act: Final Communication Model

Final Model

The main focus for our model was the alteration of the idea. It starts with intent, where the idea grows into a completed thought, and then is filtered through the brain. As it goes through this process, thoughts get left behind that cannot crossover. Some examples of this would be how they came up with the idea, the person's background and personality that helped form the idea, etc. As the idea narrows down into something that can be transmitted to another person, be it through Facebook or in a poster, the receiver sees the idea and makes a first impression. Noise effects the message once its out into the world. Effected by the receiver's own background and context, the message gets altered once more and ends with the receiver's concluded thought about what the sender was trying to convey.

-not as dimensional, try to show its structure
-be more clear with the labels
-perhaps not a motion graphic, but an actual kinetic model with things falling into it like an hourglass?

Practical Example of our Model in Action


t2: revised wireframes

last time my wireframes were not portraying interaction, so I redid the wireframes for the one that was picked during critique

t2: wireframe sketches


everyone in my critique liked this one
more structured, i need more subtle interaction


t2: final mies editorial spreads

will post photographs soon - the original ones were blurry so i had to retake them


v2: final mies identity

act: communication model with larry

our model focuses on the alteration of an idea during communication. The idea has to go through three filters: A's brain, the transmitter, and B's brain. In each filter, the idea is changed. In A's brain, the filter loses some of A's thoughts and background information as to how A thought up with the idea. In the transmitter, it is the idea is further filtered into a medium that all (or a group of) people can access. Finally, the idea goes through B's brain, where B comes to their own conclusions despite what A's intent was.


t2: mies editorial mock up

I changed my article to an interview with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from the book Conversations with Mies van der Rohe edited by Moises Puente. I took Marty's advice in exposing the grid in the background and showing the structure of the layout in order to speak to Mies' aesthetic of bringing out essential qualities of architecture. Overall, I wanted it to look constructed and rugged; not too delicate and refined, but not too messy and cluttered. The spreads I did previously were a bit on the cluttered side, so I cleaned it up a bit. I think I need to incorporate more of my material from viscom and a closing spread. The last page seems like an after thought too. Still, I'm actually pretty happy with how this turned out! I've been feeling kind of uninspired and indifferent these days, but this design gave me some inspiration. Critique: illegible, didn't take the viewer into consideration, have a more logical/rational layout, make a distinction between title and quotes