Thursday, February 18, 2010

Info Arch P1: McCoy vs. Vignelli; Concept Development

This is a look at further development with my concepts for this project. I have taken into great consideration the navigation and how and what content is shown. I also considered how the comparison between Vignelli and McCoy will take place. As I was working through the navigation and features of each concept I arrived at new ideas and they seem to keep evolving, so I am sure that will be the case throughout this project. Explanations of each concept will follow their images, enjoy!

Concept #1: Timeline
 
  
  
This particular mock of the site shows the idea of having common ideals or events between Vignelli and McCoy. (above)

So the basic concept of this site is driven by a timeline consisting of significant events, views, and designs and their relevant time periods. The two essays that we are to be utilizing will be displayed in a compare and contrast fashion in this way, as they relate to the particular events, designs, etc.; the main focus being their works and philosophies of design, as well as, accomplishments.

Concept #2: Squares

 
  
  
  
This concept works with representational methods for a more simplistic approach to the comparision. With this site design each essay will be viewed separeately; however, each will feature icon annotations that will create an 'argument' like dialog that features both Vignelli and McCoy. I also want to explore horizontal scrolling as I think it is still an 'new' and unique experience for the user.

Concept #3: Split Decision

 
  
  
 
My third concept is a direction 50/50 comparison of the two designers, their work, and their philosophy. Each will have highlighted areas that will pertain to either Vignelli, McCoy, or both. This design allows the user to direct their own experience, being able to choose which feature for which designer is being viewed. So, as seen in the last image, one side can feature the essay with highlights and the other can feature design work that will be accompanied with captions that relate their work to their philosophy. I am also considering using these highlighted annotations in a way the includes dialog similar to concept #2.

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