Saturday, 11 May 2013


I wanted the publication to be contemporary and similar in layout to publications such as crack magazine and loud and quiet, I attempted to incorporate this style whilst designing mine.  The idea is to have the magazine/publication as an insight into digital voyeurism and how accessible information is to people on Facebook, targeted at 18 -34 years old, especially people in their twenties as this age group, as proved by figures, are the age group that use Facebook the most.

sections of book:

first part: introduction to digital voyeurism and an intro into the impact of social networking

second part: individual case studies highlighting the amount of information available to people through Facebook 

For  the opening page of each individuals profile I wanted to have a 'newsfeed section as this is the opening page when you log onto facebook, with the heading 'whats on your mind?' as this is the heading that appears when you write a status.  Then as the newsfeed I would have a selection of statuses presented over the years from the individual with the date.

I have addressed the 'whats on your mind?' with the individuals name and have laid out the different statuses in a random order:
I then selected an individual photo of each person and put a black line across their face to hide their identity, this is the opening page to each persons profile, this hides their identity and then as you turn the page to reveal information about the individual their identity will be revealed.
I decided to change the way the newsfeed page was laid out, this way works more as a system, as though you are posting the status to facebook rather than a random order which looked quite messy.
This is the final layout of the opening page for my first person, this is the double page spread where you are introduced, reading a list of past statuses and a disguised photograph with the persons name and where they are located.
I have arranged this header and footer to go on each page, making reference to facebook and adding context to the publication.
The next page is where the information about the individual is revealed, so the 'about' section which reads basic information such as location, education, work, like and dislikes and places that the person as visited in the last couple of years, who they were with and where they went.  This is laid out in a profile page display to imitate a facebook layout.
Adding a photo where you can see what the individual looks like, as you turn the page from the opening front page of each person more and more is revealed about them.
 I think it works better when the photos are overlaid with text, this is more an editiorial style layout and allows more information to be displayed.

I wanted to keep the text side of the publication simple, using a basic grid layout, with white space and limited information so the reader can get a quick understanding of what the publication is actually about.

An explanation of what digital voyeurism is, followed by a quote on the opposite page to support the theory.
This is the page that moves on from the introduction to support the content of the publication with stats, facts and figures.  I initially thought infographics would be the best way to display this information but I didn't think it would look consistent throughout the book so I decided to display it in a newsfeed style.  I have also taken the colour from facebook and used it with a lowered opacity to title headings.
I have focused on four different people, each person have 3 double page spreads about them, including images and information about them from their timeline.  This is the final page of each individuals profile, a laid out timeline including random events and images, an insight into the persons life.

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