I wanted to make a wallpaper that inspired creativity to reflect the class, so I decided to make something where the main theme was building. That failed horribly. I tried to draw blocks with the letters on them and build a DS106 tower, but I think I’m still a bit new at this to tackle something like that effectively. I’m not sure whether I should have turned in that, or this. Is it better to turn in something ambitious but poorly executed, or less technical but better executed? My second try I decided to make refrigerator magnet letters, kind of a play on creating things through manipulating the letters. I am a bit worried that they don’t convey well. Originally, I just had the DS 106 letters scattered around the top, but I didn’t think it conveyed the point well enough. To correct this I put in more random letters, but then you couldn’t really see the DS106. In the end, I bunched DS106 together and moved all the other letters off to the sides, in a best of both worlds compromise. I dunno, I’m still not happy in conveys the message well. In writing this, I think I’ve decided to redo it…
Alright, try three. I showed the picture to my girlfriend and asked her if she got it, she said no, so I asked why. She said the other letters should be different colors. I played with it for a bit, changed the background color to something that better suited the pallet, and here we are. I think this is a much stronger work than the last one, because it not only conveys the building, it conveys the child like aspect of playing as well, and I think this class should be as much about having fun with all these toys as anything else.