What is…. Pareodolia?

IMG_7816 IMG_7817 IMG_7818 (1) IMG_7819Some of you may ask “What is pareidolia?” and honestly if I was you I’d be asking the same question but to allow myself to have a better understand of what this means, I myself decided to do some research to help me understand what Pareidolia actually is.

From what I’ve read and come to understand in my own words Pareidolia means to look at something and see something else within it. If that was worded stupidly here’s an example, say you look at a tree just any old average tree, but because of the way the bark has grown, you yourself in your mind pictures something else, most commonly it will be a face. All that what I’ve explained is called Paredolia.

From I created concepts from this, by drawing lines on a page and then looking at them to see what I could create out of them. The images above are just thumbnail sketches and from drawings lines on a page. But from this I will experiment more with this method to see what images I could come up with and help me with further work.

Game Console Infograph

Game Console Infograph

To get me introduced into my course I was asked to create an infograph on a chosen subject, which mine was games consoles. So for this I started from the beginning which for me was the first games consoles that was invented and i went from there in chronological order. I then decided to talk about how games could potentially develop into, such as virtual reality.

Games consoles Infographic-01

This is my finished infograph, which I created through Adobe Illustrator, which over all I found can be challenging to work with. But overall I think I created a working inforgraph that easily got the information across. But I do think I could have been more creative when designing my infograph, before example I could have added a better background, created a easier way of writing the information so that it flows better and finally the images could have sat next to the writing better.

You can find more information about these consoles and how they changed the gaming industry from these linked listed:

http://piktochart.com/layout-cheat-sheet-making-the-best-out-of-visual-arrangement/

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/evolution-of-home-video-game-consoles-1967-2011/

The Ultimate History of Video Games, Steven L. Kent

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/01/atari-pong-review/

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/07/hardware_classics_sega_master_system

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/4583/commodore-amiga-cd32/

http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/accessories/kinect-for-xbox-one#fbid=rOoQ7oSSKNN

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/accessories/playstation-move/