As I have now finished the final version of my menu, I can now write my evaluation for the project.
Things I thought were successful
As I really enjoyed this project, I found there were many things that were really successful. I really found the research for the project interesting so I think that my research part of the project was really successful, using my own insight to help with the research. Because of this, I was able to add in different factors to the menu. After the first set of feedback I had, I was able to change the information in the menu, to Make it a bit more fun and interesting.
I thought that my planning was good, and my time management was important, keeping up with my blog posts, which I thought was really explanatory and was sequenced really well.
I feel like used a range of materials, including paper and digital work, digital work being something I’m not very confident at, but I have ranged my skill set. I also thought that the whole design and layout of the menu worked really well together, and the printing also worked well, even though this is something I did have to work at a little bit.
The text and colour scheme worked well as well and also linked in with the research I did for the project.
Things I could have improved on
I could have added in a few more illustrations than I did, going into a bit more detail with the illustrations themselves as they are a little bit simplistic, especially my character design, which isn’t a strong point of mine. Also I could have added different materials in the actual menu itself, making the menu a bit more multi-media.
I could have also experimented with the sizes of my menu, doing an A3 copy, so I could see whether the menu looked better in a smaller or larger size. I only managed to do an A4 copy, which obviously went to A5 when it had been folded, so it was on a smaller scale.
I think that I could have possible did a bit more layout design, and possibly changed the layout to fit the folds of the menu a little bit more, so the content would work a little bit better with the design. I did change the text and imagery to have more cohesion after having feedback with my tutor, but I feel like this could have been further changed.
What would I change next time
Next time, I think I would change a few of the idea concepts of the menu, so that I could focus on one area more, therefore have more information on the one area, rather than having the three and having to divide the space between the three, limiting the amount of information I could put on the menu. I still feel like the menu was very successful however, and I thoroughly enjoyed the project.