Binghamton University Art & Design

May 7, 2019

Project 4: UX Design

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For our UX design project, we decided to examine the Binghamton University Art Department site. We found that the site was consistently lacking in detail, infrequently updated and missing information. Our goal was to redesign the site to be more comprehensive and user friendly.

March 28, 2019

Project 3: Illustrations

For this project, I decided to choose three articles that I felt had similar themes of gender and equality, and to create my illustrations to not only be aesthetically similar, but connected to each other. I focused on drawings made up of a single continuous line, with one flat color fill. The first design I worked on, for the article on neurosexism, I added a fill and found that it didn't entirely fill the sketch I had made, but left interesting gaps and blanks. I liked the effect and decided to recreate it with the other two illustrations. I thought it was aesthetically interesting, but in accordance with the themes of the articles, I also found it remniscient of the gaps and holes women experience in their lives. Each illustration features an abstract but physical representation of the complications of societally enforced gender binaries, and the middle ground; a gradient of pink leading to purple and then to blue. The three illustrations are made up entirely of the same shade of green, yellow, and purple, consistency used to convey the connections between each article and each illustration.

Article One: How to Raise a Child Without Imposing Gender

This illustration was created to accompany an article in The New York Times entitled, "How to Raise a Child Without Imposing Gender," authored by Michael Tortorello. The article focused on gender neutral design aesthetics and principals and how to incorporate them into a small child's every day life.

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Article Two: Neurosexism: The Myth That Men and Women Have Different Brains

The article for this illustration was inspired by a piece for Nature International Journey of Science, entitled "Neurosexism:the Myth That Men and Women Have Different Brains," written by Lise Eliot. The piece explored the commonly repeated myth that men and women have physically different brain makeup, differences in grey or white matter, an idea that has been repeatedly disproven.

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Article Three: The Concept Creep of 'Emotional Labor"

My final illustration was for an article in The Atlantic concerning emotional labor and the way it has been overapplied so that that it has drowned out the reality of the actual physical labor women are responsible for. The article is titled, "The Concept Creep of 'Emotional Labor,'" by Julie Beck.

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February 28, 2019

Project 2: Line Icons

Logos designed using linework in iterations of 4, 2, and 1 pixels. The logo was inspired by my love of music, represented by the casette tape, within the shape of the state of Connecticut. My boyfriend and the majority of my family are from Connecticut and I spent the majority of my childhood making roadtrips to visit my cousins and the ocean.

February 14, 2019

Project 1: Postcards

An exploration of thoughts, goals and aspirations for the Spring semester. A reminder to see things in the long term over the short, to remember that warmer weather and better times are always ahead.