Q1) Dynamic Layouts

Week 8, Session 1

As a group, discuss what makes for a dynamic layout (in terms of size, variations, alignment, and hierarchy).

Leave your comments on this discussion page (don’t forget to mention the names of your group mates)

4 thoughts on “Q1) Dynamic Layouts”

  1. We think that the benefits of a dynamic layout is that it provides a better user experience when it comes absorbing information, weighing mainly on the way it is presented. For example; taking in the reader with a large image and header in the layout, will ensure that the article gets the initial attention, at which point implementing further hierarchy and variation, can entice the reader to continue dissecting the information.

    Anthony Guerra
    Annemarie Taylor-Myers
    Shawn Lopez
    Charles Bailey

  2. The spread grabs your attention with large images that interact with the clunky text of the article. It breaks up the large chunks of information that would otherwise be boring without slight side distractions of the images featured. The images on the page also help to lead the viewers eye towards the text.

    Natalya, Julie, Cheng, Adriana

  3. The book shows high hierarchy, the layout is well organized and in proportion to giving the illusion of elegance. Since this is a museum seasonal catalog, the images are placed very well within the book to catch the readers attention. Plus the header was used in bigger fonts, taking up two columns to bring the attention of the article.
    -Juan, Paola, Natalie and Shari

  4. From Jhoanna, Melendy, and Alex

    In this layout, the image imposes itself partly over the header (designating the section of the magazine). The image encourages the reader to find out more about the topic (food, restaurant).

    The subheader offers both text and symbols (stars) to emphasize the importance of the restaurant’s food quality.

    The layout has different typefaces–different sizes and colors, serif body, sans in headers.

    The second image, diagonally placed to the first, breaks up the body text to increase interest. Overall, the placement of the images and headers are diagonally opposed, drawing the readers’ eyes down to the text, and offering a good balance.

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