss Encounter. There will be story elements embedded to this game.

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People in the BioSphere corporation made a TV show about a live death-match when you bet on the winner. All the people that have used in the event are bad people that have been incarnated taken from prisons to star in the great game of slasher’s star. These people are killers, rapes, robbers, drug dealers and others.

The TV national success show is call Slasher Star. Bring in millions of dollars throughout the globe.

Run by the BioSphere Organisation. There is a main protagonist he is prisoner 006. You have a friend that is prisoner 007. He was incarcerated with you. He helps you out all throughout the game getting you out of trouble never snacking on you and giving you and giving you items. He is in your eyes the only man you can trust in prison. you and your friend has been spending the last week finding a way to escape form this sick place but on the day you where going to finally break out before the last game you and your 007 get court and are beaten up and brought back for the final game. This will be the hardest level and at the end you will been given a choice to either kill your friend and get given your freedom or let your friend kill you so he is given freedom.

 

App Research

Strategy Games:

A strategy game or strategic game is a game that emphasize players’ decision-making skills having a high significance in determining the outcome. The aim of the game is usually to achieve victory which is achieved through superior planning, which is where the element of chance takes a smaller role. In most strategy video games, the player is given a bird’s eye view of the game world, and indirectly controls game units under their command, thus most strategy games involve elements of warfare to varying degrees, and feature a combination of tactical and strategic considerations.

 

List of well-known strategy games:

 

-Clash Of Clans (CoC)

  • Simple to use
  • Spread out interface

Mobile Strike

 

Clash Royale

 

  • Turn based game
  • Player vs player
  • Simple interface

 

 

-Fire Emblem

-Hearthstone

Here is an example of what you may come across during a strategy mobile game (These screenshots were taken from Naruto Blazing)

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In this game specifically you have 3 modes to choose from, single player, join lobby and/or host lobby

 

Mobile games on a whole usually have a stamina bar limiting pl

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History of Web App Design and The Creation of One

1980—1986

The Psion Organiser was the brand name of a range of pocket computers developed by the British company Psion in the 1980s. The Organiser I (launched in 1984) and Organiser II (launched in 1986) had a characteristic hard plastic sliding cover protecting a 6×6 keyboard with letters arranged alphabetically.

The Organiser II can be considered the first usable PDA in that it combined an electronic diary and searchable address database in a small, portable device.

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1988—2001

Although web design has a fairly recent history, it can be linked to other areas such as graphic design. However, web design can also be seen from a technological standpoint. It has become a large part of people’s everyday lives. It is hard to imagine the Internet without animated graphics, different styles of typography, background, and music.

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1992—1996

Palm Pilot was the name of the first generation of personal digital assistants manufactured by Palm Computing in 1996 (by then a division of U.S. Robotics). The inventors of the Pilot were Jeff Hawkins, Donna Dubinsky, and Ed Colligan, who founded PalmComputing in 1992.

Creating App Ideas:

  • Sport app
  • Whether app
  • Music app
  • Game app
  • New app

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I think the app I would design would be a music app for your phone.

Game Concept

Game Type:

A Side to side 2D platform game with physics that allow the characters to jump up and be drawn down, giving the sensation of gravity, similar to popular vintage games such as; Mario Bros. and Yoshi Island.

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Art Style:

Rendered in a retro art style composed of pixels which is synonymous with classic vintage games. e.g. Warioland and others

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Idea 1 monster shooting game:

The objective of this game is to go through level by level killing all the infected humans that have mutated into unrecognisable creatures…

Screen Shot 2017-09-21 at 12.43.01

You start off in a lab run by the BioSphere corporation. Playing as the main protagonist Micky Clay you fight your way through a series of scenarios. Place by place you begin finding new items such as; guns, armour and unlocking new abilities to help you prepare for the final Encounter. There will be story elements embedded to this game.

 

 

You must save as many innocent lives as you can, and equip yourself with new guns and armour to stand more of a chance of survival. The end goal of this game it to discover the truth regarding the origins of these monstrous beings, and unraveling the dark seedy truth about the organisation. Once you arrive to the final level you find a dig site deep below the earth’s surface. You find a non-human (alien) Precursor. These specimens are being examined by the BioSphere Industries.

Screen Shot 2017-09-25 at 19.57.17

BioSphere Industries is a multi-trillion dollar organisation that do biological experiments to benefit the human race, however, they are actually carrying out unethical procedures to benefit themselves.

Game Names:

  • bulletproof
  • Micky clay

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09_aylesbury_3768.jpgIdea 2 survival game:

People made a TV show about a live death-match when you bet on the winner. All the people that are used are bad people taken from prison to fight to the death. This people are killers, rapes and others.

boss fights

The TV national success show is call Slasher Star. Bring in millions of dollars throughout the globe.

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name slasher star

multiplayer called show time

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Ideas for Game:

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The two game characters I made are in to different styles, such as the first is more of a detailed and horror fear inducing aspect to the drawing, but the second is more cartoony and child friendly.

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Game Making Concept:

Retro Game Research

Space Invaders :

Is an arcad video game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally.

Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible.

In designing the game, Nishikado drew inspiration from popular media: Breakout, The War of the Worlds, and Star Wars. Tocomplete it, he had to design custom hardware and development tools.

 

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Doom :

is a 1993 science fiction horror themed first person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software.

It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in video game history, for having helped to pioneer the now-ubiquitous first-person shooter.

The original game was divided into three nine-level episodes and was distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

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Yoshi’s Island :

Is a 1995 platform video gamedeveloped and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

A prequel to the Mario franchise, the game casts players as Yoshi as he escorts Baby Mario through nearly 50 levels in order to reunite him with his brother Luigi, who had been kidnapped by Baby Bowser’s minions.

Yoshi runs and jumps to reach the end of the level while solving puzzles and collecting items. In a style new to the series, the game has a hand-drawn aesthetic and is the first to have Yoshi as its main character.

The game introduces his signature abilities to flutter jump, produce eggs from swallowed enemies, and transform into vehicles.

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Space Colony :

Is a game from 2003, and made up of a campaign mode, a galaxy mode and a sandbox mode. The campaign follows the story of Venus Jones. The campaign is the best place to start because it introduces the concepts that exist within the game and takes over where the tutorial finishes off.

Once you’re done with the campaign, you’ll want to try the galaxy mode. The galaxy mode contains 16 planets for  you to play on and each one has a particular problem that you’ll have to sort out such as a virus or a litter problem. Each planet has it’s own difficulty level so there should be something here to challenge everyone. Once you’ve had your fill in galaxy mode, you can either play a sandbox game or have a dabble with the campaign and planet editors to create your own games.

One thing is for sure, Space Colony is going to last you quite a long time. The only downside to the game is that there is no multiplayer element but the size of the single-player game more than makes up for it.

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The 3 Stages of Production

Before Pre-Production:

  • Ideas
  • Script(ideas, dialogue and more)

Pre-Production:

  • Hiring cast, crew and actors
  • Planning
  • Funding
  • Locations and Location recce
  • Set Building
  • Making Props
  • Shot List
  • Storyboard/animatic
  • Concept Art

Production:

  • Filming
  • Live sound and Audio
  • Re-shots
  • Stunts
  • Update scripts
  • Logging (making sure the footage is good)
  • Video & Special Effects- CGI, composting

Post-Production:

  • Foley (remaking sounds that can’t be picked up when filming)
  • Trailers
  • Release Date
  • Editing
  • Soundscape and Soundtrack 
  • Video & Special Effects- CGI, composting
  • Marketing and Merchandising
  • Pre-release screaming
  • EDL (Edit Decision list)/paper edit

Shot Sizes:

  • Extreme close up (ECU)
  • Close up (CU)
  • Mid-close up (MCU)
  • Long shot (LS)
  • Wide shot (WS)
  • Over the shoulder two shot
  • Straight on low angle two shot (used when walking down corridor)