FC: Evaluation 7: Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
1: From the preliminary task, I have learnt about the different areas to be considered while constructing a magazine: Before comparing the differences between my preliminary task and the full product, I would first give a general idea of the things that I have learnt: 1. I have learnt the importance of having a target audience when selling a product and to have a clear understand of the targeted audience in order to increase the sale of a particular product. 2. I have learnt about the conventions of magazine and the reasons why they are presented in a certain way. 3. I have also learnt about the different ways of distributing a media product. As technology becomes more advanced, a media product can also be distributed in different forms. 4. I have learnt to analyze design and products.
2: Comparison between preliminary task and the full product ( COVER ): | Preliminary Task | Music Magazine | There are prominent differences between the preliminary task compared to the music magazine.
3: 1. MASTHEAD: The preliminary task masthead looks very simple which does not make it memorable whereas the masthead design for my music magazine is geared towards my target audience as their views of the masthead design were taken into consideration. Apart from that, the composition of the masthead in the preliminary task was placed in the middle which does not follow magazine conventions while the masthead of the music magazine is placed on the top left corner of the magazine. 2. COVER PHOTO: The cover photo in the preliminary task was taken outdoor while the cover photo in my music magazine was taken in a studio. The photo of my music magazine looked more professional as there are proper equipments needed for a better photograph. 3. LAYOUT: The layout of the preliminary task looked extremely plain because I did not make full use of the third left column and I did not insert any cover line. As for my music magazine, I followed the magazine convention of placing featured articles onto the third left column so that it would stand out when it is placed on a rack for sale.
4: Comparison between preliminary task and the full product: ( CONTENT PAGE ) | Preliminary Task | Music Magazine
5: The layout of the preliminary task does not have a proper structure and it also looks very minimalistic, it does not look like a typical magazine's content page. As for the content page in the music magazine, I have done some researches on the a typical layout of a magazine content page before constructing my own content page. Therefore the final content page looks more constructed and more organized.
6: CONCLUSION: I think that there is massive improvement in terms of the design of the preliminary task and the music magazine. While designing the layout of the preliminary task, I designed it without having a clear understanding of following magazine conventions. But as I began to work on the music magazine, I understood the importance of following magazine conventions while producing a commercial music magazine. That has played a significant role on the final design of the magazine. Apart from that, the design and the contents of a music magazine is also heavily influenced by my targeted audience. therefore I have taken their views and interest into account so that I could create a music magazine that appeals to them.