1. Comment on the Instances of each person in class (any that are uploaded) and choose at least one instance from each classmate to give one superlative (list of superlatives below)
2. Comment as needed/helpful on as many classmates’ work as you choose to give people feedback on their work: • what could be stronger • what’s strong as is • what’s interesting • what’s almost perfect • what’s illegible • what’s on an interesting line between form and function
3. Bring in ____ revised versions of your redesigned Instances
Superlatives to assign:
🛠 Most Useful 📖 Most Legible 👯♂️ Most Expressive 😎 Most Cool ☑️ Best Button ⌨️ Best Monospace 📟 Best Bitmap Type
You most likely have a lot of monospaced type on your computer already. In Illustrator, you can filter your font menu to show them by clicking the Filter icon, then choosing the middle M on the bottom row (I know that’s not super clear). It looks like this:
IBM created a family of fonts called Plex that they use as the basis for a lot of their design. There’s a good monospaced version in it.
There’s another semi-monospaced font called iA Writer Duospace, from a company that makes a text editor called, wait for it, iA Writer. And the font isn’t monospaced, but duospaced, to where there are two widths of characters. If you want that sort of monospaced look, it’s a pretty good one. And a little more flexible than a purely monospaced font. Download iA Writer Duospace. (the download for this one is annoying; you have to click the OTF link, then click each weight, the click the “Download” button, then go back, click the next weight… but it’s a good font. Plus free.)