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Creating Concept Sketches for Game Developers: Sketches that inform and inspire
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective of this project is to understand how information design– specifically informative illustration– can contribute to producing concept sketches for a science-fiction/puzzle game called Sky’s Edge.

Through theoretical studies and research methods, I aimed to deepen my understanding of what makes a concept image a good one, and from that, I aimed to determine how informative illustration can help in designing and sketching the ideas that the job requester needed.

The conducted theoretical studies indicated that a good concept image is one that contains ideas which are easily understood/communicated, can inspire the team, and in turn generate further discussion. They also revealed the vast advantages of thumbnail sketching– which can lead to the development of stronger ideas and compositions. Refined sketches and drawings are produced thereafter to present these ideas to the development team.

The purpose of the resulting collection of concept images was to unify the visual direction of the team responsible for developing the game.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
information design, concept image, illustration, game development, design, sketching, communication, idea, storytelling, environment design
Keyword [sv]
informationsdesign, koncept bild, illustration, dataspel utveckling, design, skiss, kommunikation, idea, storytelling, environment design
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Other Engineering and Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35263OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-35263DiVA: diva2:1092028
Subject / course
Information Design
Presentation
2016-05-02, C105, Mälardalens Högskola, 631 05, Eskilstuna, 18:23 (English)
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Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2017-04-28 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved

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