FMP Development Diary Week 6

This week we started pre-production stages of our Final Major Project. The previous week I was advised to change my timeline to an e-book and instead of the doing the entirety of World War Two, do a single battle. So I chose to do the Battle of the Bulge.

Wednesday 

I researched the Battle of the Bulge because most of the my previous research of World War Two was lacking detail due to me originally going to give a brief explanation what the battle was when I was doing the timeline. I also found a documentary called Greatest Tank Battle on YouTube which had an episode on the Battle of the Bulge.

nukecell (2014) Greatest tank battles the battle of the bulge. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsaQdYmTPtY (Accessed: 14 June 2016).

Battle of the Bulge Research

Thursday 

I did more research, this time on interactivity and design layouts. I found out information from a book called The Principles & Processes of Interactive Design by J Steane. The pages of book I used explains why balance, shape, space, size and scale are important. I also found a website that recommends good interactive websites.

Best web and interactive Websites (2010) Available at: http://www.awwwards.com/websites/web-interactive/?page=1 (Accessed: 14 June 2016).

Steane, J (2013). The Principles & Processes of Interactive Design. United Kingdom: Fairchild Books. 118-142.

Friday 

I continued to do research into interactivity and layout design by looking up multi page layouts. I also had a look at a couple of websites that are recommended on the website I found on Thursday. I found out by experimenting on these websites many ways you can use interactivity, for example the Now You See Me 2 website uses the scroll wheel to travel through the website. Also the website is just an interactive trailer for the movie.

Shore, L. (2015) A Designer’s Checklist For Designing Awesome Multi-Page Layouts: 15 Must Know Tips. Available at: https://designschool.canva.com/blog/multi-page-layout/ (Accessed: 14 June 2016).

No Author. (2016). Now You See Me 2. Available: http://www.nowyouseeme.movie/. Last accessed 14th June 2016.

The Revenant | now playing (no date) Available at: http://www.200miles.com/ (Accessed: 14 June 2016).

BNP Paribas partenaire du prochain film de Luc Besson: Valerian et la cité des Mille Planètes (no date) Available at: https://www.valerian.bnpparibas/ (Accessed: 14 June 2016).

Emirates (2016) Experience the view from above. Available at: http://viewfromabove.emirates.com/3d (Accessed: 14 June 2016).

Interactivity and design research

I feel that this week could have been more productive by doing more research into interactivity and layout because my research I have for the battle and Word War Two out weights the amount I have for interactivity and layout design. I also feel I could have started to plan out layout as I was doing the research as the knowledge is still fresh in my mind.

 

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