Title

Perfect Pair

Lead Author Major

Graphic Design

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

This project blossomed out of my love for wine and my dislike for when people are unable to pair it with food. My goal was to create an easy way for people to figure out what type of wine to pair with their food. I figured the easiest way to do this was through a phone application. My target audience are non-tech-savvy people between the ages of 21–60, who are in a rush. The easiest way to appeal to this audience was to create buttons for the user to click that would lead them to their entrée within a maximum of four clicks. The page presenting your food and wine gives a description of the wine as well as why it pairs best with the type of food you will be cooking. Wine is generally known for being a classy drink, so I made the theme of the application somewhat classy with a soft, violin soundtrack. I also created a book with tabs. The book’s tabs are labelled with different foods the user may be making, and each entrée offers a longer description of the wine and why it is a good choice for the food. The tabs serve as a quick visual and easy access in case the user is in a hurry, and the longer descriptions offer better reading material for people interested in wine who would rather not read via the phone. The big challenges I faced were challenges regarding the application. It was the first phone application I had ever created, and the detail and drawing I put into the app were very tedious. I also got reminded several times that I am not good at saving my work, and having to force quit unsaved work is really lame.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

16-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2014 8:00 PM

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Perfect Pair

Reynolds Art Gallery

This project blossomed out of my love for wine and my dislike for when people are unable to pair it with food. My goal was to create an easy way for people to figure out what type of wine to pair with their food. I figured the easiest way to do this was through a phone application. My target audience are non-tech-savvy people between the ages of 21–60, who are in a rush. The easiest way to appeal to this audience was to create buttons for the user to click that would lead them to their entrée within a maximum of four clicks. The page presenting your food and wine gives a description of the wine as well as why it pairs best with the type of food you will be cooking. Wine is generally known for being a classy drink, so I made the theme of the application somewhat classy with a soft, violin soundtrack. I also created a book with tabs. The book’s tabs are labelled with different foods the user may be making, and each entrée offers a longer description of the wine and why it is a good choice for the food. The tabs serve as a quick visual and easy access in case the user is in a hurry, and the longer descriptions offer better reading material for people interested in wine who would rather not read via the phone. The big challenges I faced were challenges regarding the application. It was the first phone application I had ever created, and the detail and drawing I put into the app were very tedious. I also got reminded several times that I am not good at saving my work, and having to force quit unsaved work is really lame.