A Design-Scheme Mockup from
a "Memory of Earth"
Working in groups of three or four, create a design-scheme mockup for a character home page, based on one of the two characters who tell their stories in the excerpt from the novel Generation X (see the handout "Remember Earth Clearly").
- 900 pixels wide and
- 650 pixels tall
Think of this image as a kind of palette of materials that might later be turned into a finished design, but for now serves as a single repository for gathering and beginning to arrange the elements of such a design. This arrangement should begin to suggest the design's
- visual and verbal elements, a
The design may look like a page of elements, or like an imaginary scene of elements, or something in between.
This palette should include the following elements
The Design-Scheme Mockup
The design scheme should consist of
- a background color, texture, or image that sets the mood and tone (see an example of dark design)
- at least three words that describe or express the intended tone/theme of the design (words from the passage or your own) rendered in particular font(s), color(s), size(s), arrangement.
- at least two visual images, in addition to any used for the background, that express the intended tone/theme.
This mockup should be saved as a .jpg, posted to the web (in someone's "www" folder in a sub-folder "4230/exercises/memory").
Send the URL in a message to the Moodle forum "Design Schemes from Memories of Earth" along with the names of all in your group.