Academic Field

Communication, Publishing, and Business

Faculty Mentor Name

Professor Irina Lee

Presentation Title

iPad Application for Lettering

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

iPad Lettering Application Software for Graphic Design Students

My project is the first iPad application software to allow graphic design students to learn lettering—the art of drawing letters by hand. My research shows that design students want to learn many styles of letters but do not have a practical, cost-efficient way to practice. Through my experience as a design student, I noticed the limited number of ways to learn lettering. Although formal classes and online tutorials presently serve the design student, both are relatively expensive and can be inconvenient. Classes and online tutorials easily cost more than 500 dollars per year. Also, formal classes have designated meeting times and pigeonhole students into a particular learning timeframe. My application will be far less expensive than both of the present alternatives and allow students to learn at their own pace. To determine if other design students wanted an iPad application, I conducted interviews and collected survey data. Most of the respondents agreed there is a need for lettering application software. Currently, my project has been prototyped and is undergoing usability testing. The initial results are positive, but I am continuously improving the application based on feedback. Therefore, my application will respond to the demands of the design student market and capture a need that is currently unmet for the approximately 20,000 graphic design students in the US.

Keywords

: iPad application software, lettering, graphic design, typography.

Start Date

10-4-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Liberal Arts Bldg 206B

LorianneWeiss-Prototype.pdf (10078 kB)
Prototype of the iPad Application

Share

COinS
 
Apr 10th, 9:30 AM Apr 10th, 11:00 AM

iPad Application for Lettering

Liberal Arts Bldg 206B

iPad Lettering Application Software for Graphic Design Students

My project is the first iPad application software to allow graphic design students to learn lettering—the art of drawing letters by hand. My research shows that design students want to learn many styles of letters but do not have a practical, cost-efficient way to practice. Through my experience as a design student, I noticed the limited number of ways to learn lettering. Although formal classes and online tutorials presently serve the design student, both are relatively expensive and can be inconvenient. Classes and online tutorials easily cost more than 500 dollars per year. Also, formal classes have designated meeting times and pigeonhole students into a particular learning timeframe. My application will be far less expensive than both of the present alternatives and allow students to learn at their own pace. To determine if other design students wanted an iPad application, I conducted interviews and collected survey data. Most of the respondents agreed there is a need for lettering application software. Currently, my project has been prototyped and is undergoing usability testing. The initial results are positive, but I am continuously improving the application based on feedback. Therefore, my application will respond to the demands of the design student market and capture a need that is currently unmet for the approximately 20,000 graphic design students in the US.