Monday, July 18, 2016

Color Wheel Visualization

I think it's pretty much common knowledge that colors are core in good design- much of visual recall and impact of branding, fashion, and flags is based on the colors immediately presented. In fact, if you look within design literature you'll find there's a great deal of research/intuition about the emotions of colors- blue is calming and builds trust (and is therefore used in every social media site today); red evokes power and passion (increasing metabolism and appetite, which is why you will see it ubiquitously across fast food chains); yellow quickly attracts attention and can be playful (light/pale yellow) or a warning (bold yellow)- the list goes on. In an effort to explore this association, I'm building a color selection system to ask the internet how it feels today! You can check out the current version here.

To progress, you can click on a color to see similar colors in the wheel. Once you're happy with your color selection, hover over it to get the rgb color, then send it to me or post it here! (I'll add a better feedback system soon, but this is an mvp after all).

Here are some prototype screenshots!









Saturday, July 9, 2016

Physical Therapy Application

Just wrapped up the latest edition of a physical therapy diagnostic web app for a client- it allows physical therapists to run through a series of different physical tests on a patient, then determines what areas of the patient should be focused on. I haven't settled much on the look and feel of the app yet, but the current edition has turned out rather playful (the big buttons are for easy use on mobile and tablet):

Problem List Screen:

Breakout Screen:

Login Screen:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Microcosms

Been selecting some new sets of my photos to put online- just put the first 20 on 500px! They're viewable here: https://500px.com/noahpicard/galleries/microcosms, and once my upload limit resets I'll be putting the next batch up. Here's a few of my favorites:






I've titled the group Microcosms because that is what I've been aiming for in my photography- capturing tiny pieces of our world, themselves little cosmos. Sometimes that means highlighting and capturing the texture of things; getting into the crannies and seeing tunnels, valleys, ridges. Other times it is an attempt to recreate objects as essential items of a smaller life: a water puddle becomes a bath, pool, spa, an acorn a hut, a railing a railway. In this objective it continues my earlier grouping "Within Wood"; I have a deep appreciation for wood.