Community Challenge #1 -I nspiration

Since this challenge is meant to inspire, I thought it would be a great idea for our first topic. I want you to find a piece of artwork, artist, album cover, game art, or anything that inspires you artistically and create a navigation menu around it. Example: If the work of MC Escher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Escher) inspires you, try to create a navigation menu that would match his works.

Just a few rules:

The menu must work, meaning if you click on a menu item it must present/take you to new content.  

You must a have 5 total slides. 1 Menu, 4 content slides.   The content slides don’t need to flow. They are just there so when you click on a menu button, you are presented with new info.

The main focus is on the navigation slide. The content slides are just extra fluff.  The content slides can contain some info about the artist, the artwork, why it inspires you, or anything else that is relevant. They don’t have to be spruced up, but if you have time, go for it.

Have Fun!

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This challenge ends on the 15th of June. I will be putting up another post on the 5th of June where you can post your entries. Use this post to place pictures, sketches, questions, comments,  and ideas of your WIPs (work in progress).

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Eric Nalian

Here is a preview...

My Night:

  • In museums you can not touch art, probably because we will muck it all up.
  • I am 1 episode into the second half of the latest season of Doctor Who.
  • I just want to poke around at some art and see what happens...
  • I do not think Atsumi is going to be happy with of this... She will get quite cross with me by the end of the evening

-Eric

Jerson  Campos

@ Philip

The challenge is to develop a menu based on a piece of artwork, artist, or style that inspires you. It doesn't even have to be fine art. It could be a album cover, video game art, or a even a car or motorcycle. Pick something that inspires you and develop a menu based on that inspiration.

You don't have to use the artwork, but do include it somewhere so that viewers can see what inspired your design. 

Nancy Woinoski

Bruce Graham said:

I have done one where the art forms the basis of the menu, and the menu shows some of my other favourites.

Jerson - shall I just post here for the meantime, to keep the thread moving?

Not too worried about votes at this stage, (suspect won't get many anyway!)

Bruce


I'll vote for you Bruce.  This is just supposed to be fun so the voting is not important (IMHO)

Jerson  Campos

The only way that I can figure out for now to submit this anonymously is to upload them dropbox or tempshare and then send me the link and I I'll post them when I do the entries post. Voting would then be casting your vote for your top 3 choices.  And then someone, most likely me would have to tally them up. 

Unless there is a dedicated website or if articulate wants to create a subdomain on their site for this, I can't see any other way.  I've been looking at some options for creating a website, but that might be 2-3 months away. 

@Nancy,

You can use the artwork in your menu, but let it influence your menu design like Nicole did with hers in a very Bauhaus style. ( I always thought it was just a font name).

This is all for fun and friendly competition. I'm really enjoying this challenge and we'll probably revisit it in future challenges in one form or another.

Bruce Graham

Right then....

On the basis this is the first of many, and I need to close this one off in my brain and do some real work, here is my little smorgasbord (Scandinavian for "mashup") of various artistic influences, with a leading menu as per the project specification.

The menu is based on the wonder that is the "Drawing Hands" image.

Bear with it - all will become obvious

Perhaps I went a little overboard on the course sections?

Bruce

Nancy Woinoski

Jerson campos said:

The only way that I can figure out for now to submit this anonymously is to upload them dropbox or tempshare and then send me the link and I I'll post them when I do the entries post. Voting would then be casting your vote for your top 3 choices.  And then someone, most likely me would have to tally them up. 

Unless there is a dedicated website or if articulate wants to create a subdomain on their site for this, I can't see any other way.  I've been looking at some options for creating a website, but that might be 2-3 months away. 

@Nancy,

You can use the artwork in your menu, but let it influence your menu design like Nicole did with hers in a very Bauhaus style. ( I always thought it was just a font name).

This is all for fun and friendly competition. I'm really enjoying this challenge and we'll probably revisit it in future challenges in one form or another.


Hey Jerson,  I think Bauhaus started out as a style of architecture and is big in furniture design. 

Sheila Bulthuis

Jerson, this was such a great idea for a challenge!

I've been following this discussion, and I love all the examples - can't believe the creativity here!  I'm not entering (no time right now), but I would LOVE to see someone do something with Keith Haring's work - or maybe I'll do something inspired by him in the future.  I'm not much of an art fan generally, but there are a couple of artists I really like, and he's one of them (as much for his personal story as his artwork).   This is one of his best-known pieces:

 

Bruce Graham

Nancy Woinoski said:

Bruce Graham said:

I'm thinking the graffiti artist Banksy as well

Just could not come up with the right theme/idea - so until then, some of his work.

Bruce


You bumb - I was just working on a banksy one. It is a slow day today.


Sorry!

I won't be doing one - so all yours.

Bruce

Rachel Barnum

I am new to eLearning & Storyline so I'm really excited about these challenges because it will force me to learn how to do a lot. It still needs some tweaking, but this is mine so far. The circles with the pictures in them are the navigation buttons, and then little owl/creature dude will be an extra "info" slide as well. Something about the glows I have around the circles right now I'm not crazy about, so need to fix up that, and I want to incorporate text with them as well but we will see! Based off of Stoclet Frieze by Gustav Klimt.