Concept major decision

•October 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

After a long while trying to decide on a way to convey my ideas, I have decided to use a series of flash animations using simple cartoon cats & dogs.

I have had to force myself away from a tendency to philosophise  ad-nauseum through written word, as I knew that that this would not make a visually interesting website.

I will still use small amounts of text, similar to the buttons i posted earlier, as a way to tie together the animations, given that my skills in flash are not quite up to scratch for them to stand on their own.

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Online Art Post – 2nd research entry

•October 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The website i have chosen to write about is the animal logic site. The reason, is that i believe that certain aspects of the site fall into each category of discussion; online art, online gallery & online project.

At its most basic level, this website was probably created as a form of gallery, as a way to display the quality of work that they produce to prospective clients. To this end it serves its purpose well, with an easy to navigate interface and and intuitive layout.

At a secondary level, this site also has qualities that would qualify it as online art. The reason for this is that the layout itself tends to become the art it is displaying in itself.

As can be seen in the image here, the specific artwork being displayed becomes the theme for the current background of the site. As far as the purpose of a standard website goes, i believe these aspects qualify it to stand on its own as an artwork.

The final aspect is regarding online projects. I believe this site can fall into this category based on the fact that the collection of work displayed is a culmination of thousands of hours of work put in by a team of talented artists and designers, that is continually contributed to.

I think that predominant category this site falls into is online gallery, yet it has the potential to be in any category, depending on the perspective of the viewer.

2nd page of site

•October 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Ive chosen to use a pyramid in one of the pages within my site, due to the cultural and mythological significance of cats and dog in Ancient Egypt.  Negative connotations to the word dog in modern times reflect the lower class that dogs were seen to be in, in Ancient Egypt. Cats were worshiped by the ancient Egyptians, and  do not share these negative connotations.

Some Ideas for Buttons

•October 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

 

 

Buttons for the home page, rather than clicking on actual animals faces. This should make it easier for the user.

 

 

Homepage Concept

•October 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Idea Refinement

•October 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

BEHAVIOURAL CHARACTERISTICS   &   CULTURAL/HISTORICAL RELEVANCE

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Is this influenced by your cultural background/upbringing?

eg. Ancient Egyptians worshiped cats

What does this say about you as a person?

Why do you identify with one or the other?

http://pio.tripod.com/magicpaw/catmyths.html

http://www.subzerosiam.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15999

Concept Feedback

•September 1, 2010 • 3 Comments

General feedback was that my idea was suited to the theme of identity, though I do need to develop or plan the website layout.

Some new ideas I can incorporate:

  • Photos of people that look like animals or vice versa.
  • Photos of people combined with animals
  • Use of a search tool within the site, that returns specific animals/people for viewing.
  • More interesting layout, such as:

– a map of the world that sets out animals by habitat/continent.

– mapping the animals on a 2 dimensional scale along with human counterparts.

  • A feature where users choose which animal a famous person is most similar too, then the overall results are shown to see if they agree with the majority.