During our group work I proposed the idea of using the name 'UMEGD' as I thought it would be quite appropriate and slightly quirky, following the same principle behind all of our module names for example OUGD402. I came up with some quick ideas in preparation for our next session.
Below shows the development/screenshots of the front of our leaflet.
Once we were happy with the overall design in black and white and the positioning of all of the text we decided to experiment with colour slightly. It obviously needs to be suitable for both genders and not overcomplicated.
Having experimented with colour we all agreed that the grey and black or black alone worked best. We wanted to keep it as simple as possible.
We all felt happy with the design and the logo but felt that it needed something else to bring it to life and give the design a bit more depth. So we designed the swirl pattern on Illustrator and applied it to our original concept. We experimented with positioning until we were satisfied and then added a black border to finish it off.
As an additional element to our work we thought about designing a badge which could potentially be handed out to everyone involved in the event so that people could get to know each other easily and to avoid any awkward moments of having to ask people their names.
As a group we thought about a drinking game to encourage students to come along to our event. Rather than making our own game with our own rules we thought it would be more interactive for each individual student to cooperate in the game by introducing a new rule on arrival to our event. This would not only be fun but would also mean that everyone could get to know each other through the rules that are chosen by each person.
Within our group we carried out continual research and another member of our group had an idea of combining friendship bracelets with the badge design. Below are some of the ideas.
Some further development was made on our leaflet design but we have decided to keep our original design as it works best.
Taking into consideration the idea of having a friendship bracelet, we all came together and had a chat and decided that it may be more useful, practical and easier to reproduce if we made bracelets which were more like a band which we could all write our own details on and pass on to people during the event so that if friends are made they can keep in touch. We are still however going to have the friendship bracelets as an additional accessory too.
We have decided to make a student pack to hand out and rather than having everything on one leaflet we have separated information and designed a slip to be included separately with tips and questions on.
We completed everything in the morning before our presentation in the afternoon. This involved experimenting with friendship bracelets and attempting to make a few examples.
This is a collection of all of our final pieces of work together and ready to present. The friendship bracelets are just samples which is why they aren't finished off.
Here is an example of our friendship tag. We have combined the idea of using the bracelet which I made and looping it through a hole in the tag. Obviously people would collect a lot of tags and it may not be practical to keep them all on, therefore it has been designed so that the tag can be ripped off and the bracelet can remain around the wrist.
We had a t-shirt made with our design applied to the front and 'shot master' on the back for the referees to wear.
Here is what the tag would look like if worn by the students.