Assignment

As part of a school project I was assigned to research the meaning behind a specific colour, which, for me, was black. First, research was performed on the meaning of the colour black, whereafter a prototype suiting the research was made.

The prototype can be seen when you press the button above, but please note that it’s written in Dutch

Client

School project

My role

Visual/UI Design

Concept

My research on the meaning of the colour black showed the association of the colour with death and evil. It was troubling to connect these meanings to a subject in making a website since I wanted to connect it with natureEventually I thought of the connection of nature and death in the embodiment of plants that ‘die’ and turn black. I called it ‘Zwarte Natuur’ which is Dutch for ‘Black Nature’.

How it works

The user first chooses between flora, fauna or nature. When for example flora is chosen, A page will show a choice between flowers or plants. Once the client selects what kind of plant or flower he or she wants to see, a page will follow on which a slider shows the difference between life and death of that particular flower or plant.

On the right (on your phone underneath this) two versions of the website are visible What I changed in version two is that on every page you have the same background. In comparison with version one that wasn’t the case, but I chose to put a dark background everywhere, because it gives a certain elegance and it suits with the subject of the site.

Result

After finishing the prototype, the version was presented to a teacher and some classmates. The feedback turned out very positive and was graded a 8.5. The teacher recommended presenting this prototype my portfolio.

dorine.reijersen@xs4all.nl