I’m Ann, one of the Code School designers. I’d like to give you a design preview of our upcoming course, Shaping Up With Angular.js. I really enjoyed creating the brand for this course, and thought I’d share a few of my sketches and ideas from the course design process.
If you’ve ever been curious about string theory, and you happen to study the subject for some fun, you may have stumbled upon a book called “Flatland.” It describes the life and times of various shapes existing only in two-dimensional space. Our course characters, the Flatlanders, are two-dimensional, but have figured out a way to make a living in the third and fourth dimensions. Geniuses.
To create a home for these Flatlanders, I developed initial sketches based on simple shapes. Some of my sketching exercises were structured, while others were more organic; different worlds evolved, and I opted for the more free-flowing landscapes.
After the Flatlanders figure out the new dimensions they can make, I imagined them living here in organic, Angular cities with crystal spaceships and podded transportation systems. Their world exists in a binary star system; everything is bright.
Flatlanders have mastered manipulation in the third dimension, allowing them to create gems for sale in their store. I wanted these to be gorgeous pieces of eye candy, and something you would hope to find on a day out with your Goonie friends.
I hope this visual preview of our upcoming Angular course gets you even more excited for its release. If you have any string theory questions, it’s not going to put those to rest, but this latest Code School course will lead you through the basics of building a real-world application with Angular, while learning all about Controllers, Directives, Services, and the points and edges that make Angular so great.