The assignment was to design for the word tense.

“Building on the form classes, you can use both basic and complex shapes to illustrate the concept, but this week we’ll focus on color. Come to class with two identical prints, with the only difference being the color choices. First choose a color scheme that you think is bad for your specific design. Based on those findings, choose another color scheme that you think is a good fit.

Bonus info: you are not allowed to hardcode the color values. The two sketches have to look different every time they run. This will hopefully teach you to think in systems of color instead of just color.”

This is what I came up with –

Color scheme that does not add tension to the design:

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Colors scheme that adds tension to the design:

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 9.54.14 AM

The code used is the same on both designs, except  for the color schemes I used.