We were given a Maths task each. We had come up with a solution to the problem we faced. The end result of the task would be that we will have one A2 poster, that looks at using shapes, with a minimal amount of word, to explain the theory of how we solved the problem and came up with a solution.

Task 2b

Components

Method

I first had to come up with a method on how to solve this maths problem. I had decided that the circle fit directly in the square, I then concluded that the two large bold dots measured up to half a centimetre, I then used this information to solve the next part of the problem, of figuring out the length of one side of square. I placed the two bold dots on the line, I then figured out how many dots are in a centimetre, to get the length of the line. From this information, I could figure out the circumference, by doing (π X 7).

I did attempt other theories, which did not work out, as I did not have enough information to find a solution for the problem, whilst solving the problem.

I first started experimenting with different transparency modes, on InDesign, as this is one way of showing fast movement in space.

I started looking at how I could apply some of my theories into my design, through my experimentation.

Sketches

I first set off by sketching out ideas for the design. I wanted to refine down the solution, to simple formulae which can easily be understood by others.

First Draft of designs.

Second Draft.

From the first set of designs, I wanted’ improve some of design’s, but also create new designs.

At first I was really struggled to make something unique, for my design, I kept on talking about circles, and then I thought about the solar system, so, therefore, I made the solar system to represent my theory.

Final Designs

The idea of the poster is the follow the circles, as they go round the solar system, for example, to start the smallest moon to the largest moon, and then count the dots, to get the length of line; which then tells you to use the diameter (Saturn) and times (stars) by PI (the sun), which is the core of the solution.

For the final design, I changed the typeface, so, therefore, it suited more of the solar system theme. I used various sizes for the moon and opacity levels, to show the movement of the moon that fits into the square. The moon that fits into the square is the brightest, as it shows that it has stopped moving. I added a spaceship, as it went with the theme of the design.

The idea of the poster is the follow the circles, as they move across into the square, and then you count the dots of the length of one side of the square to get your circumference. I added a small amount of information on the poster to give the reader more of an understanding of what is required to do.