final work / interactive book concept / Borges’ Labyrinths

To wrap up the work presented on this blog, my final presented video mockup of the concept:

Borges’ Labyrinths on Vimeo. (c) Fiona Learned 2011.

The other main component of this project was the promotional and concept work, much of it contained in this blog.

Presenting this work to my project supervisor and assessment panel wrapped up my degree in Visual Communication at UTS (with First Class Honours!).

PS. Thanks for the link! http://vilkengrej.tumblr.com/post/13452612737/an-amazing-interactive-book-concept-for-ipad-by (That’s what happens when you upload a video to Vimeo then forget all about it…)

PPS. I’m keen to keep blogging about some of the ideas I come across on this topic; and maybe also a bit on projects and their genesis. Stay tuned!

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hexagonal ident – in motion

Foraying back into animating in AfterEffects is easier than I imagined, compared to the unexpected pain of installing and wrangling the sparkly new (and slightly buggy) Digital Publishing Suite in InDesign CS5.5…

Working on some drafts of how the ident might look on the initial screen for the book/app, before you transition to the menu or main text.


This is the unembellished version – still tweaking layers and timing to get it expanding smoothly. Thoughts?


This is a thought of how it might overlay on one of the images I’m using in the main body of the book/app.

More to do. Need to do some more work with gradual and partially animated transitions for the main screens, and I plan to do another 2 today and more than 3 tomorrow.

i messed up:

i agreed/offered to work the 6 days between one wednesday class and the next. this is a small failure of priorities and I need to remember it and remedy it.

Things i have Done since Wednesday:

  • i bought 2 artline pens. they cost a motza, and they helped me draw better today. i think.
  • i bought some post-it notes. a pack of 100. now I’m gonna write thoughts about books and stick them on said books.
  • i started drawing the imaginable but impossible: a labyrinthine library, proposed by Jorge Luis Borges.
I also saw this today (reccomended by Dan McClintock, a thinking man):
Which is mostly about being your own client as a design studio, but also talks about facing your fear of taking risks, and also:
“WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? GET BUSY!”
At the moment, I’m anxious. I’m setting goals that I don’t really get or don’t feel are good enough. I’m scared of not being able to deliver on this project. What I really need to do is get busy with design.