ds. Tech—2017 Edition
ds. Tech is a technology-themed magazine published annually in The Doon School, Dehradun. The magazine is intended for digital publishing, and this issue was published in October 2017.
Keeping in mind the identity of the magazine, I stuck with a modern design which is pretty similar to Google’s Material Design. There is a clear z-axis hierarchy, with objects imposing shadows to highlight hierarchy. I used colourful shadows over simple gray shadows to avoid monotonity.
I used a single sans-serif font—Source Sans Pro—for this project because I wanted to break away from the mainstream usage of geometric sans-serif style fonts at the time.
My peers had built a sandbox with Augmented Reality technology to project contours lines and colours onto a sandy surface for the purpose of the Computer Science Exhibition held in School. The projection changes in real-time based on the relative height of peaks and troughs in the sandbox. A report on this project, along with other project reports, was also published in the magazine’s section on the Exhibition.
As Editor-in-Chief and Chief of Design of this issue, overseeing every stage of production—from planning to interacting with writers, and from editing to design—was a tough, yet fulfilling task. This experience taught me much about the importance of organisation, and I am glad to have led the production of this magazine in 2017.
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