Digitals of an Undergraduate

Chloe, 19 from Hertfordshire, UK. First year Digital Media Design student at Bournemouth University


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Research for Web Application 05/03/2015 – Design for Digital Media Environments

Our group has finished our Meet The Team page, we still need to add in our last bibliography but aside that, we have completed it. This page will feature on our House Finder website for users to view a little bit about us individually.

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

You can access it here if you are connected to the Bournemouth University server: http://dakar.bournemouth.ac.uk/~tbridges/wiki/dokuwiki/doku.php

I have done some more research into estate agents and the colours they use for their logo. I mainly searched for estate agents in the South West region as that is where our website will be concentrated in. I have taken a screenshot of a few I found that used basic colours with bold text:

Your Move

Your Move

Slades

Slades

Savills

Right Move Rightmove

I have started looking on colour palettes for some examples of bold colours to use, the examples I have shown all use soft, warming and pleasing colours so this is something I will be adding into our logo. Here are some example colours that I think would look good for our logo:

Colour Palette 2

Colour Palette 1

Colour Palette 3

Colour Palette 2

Colour Palette

Colour Palette 3

My next post will include drawings of a test logo and a bit of work using Inkscape to design the logo digitally.


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Research for Web Application 26/02/2015 – Design for Digital Media Environments

Our group have decided that our website will focus on Universities in the South of England. We had ideas on focusing just on Bournemouth, the UK and the top 20 unis. The problem we found with the top 20 unis was that the can change around so it wouldn’t work for us. We found that having our website based across the UK would be too much of a large scale so in the end we decided to keep it within the area of just using South England Universities.

Some universities on that list are:

  • University of Bournemouth
  • University of Kent
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Royal Holloway, University of LondonĀ 


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Research for Web Application 26/02/2015 – Design for Digital Media Environments

For the next part of my research I wanted to look at designing a logo for our website. I have decided to research estate agent websites and look at their logos.


Here are some logos I found which I like:

miixck.co.uk

miixck.co.uk


From looking at various logos, I think it is important to have a house image in our logo so it defines our website. In the second image, I like how the text flows into the roof of a house, I also like the cartoon like image in the third logo. They have used bold colours with a thick black outline making it simple. I think our logo will be straight to the point. We will design this using either Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator.