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“Portfolio” Project

In this media design project, students will work in groups of two persons on a combined web/print “portfolio” publication, with an individually chosen topic. More details here.

Deadline

Each group will present their work on the last course day, monday dec. 18th 2017.

Evaluation

The evaluation will be weighted as follows:

  • Website 80% (group)
  • Theoriy Quiz 20% (individual)

The total Media Design evaluation will add 35% to the ‘Integration_1_Visual_Design’ module evaluation.

Requirements and evaluation criteria

Topic:
The topic of the portfolio can be chosen individually. It can show real objects of your choice (photographed or filmed yourself), or handmade illustrations, sketches or objects. All image/video Material is self created. Stock or other images will be allowed in exceptional cases.  Find more details about topic and vizualization here.

Content extent:

  • One home and 12 well worked out portfolio pages, plus a about us/contact page.
  • The home (starting) page must show an overview of your portfolio items (title and image), and optionally, anything else you may want to publish on the first page
  • All portfolio pages/posts contain at least two visuals (photo, illustration and/or video), a title, a subtitle and a text describing the portfolio entry accurately.  More pictures and/or video(s) per entry are optional, but welcome
  • The about/contact or similar page contains your corporate informations (dymmy), and an embedded map (Google Maps or similar). A contact form is optional (an additional WordPress plugin might be required for that)

Design criteria:

  • Branding: A self created logo/brand including a subline
  • Design meets content
  • Style consistency (pictures, page layouts, fonts, colors) throughout both publications print and web
  • The design of a given WordPress theme will not be evaluated, but customizations of a theme will add

Media criteria:

  • Quality, as well technical as artistic, of the pictures, illustrations, photos, videos
  • Media handling/media size. Pictures should be in the right data format, size, resolution and color mode, big enough, but not too oversized (also see page load speed below)

User Friendlyness 

  • The ease-of-use of your website
  • The proper structuring and the naming consistency of your contents
  • Page load speed (use well compressed media in the appropriate size) (you may measure your site at https://tools.pingdom.com)

Technical recommendations

  • Videos should be embedded through Youtube or Vimeo, otherwise they might blow up your server space
  • Do not upload oversized images (i.e. 10000 x 6000px which are then scaled down to 1280 x 720)
  • Do not upload files that do not belong on the webserver (like psd, ai, doc, xls etc. )
  • Delete unused WP plugins and themes to keep your webspace slim

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