Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Emerson Theater Website Re-Design Sketches

First, I'd like to announce that this is the 200th post on my blog! Thanks to everyone who has been following along the journey and learning with me. It's been quite a ride!

So, for the next assignment in one of my design classes we all voted on a website to re-design. They aren't actually a client, but who knows, maybe one of us could pitch our designs to them and get a job from it. Either way it will be a nice exercise. I do this at my current job right now actually, so I'm a bit seasoned. The website we will be changing is Emerson Theater in Indianapolis.

The Emerson is an all ages music venue with a capacity of 400. It hosts all original local music acts as well as the occasional nationals. As you can see, they are in need of a new design. I used to go here every once in a while, back in the day, and never thought that so many famous bands came and played there. But, looking at this list impresses me!

So, you can imagine that these designs will be full of grungy, textured graphics and layouts that try to push the limits of traditional grids. My goal is to do that while keeping the user experience very easy and usable. Stay tuned for my next post with the final mockups! Here are the extremely quick sketches and the corresponding inspiration next to each.

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5 comments:

  1. Congratulations! And good luck with your assignment. Great inspirations!

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  2. Your sketches all look solid. Very nicely laid out. You have a good eye for web design.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your finals!

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  3. Thanks guys! Just posted the final comps here:

    http://joshcorken.blogspot.com/2009/10/emerson-theater-website-re-design-final.html

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  4. All the sketches are very nice. It has good perfection. Have you invested your time and money in buying a perfect home theater system? Now as you have already invested in buying the best speakers and best screen the next step to complete the cinema experience is buying comfortable home theater seating.

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  5. good sketches having perfection.

    - resume

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