In class today we did an exploration, which really means we purposefully doodled. I’d like to digress right out of the gate on this one, and say how immensely I enjoy this sort of thing. I’ve never been a strong designer, but I am incredibly good at failing. This fantastic skill of mine allows me to run through option after option until I find something that works, and that is exactly what the exploration was. It gave me a chance to just try different things until I found something that worked.
What the actual exploration was about however, was creating a focal point through concentration and isolation. Concentration deals with arranging the objects in your frame into one condensed area, as to draw the eye there. Whereas isolation is achieved by making one object on your page different in some way, so the viewer’s eyes have no choice but to be directed to the variation.