What’s in a Name Tag?

Download design brief: Nametag

TRY THIS PROJECT

1. Experiment with grids by drawing three examples. Consider the different ways of organizing information
on the page in each of your sketches, and think about the process of filling out forms, both by hand and digitally.

2. Create three concepts for a speed dating event name tag that is effective in revealing the personalities of
the users.

3. Choose one of your concepts and develop a full layout, considering format and hierarchy. How will the card be worn?

4. Print ten copies and find ten test users to fill out the cards. Analyze the effectiveness of your layout and finalize the design based on user feedback.

Contributed by Zvezdana Stojmirovic, Maryland Institute College of Art

See p. 108 and 109 of Participate for sample student work