Ugly Door Design

How to improve the aesthetics an entrance

Criterion A

It is very important to improve the aesthetics of an entrance because the entrance is the first thing people will notice when the enter a house or room. The first impression counts a lot and mirrors the owners/ designers way of thinking. The same applies to private housing, corporate entities and schools.

What makes a good logo for Design?

First of all we have to decide about which kind of an entrance we are talking. The main entrance to a school will look definitely different to the entrance to a library, computer room or gym. Logos can play a significant role.

Generally they represent the recognisable image of a company and are of great value.

A good logo is clearly recognisable and distinguishers itself from other logos.

The general design, letter types, lighting and material all come together to create a memorable effect which improves an else boring or uneffectful/ counterproductive image. But there are differences between a company logo and the logo for a certain subunit like a library or the design lab we have in mind.

Deciding which kind of logo is suitable for which environment

A library would probably chose a conservative logo while a design lab might chose some impressive and more modern design such as a door sprayed with graffity.In our case it is the entrance to an art classroom. An art classroom should show both the spirit of innovation and ideas which reflect the current times.

Before I begin my investigation I chose which kind of entrance area, an art classroom/ design laboratory, I want to improve. Then I have to know and how much room I have to realize my project in the best way.

The next step is to find examples of suitable design solutions.

References

"Car and Auto Industry Design and the Golden Ratio." Phi 1618 The Golden Ratio. N.p., 23 Feb. 2013. Web. 01 Sept. 2015. <http://www.goldennumber.net/car-auto-golden-ratio-logo-design/>.

References

"Breaking the Code of Golden Ratio in Design." Welcome to Graphic Design Breaking the Code of Golden Ratio in Design Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2015. <http://www.graphicdesign.com/article/breaking-code-golden-ratio-design/>.

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References

"Apple and the Golden Ratio." Paul Martins Blog. N.p., 18 July 2011. Web. 01 Sept. 2015. <https://paulmmartinblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/apple-and-the-golden-ratio/>.

Example 1

This design has the golden ratio in it for almost every angle of the logo. The logo also contains of the many indirect messages behind it, which is effective for the entrance, and attract attention. The bite of the apple meaning the computer bytes and the apple meaning the tree of knowledge. The apple logo is too sample and I want it to be more features in the design. I want to include the indirect message in my logo.


Example 2

The logo also has golden ratio and it has hidden messages relating to the company and the purpose of producing products. The hidden messages are about the three ellipses and it's the heart of field in technology, the heart of the customer, and the heart of the product. For these hidden messages it could include in my new logo that has many meanings behinds it. The logo needs more color in it with the complex design.


Example 3

This design is modern and better suitable for a design lab. There are also various modern ways to technically implement a solution.


http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/critique/arthur-mani-ltd

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Theme in the logo's design

The theme should be modern and innovative so that people see that it is the entrance to an art room and also get inspired.
That is why I chose an electric circuit. Nothing has transformed our world more than the invention of the computer.
  1. Reflecting modern design
  2. It is reflecting modern technology
  3. The techniques for the realization of the design should also be modern.

Criteria B

Specifications

  1. Must have fit the wall near the entrance
  2. Must have circuit design on the logo
  3. Must include some pixels
  4. Must be black and white
  5. Must be a speaking logo: text shall be incorporated
  6. Must be durable
  7. Must clearly reflect the spirit of the room in it's design
  8. Must clearly reflect the spirit of our modern age with appropriate execution methods.

Design 1

The fist design is very simple and clear. The circuit motto is clearly visible and the writing design lab as well.

Design 2

This design solution is a bit more complex due to it's finer lines. Also the logo is directly incorporated into the door. The colors are light.

Design 3

The last design solution is similar to design 2 but with a deeper black and more contrast.

Evaluation of specifications

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Citeria C

List of tools

  1. Photoshop software
  2. Computer for running software
  3. Pencil for drawing the drafts

Progress

Final choice

Original design 1

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Combined

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Design one improved

Original design 2

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Design two improved

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Grand Final

Design one changes

  1. I have combined the two design so there is a lot of changes to create more indirect message
  2. Have put black color on the design and white on the background because the two colors is the primary color and it's simple

Design two changes

  1. I have made the circuit longer by extending it to the other wall
  2. I have changed the text inside of the design from Design to Design Lab
  3. Have added the processor on the side of the door

Citeria D

Test Plan

I will test my design by showing it to my client and then let them have a look at it first. I will give them some time to think about it and comment on it. I will tell them the details and why I applied the pattern in the logo.

Evalution with specifications

  1. Dara

Must have fit the wall near the entrance - Yes

Must have circuit design on the logo - Yes

Must include some pixels - Yes

Must be black and white - Yes

Must be a speaking logo: text shall be incorporated - Yes

Must be durable - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of the room in it's design - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of our modern age with appropriate execution methods - Yes


  1. Kimseng

Must have fit the wall near the entrance - Yes

Must have circuit design on the logo - Yes

Must include some pixels - Yes

Must be black and white - Yes

Must be a speaking logo: text shall be incorporated - Yes

Must be durable - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of the room in it's design - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of our modern age with appropriate execution methods - Yes


  1. Sengly

Must have fit the wall near the entrance - Yes

Must have circuit design on the logo - Yes

Must include some pixels - Yes

Must be black and white - Yes

Must be a speaking logo: text shall be incorporated - Yes

Must be durable - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of the room in it's design - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of our modern age with appropriate execution methods - Yes

Self evalute

Must have fit the wall near the entrance - Yes

Must have circuit design on the logo - Yes

Must include some pixels - Yes

Must be black and white - Yes

Must be a speaking logo: text shall be incorporated - Yes

Must be durable - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of the room in it's design - Yes

Must clearly reflect the spirit of our modern age with appropriate execution methods - Yes

People's opinions

  1. Kimseng

It nice I like it because it has many patterns that attract people's attention


  1. Dara

I love the patterns on the design and the creative wording of your "DESIGN STUDIO", but it's hard to identify the words in the first sight


  1. Sengly

It's cool I would want you to add more colors in the design

Improvement

  1. Simple - Making the logo simpler to not confuse the clients
  2. Have more attraction in the logo - Give more creative design in it to make the logo more interesting for the clients
  3. More color - White and Black will not be visible at night and with multiple colors it will be considered as creative for some people
  4. Time Management - If I have spend more time in designing and creating it, the result, it will make the design more efficient

Benefits from my own imagenation design

  1. It will improve the aesthetic of the entrance, it will define which class is it. The design will fascinate people and entertain people when they walk by. It will also help people learn about the message behinds, which will give them the creative thoughts after the sight.