Liz Collins León

ScribDen

This is a quick breakdown on the design process used in building the prototype for ScribDen, a mobile-first BBS application focused on discussion, understanding, and accessibility.

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Designing the Logo

Designing the Logo

After some initial explorations, we decided the logo needed to be something that was simple, had low-performance load, and embodied some element of the BBS era. Bullentin Board Systems had drastic graphic limitations due to restrictive connections and technology. Made by creatively assembling text, ASCII art became the answer for these homepages, and thus inspired our ultimate logo.

Assets

Assets

Instead of images or icons, all graphics for the ScribDen prototype were created using a combination of text and CSS styles, which resulted in a minimal, clean style reminiscent of the BBS era.

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Navigation

Navigation

To minimize performance costs at as many points as possible, all graphics were eliminated, and we were restricted to only system fonts for the minimum viable product. Users could also navigate the application using the nav letters as keyboard commands (e.g. 'R' for 'Recent').

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