Once I had my ideas and sketches done I began creating it.
This is how my first idea looked once I had implemented it. What I was trying to accentuate here with the idea is that the post it notes represent each part of the quote (as you can see) so as you read it, it’s as if you are putting off the high priority tasks but its the quote in actual fact. The times also represent each part of the day that you are meant to do (attempt at least) that activity set or target one wishes to meet.I liked this idea at first but I wanted to see what else I could come up with so I continued experimenting.
The second idea was taken from the little illustrations and drawings that I saw from my research, each stage represented part of a story and I thought that was a nice approach I could take especially for the fact that I had four different timings, so essentially something could happen at each interval.
Based on this, the idea was to come up with a mini story for the quote by using little illustrations at different times of the day.
Below is the idea.
The idea here was to have something that led to procrastination killing the love of for a project actually happening visually. Each time of the day had something that induced procrastination and slowly killed the love for a project one could possibly be working on. At 12:00pm the person was either still sleeping or waking up depends how you can relate to it, at 3:00pm they were watching TV (ironically the show Countdown) at 6:00pm a post it note reminding them to clean their room (or just anything to tidy as we do) and 9:00pm they actually start the work… Or do they?
This idea to me, made more sense to have something happening at each interval just to show what they do whilst they are being unproductive after receiving feedback from my tutor she said she wasn’t too keen on the illustrations as they didn’t really match up. I did agree one design could be a vector the other photography, the other an illustration etc… And in terms of style it didn’t marry up which made it look inconsistent. So she said I could try the idea but just have the time instead and not the illustrations to see how it looks.
This is how that idea looked once I had removed all the illustrations and just focussed on the times of day that I wanted to draw attention to. I had changed the last time from 9:00pm to 12:00am as someone had mentioned to me that doing that elongates the idea of procrastinating and extends the time period where we attempt to do work. I think it was a good idea so I changed the time to 12:00am. With the last image (the one with the arrows) I had changed the colour of the times to orange/ yellow, blue, purple and dark grey, this was done to reflect the time of day it was through colour, so sunrise/midday, afternoon, evening and night. I think this was good idea to have in the piece however I do think the design itself was lacking so I decided to revert back to my previous idea but add a few changes.
The changes I had made were the layout, the colour of the background and the font.
I wanted to include the illustrations because I felt it was a stronger piece with the inclusion of them, it made it more of a story for myself and most importantly others to relate to.
I still wanted to include the colour for the time of day for each appropriate timing so I would have to think of a way to do that, I also wanted to make sure the design style all looked similar, before I could say I had a final design for this quote.