CHRIS HALASKA

INTERACTION DESIGNER



INTEL

MY BUSINESS YEAR

The purpose of this site was to show the user how out-of-date their computer is in an effort to get them to purchase a newer and faster model. The project achieved this by running a series on in-browser diagnostics to check what version of operating system, internet browser etc they were using, and then asking them a series of questions to determine what year they were doing business in. The site then displayed that year with a type treatment and several random facts relating to that time.

I worked closely with the developer on this project from the start so as I was developing the style we were also testing and improving the way the site worked. We did this by creating a clickable prototype which then turned into a working prototype which allowed us to test and improve the functionality, and then eventually this became the working live site.

Client
INTEL

Role
SENIOR DESIGNER

Agency
THE MONKEYS








THE DESIGN PROCESS

Here are a few screens to show you the design process I undertook while designing this site. From the initial grid sytem to colour variations, interface styles, typography treatments and layout.




CUSTOM FONT

After experimenting with several different hand-written fonts I couldn't find any that suited the style of the site, was readable, and looked good so I decided to create my own. Using my Wacom tablet I hand drew every letter and punctuation mark into illustrator, cleaned up the lines and edited the bits I wasn't happy with, and then converted those vector lines into a font file using the program 'Glyphs'. After I was happy with the font I named it 'Halaska Hand' and converted it to a webfont so it could be used on the site.