Making a book activity 3: what do you want your diary to look like?
Here’s two pages from the diary in three different designs. Which one do you like best? Please tell us in the comments below which design you’d like to choose for our diary and why you’ve picked that one.
When we’re deciding what the diary will look like, who do we need to be thinking about? Who’s going to be using the diary? They’re going to have to like it! But it’s going to be mothers and daughters together so how do we make sure it appeals to both of them? And won’t it depend on how old the girls are and what sort of styles they like? Then we need to think about the design of the book fitting with Tanja’s pictures, the dog and the dragon. So many things to consider!
Three designs to choose from – vote in comments.
What are these pages for?
These two pages are for planning your Mother-Daughter Dates
How do you organise your life? Do you like making lists? Do you prefer to allow things to unfold? Perhaps you’re best when there’s a deadline, or do you prefer to organise yourself in advance… We all have our own way of organising our lives and there’s no right or wrong way. What’s interesting is when two people want to organise something together and if they each organise differently.
When arranging your Mother-Daughter Date you’ll need to figure out how to plan together and these pages are designed to help you.
We’re four women creating this diary, along with hundreds of you and we’re learning how to work together too…
Meet Lauren, our graphic designer
Winner: the green one!
We’ve had some great feedback from you, thank you. The green one was a firm favourite but to finalise the overall design we’ve taken into account your comments about all three designs. Take a look at how we’ve used your feedback to make a few more pages of your diary.
The first spread will come at the front of the diary explaining Mother-Daughter Dates. The second and third spreads show you the first two pages that we’ll have each month: a piece of artwork and the theme, followed by that month’s calendar and your planning. There will also be pages to record your date followed by our favourite page, you rate the date!
Please tell us what you think.
Help us to design the front cover in a few weeks time, and coming up this week there’s a colouring-in activity on friendship…