• Sketchbook Mondays: prototyping an A5 folio

    by  • 14 April 2014 • from my notebook • 0 Comments

    This weekend, i noticed that i was going to interviews a lot. I mean quite a lot. Three a week? Maybe that was just a one time thing. Anyway. So it occurred to me that maybe i should get myself a nice present. A nice leather present. Maybe the kind that zips up, contains my notebook, and the iPad, pens and stylus.

    So of course I went to Smythson, where I found this for £335.

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    And then I dropped into Harrod’s, where only one design stood out. It was too small and all plastic, but a good design. (It’s by Ted Baker and barely £30)

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    Later, pausing for coffee, I stole a page off my partner’s notebook and pocketmodded it. Then i doodled my prototype ideas into it, as if it actually was a folio, in miniature.

    I made two versions of the outside and inside. Photos below.

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    I then bought some leather and (just today, on myfabrics.co.uk) zippers, and am probably going to blog about it on seamstress sophie as i work through it. Total spend so far: £73.

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    Hi, I'm Sophie and I'm a Digital Creative. I care about users, engineering and design, and solve complex problems as a UX Architect. I obsess about information, content, context, and language, as well as design.

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