Scene-to-Scheme Project

scene to scheme projectYou will design a home page for a character from a written work, either fiction or non-fiction.

As a source of design ideas, you will choose a particular "telling scene" from this written work to suggest visual themes, colors, ideas, a unifying tone, and other elements for your design scheme.

Though the effect of the page will be highly visual, your design should accommodate at least two areas of editable, HTML/CSS text.

We will also learn an alternative means of designing pages from what we have learned in the McFarland book which uses Photoshop.

This project is an experiment in

  1. conceiving a coherent and original design scheme through an "inductive," creative process, and
  2. producing a page using an image-based method of construction

Though experimental in design, the content on the page should serve the common, practical purposes of personal home pages on the web--for example, the character's name should appear prominently, there should be links to inside pages--and visitors should clearly recognize the genre and purpose as that of a personal home page.

You will turn in a photocopy of the scene from the written work with your commentary, and explain how the design scheme derives from the scene.

Required Editable Elements and Areas
As a personal home page, your design will include some static, permanent features (either visual or verbal), some editable elements that change periodically, and some editable ares for dynamic content. These editable elements and areas inlcude:

You will write a commentary on your Scene to Scheme Projecty. In addition to the general guidelines for commentaries, this commentary should...

* include a printed copy of scene (1-3 pages)

* explain how you used the scene to invent an original design scheme.

* refer to specific features and aspects of your design and point both...
- to particular details and quotations from the original scene and
- to the feelings and ideas you wanted to convey to the audience, whether explicitly or by implication