design reflection

I want to start out this reflection by saying this book and blog post were both beautifully designed (no pun intended). I especially loved the blog post reading, it was so nice and easy to follow. After reading Vignelli Canon’s book, I put way more thought into my designs than I would of if I hadn’t read it beforehand. Instead of just trying to do them to get them over with for the class and rushing to get it done by midnight, I thought about semantics, syntactic and pragmatics specifically. What message, what semantics, am I trying to put through this work? What about the details, the syntactics? I realized that the details of the designs I’m creating are just as important as the overall picture, and I tried to make sure what ever message I was trying to convey doesn’t get lost (pragmatics). I thought this was super interesting because it made me think: I may understand something, based on my point of view, but everyone is different, so how can I make sure to be understood? I also really liked what he said about visual power – even something very simple and plain can be visually powerful, which I thought at first contradicts itself, but it’s all about how you use those design elements (even if they are simple), which is what […]