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Book Response: Chapter 4

 

This week’s chapter discussed about the usage of grids. This completely connects with our poster project because we had to use a grid. The chapter gives us an overview about where the grid originated from and how it has been used. The book mentioned several types of grids such as the traditional single-column grid, multicolumn grids, and modular grids – just to name a few. While there are several grids, the chapter discussed how the modular grid presents more opportunities to show complex information in a more clear format. The different layouts that were exhibited throughout the chapter inspired me to try out more new and unconventional ways of presenting information. The grid ultimately offers designers new ways of experimenting with the space to create a more dynamic composition. While the grid presents itself to be very rational and logical, the way the designers handle the grid are all very interesting. This information is particularly important for my next project that we were given in class this past week!

 
Joyce Chen