Peer-reviewed comments for Nadiah

April 30, 2010
By Mathan_Ratinam

9 Responses to “ Peer-reviewed comments for Nadiah ”

  1. Chris_Choi on April 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I really like your infographics. They’re very visually striking and helps even out the dense information in a nice way. I would much rather read something lighter and attractive like what you presented over the Red Cross flyer that they are circulating now.

  2. Kristopher on April 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    As a student that went through IB, I really wondered why exactly EHL / IHL / Geneva was never really touched upon in-depth.

    Don’t worry about things being too text heavy. Good design will make a lot of text feel as light as a feather.

    Try exploring different styles. I love your type choice, at least the serif. I think there’s a few other sans that could be used better, ie. Frutiger, FreightSans, MuseoSans, Nezaldre.

    As an exercise, try doing redesigns in 15-20minute tops. Do a few a day and then come back and see what happened.

  3. Haeun_Kim on April 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I like your idea, but the presentation has too much words.
    Also, we need more specific contents of EHLIB.
    Oh, you just said that you are gonna branding and make visual resources.
    I’m looking forward to it.

    Thank you :)


  4. Julynn_Benedetti on April 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Visually, I like the color palette that you use, it’s very calming. It is a little difficult for me to follow your concept, however, as I am not overly familiar with the IB system.

    I agree with Nigel…it would be nice to see sketches of your ideas. I think this is something that you already do that you’re very good at! It will make for a nice break in the rhythm to the rest of your slides.

  5. Kelly_Nichols on April 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    On your “rectangle” slide, does “Environment” map to a tenet of EHL? As you’re discussing, definitely consider the design points in light of the final format. If the final doc is in a presentation format, consider using an existing template that offers structure for different kinds of content and then altering colors, fonts, etc.

  6. serin on April 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    i like the graphic work you achieved , i think it is simple and clear. But the overall slide show doesn’t look like something related with red cross.

  7. Yina_Ma on April 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    First of all, I think it’s a good topic for people to know about. It’s really appreciated.

    If the layouts are like you show in the presentation, it may be better to add some images to it. It also depends on the age group you choose to aim to. Because the topic is heavy, it may be interesting to see the pictures or illustrations.

    It is critical to choose fonts on you sheets. That also depends what feelings you want to your audience have.

    I think how to make the heavy and serious topic become interesting is the issue here.


    YINA ^00^

  8. Maya_Sariahmed on April 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    The graphic that has the gradient is cool! But maybe the colors are a lot more different from one another–I think having things become lighter then deeper suggests that the darkest thing holds something more than what’s very light on the outside.

    What if you explore new formats, outside of a printable graphic? You keep mentioning breaking down things, and sifting through all these very heavy descriptions. What if you play off of that in some sort of quick stop-motion–like piling up all of these paper placards and layers of cut out type and throughout the animation the pile gets broken down to one, concise word. Play off of this idea of how you’re struggling to simplify all this important content!

  9. Mathan_Ratinam on April 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I think you are tackling this realistically and practically.

    Is your presentation made for our Collab class or it is the actual campaign that you are designing?

    So in what ways can diagramming and communication design help in structuring your argument?

    There is a great article in the New York Times about how bad Power Point that would be good for you to read. The NYT as a website is also a good model to look at because it’s moved from traditional broadsheet print to now being online and is not just a digital version of print but it has 5 min documentaries, interactive maps and graphs, search functions etc. So as you shift from the RC one page proposal to a new mode of communicating the idea how will the medium also change?

    Its still text heavy and could use some images to better capture the ideas and communicate more clearly.

    Certainly speak to others in class about getting a critique of your design.