A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8.5
C. Engagement - 9
DesignEvo: A Tool for Creative Projects
Summary : Making Logos Has Never Been Easier!
DesignEvo is a website for creating logos. To begin, users must launch the website and then click the “Make a Logo for Free” button. A workspace will then load, and users can create their logo by first searching for an image by entering a search term in the “Icon” box. DesignEvo will then load images that match the term, and users can insert images into their logo by clicking them. The image will then load onto the canvas on the right, and users can customize the color, positioning, and opacity using the buttons on the top of the screen. Users can also position the image by clicking it and dragging it into place on the canvas, or clicking the image and then one of its corners to resize it.
Similar to adding images, users can add text and shapes with the options on the left. For these different features, users simply need to click the feature on the left side of the screen, choose the one they want, and then click it to add to the canvas. Once on the canvas, the text or image can be customized using the buttons on the top of the screen.
After adding the content to the canvas, users can click the “Background” and “Layout” buttons on the top of the screen to make additional changes to the canvas and the positioning of content that is on it. Finally, users can click the “Preview” button to see how their logo may look in different contexts (e.g., on a letterhead, business card, etc.). When finished, users can click the “Download” button to access an embed code or post it to their social media channels. If users encounter challenges with those features, they can always take a screenshot of their logo and save that.
Instructional Ideas for DesignEvo
- As an icebreaker activity at the beginning of the year, teachers can have students use this website to create a logo that represents themselves. Next, students can post their logo to a Padlet board and add some commentary that explains why they created that logo and how it represents themselves. Students can then view their classmates’ logos and explanations as a way to learn about each other.
- As part of a creative assignment, teachers can have students develop a business plan for a company they brainstormed. As part of that business plan, students can use this website to create a logo for it. Then, when students present their business plan, they can share this logo as well.
- After reading about a character, business, or other entity, teachers can have students create a logo using this website that represents the topic. Students can then share their rationale for why they created the logo they did and how it represents the topic.
- As a community building assignment, teachers can have students use this website to create a family crest. Students can then printout their crests and explain, either orally or in text, how and why the crest represents their family.
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|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
Screenshots of DesignEvo