Functions, Arrays, Objects, oh my!

This week my main focus was to make my code from last week more concise. I want to continue building on my game idea, eventually creating a timer, levels and more challenging interactions. My code went from almost 400 lines to 97. Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 10.06.03 PM

I first created a constructor function and made parameters for each part of the bouncer. The color refers to the original color of each ball and the target, which is seen in the next part refers to the color the ball turns into after being clicked.

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For the palette array that I defined previously, I hardcoded the color values. Since there are 10 balls, I created 10 color values to be assigned to each.

Below I pasted each screenshot of the game sketch. Each ball begins grey and as they are clicked they turned into their assigned color.

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Logo design

The first logo that came to mind when thinking about this assignment was the Chase Bank logo. This is likely due to an experience I had walking around Williamburg, Brooklyn when I passed an Italian restaurant named Oregano. Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 9.23.50 PM

I was caught off guard at first, as if my my eyes were tricking me. From a glance, the octagon shape resembled Chase Bank. I wasn’t alone in this. In fact, the three other people I was with had the same thought. That’s a good indication that the Chase logo is memorable, for even when it’s meant to advertise another company people still think of Chase.

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I love the simplicity of the Chase logo. The blue is calming and familiar. The shape is different than what we usually see (circles, triangles, etc).

Below is the evolution of the logo:

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As you can see the octagon shape was not introduced until the second logo when they rebranded by the firm Chermayeff & Geismar with the help of Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar. The choice of the designing the octagon shape was to pay tribute to the origin of Chase, which began as the Manhattan Water Company, and originally a water supply company. That being said the octagon shape symbolizes the flow water and evolution, as the logo has grown in reflection to the success of the company.

Personal logo

I had a lot of fun trying to create a personal logo. I am looking forward to improving upon what I made, but excited to have experimented in Illustrator for the first time. After watching a few tutorials, I felt that I had a better handle on what I could do in Illustrator. Below is what I created– I prefer the one of the right, as it’s clearer what it’s trying to say.

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Source(s): Wayne, Jamie “The Story Behind the Chase Bank Logo”