Ellis Muddle | Invisible Cities
Ellis Muddle | Invisible Cities
Ellis Muddle | Invisible Cities
Ellis Muddle | Invisible Cities
Ellis Muddle | Invisible Cities
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ELLIS MUDDLE

Hello, I’m Ellis, a recent Graphic Design graduate from the University of Portsmouth. I am a curious, passionate designer and like to create interactive digital experiences that challenge what we are comfortable with. My interests are in UX/UI design, editorial design, illustration and motion design.

ISTD Invisible Cities

The ISTD Invisible Cities brief asked us to radically retell the book ‘Invisible Cities’ by using typography to visually explore the cities, reflecting their characteristics and idiosyncrasies. 

 

Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities is a series of conversations from Marco Polo to Kublai Khan. As Marco travels, his job is to describe his journey. With my app, readers are immersed into the fictional world. 

 

I created a new interactive reading experience to help grow reading on a phone. Through this interface, a story is not just told with written words, but also with animated and interactive elements. The app is targeted towards smart phone users that are visual and tactile learners, who like to read and explore narratives. The app engages the audience by problem solving their way around each city. The way you interact with the chapter depends on the city’s storyline; each city has a personality of its own. 

 

I have designed 5 cities across the many chapters, specifically focusing on the cities of Cities and Signs. Each city has a different identity and personality with different puzzles to solve as you navigate the book. The app has an intuitive navigation where the user can easily see the cities and their unique logos. The cities can be read in any order and can be personalised to view in a wide range of formats for example colour, size, interactivity are customisable to suit the reader’s needs and make it an easier reading experience.

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