So far I have been working on project management, defining the target audience and their needs, and improving the structure of the application. Before moving to visual design, I first needed to identify the kind of visual style that suits the target audience and works in a mobile phone UI. I want the UI toContinue reading “CULTURAL BACKGROUND ART BOARDS”
I have been further defining the problems of the target group: The target group is defined by need for speed. They need to focus on drawing itself and simplify any supporting actions. Detest looking up stuff online because it takes so much time when having little experience or vocabulary to guide in searching. Don’t getContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH AN EXTRACURRICULAR ART TEACHER”
For this week’s presentation I created three boards explaining my process so far, and it has been useful collecting all the information into readable A3s. Looking forward to the Guru’s day! You can view the full size boards by right-clicking them and choosing “open image in new tab”.
The reason I’m leaning towards creating a mobile application is that based on the research, people use their mobile phones for searching inspiration or reference materials, as when drawing traditionally there is often no space for a laptop or it’s too risky with having paints around, and when drawing digitally people want to use theContinue reading “Sketch user journey maps”
In order to find out what kind of approach professional tutors have towards people with no prior art or illustration experience, I went to shadow a textile design student’s drawing critique. During the 30 minute quiet observation I found out that their approach to drawing and art was expressive and abstract. The method that theirContinue reading “Shadowing”
Based on last week’s interviews, I created a graph visualising the current experience of drawing process for amateur artists. Finding time is a big problem – and even though there might be small windows of time that would give the person an opportunity to draw, they don’t necessarily realise that they could use the timeContinue reading “The Experience of Drawing”
Moving on with my research, I conducted four in-depth interviews with three amateur artists as well as one professional artist to get an insight on how people experience art block and how they currently engage with the craft of drawing. The professional illustrator’s interview was really insightful in terms of giving me information on howContinue reading “Interviews”
To continue my research on the area of drawing and illustration, I conducted an extensive online survey as many amateur artists mostly communicate and showcase their work online. The survey focused on the platforms and communities that hobbyists and professional artists use to inspire, create and promote their work. Some key insights I identified fromContinue reading “Initial research”