Project 1: Menu

  1. What did you learn? I learned how to use InDesign in order to create a restaurant menu and table tent. I have never used InDesign before, so this was definitely a new experience.
  2. What was easy? The easiest part of this project was picking a color scheme that I thought looked good and was appropriate.
  3. What was challenging? The most challenging part was learning the ins and outs of InDesign in order to create a menu that I found satisfied the task I was given.
  4. How could your submission be improved? I think my submission could be improved by finding a way to make the text pop on the table tent a little bit more. If it were used in real life, I would imagine that it would be difficult to read for some people, so I think attempting to alter the look would be a good decision.
  5. How could the professor improve the assignment? I think the assignment could be improve if there were more real life examples brought to class to demonstrate a final product.
  6. How might you apply your knowledge in future assignments or work scenarios?  I now have a fairly solid understanding of InDesign that I can expand upon as I involve myself with more projects. Also, in the scenario that I am tasked with designing a menu for a restaurant, I would now have the experience necessary in order to take on that project.
  7. How did a specific reading or video inspire or help you? I watched this video designing a good menu, and tried to keep some of the tips in mind while designing my own: