Monday, September 14, 2009

Visual Advocay: Texting While Driving Surveyfiling

I had a lot of success with this survey and for the most part people liked filling it out. People were open to talking about the issue and the project after they were done with the survey. I went to my old high school and set up a table with pens, my survey and also 300 Dum Dums to give out after they filled a survey out. I also walked around with a friend and handed them out one at time, at out side seating restaurants and other social gathering spots like stores and hair salons. Most places didn't have a problem with me doing it and were happy to help. I've received around 225 surveys.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Need: a way to get noticed and connected to local and national skate teams so they can become sponsored.
Solution: Members of this site would be able to login, and search for local or even national openings for skate teams. They would then be able to gather information about the team and see what they are looking for in riders. They would also have their contact to where they could go and visit the team themselves in person or upload a video onto our site so they can send the skate team the link to the site so they can watch the video. So an organized way to go through the steps of getting sponsored with advice and suggestions.

Need: A way to find skaters that are close to their level so they can learn and progress as they push each other along.
Solution: Would be giving the users of the site to list their abilities and also what they would like to learn and improve on and then the site could find locals in your area that match what your looking for so you can then become, "friends" on line and talk about if you would want to meet up at a certain skate park so you could both work on things and try to learn what the other one knows. Also you might just develop a great friendship in the process.

Need: Find out more about local competition around the area and also about visiting more larger professional competitions and find out how to attend them.
Solution: Would to list local and national competition through a word of mouth and updated by the users daily. They could then read and learn about the competition, like where and when, how much to enter and also what kind of competition it is. They could then register and make their way to that competition and possibly do well in a competition that they never knew existed. Also for finding professional competitions and attending these events like the x-games, we would have bus trips set up for local areas if there were enough people interested in attending they could arrange a trip that would bring them to that event, where as they might never have the opportunity to make it out to one of these amazing performances by the best skaters in the world.



MulTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE: Individual Poster

Friday, September 4, 2009

Art & Copy:

Playing at the Tivoli in Westport
Fri. September 25–Thur. October 1.
Art & Copy is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk,” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

Would be fun to go see in a large group or with AIGA possibly.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ideas for Design Systems

Transportation: Travel Bus Company

This service would arrange and provide trips to colorado and other major ski resorts around the country and would be a bus that one could sleep on as it traveled and would be designed to take large groups over 21 probably so that alcohol could be a possibility if that was the case. The bus would also be the same bus that would take you back from where you departed from and would be seen as a company that was providing a service to people who do not want to drive themselves long distances and it would be a lot cheeper than flying. This bus service would not have to be just for ski resorts but could be used for other trips, but ski resorts is something that interests me and could be what this company specializes in.

Place: Shot gun and Rifle Range

This range could also be placed anywhere and it could be inside or out. Probably out but inside could be interesting. It would have the capability to shoot skeet with shot guns and targets for rifles, hand guns and even archery. The service to come to this location could almost be set up as a club and it would be organized and safe. The purchasing of accessories and also cleanings of weapons could be provided as a service.

Place: Indoor ski and snowboard park.

It is a location that can be installed anywhere in the country and makes extreme skiing and snowboarding available all year round. The enclosed environment will have the ability to keep a rather small area cold enough for snow but still large enough to hold a good amount of people and large enough to have the room for jumps and rails, possibly a half pipe. The size might be close but probably smaller than a football or baseball stadium. This area would attract many people if placed in the right location and it would have the potential to really become popular and convenient.

??Ideas/Preforming: Card tricks/ Magicians??

This could be a service for Magicians maybe so that they could get gigs to preform, teach magic and card tricks or something that deals with magic. Im not too sure about this idea but i kinda wanted something that dealt with card tricks because it is kind of i hobby of mine, but i don't really know where i could take or push the idea.