INTRODUCTIONHello everyone! I’m Nikita Tripathi, a sophomore pursuing BTech in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Roorkee. I am the Outreachy '22 (May-Aug) intern and I am responsible for creating a new Badge Template, update the Badges Style Guide and upgrade Badge Artworks, under the guidance of Marie Nordin and Smera Goel.
NEW BADGE TEMPLATE
The ResearchI explored 25 existing digital badges on different platforms in an attempt to get familiar with popular styles and discover the scope of self-improvement.
New TemplateI thought of accommodating, the future possibility of dark mode being enabled for the Fedora websites, in the badges.
Here are a few of the iterations I made:
The first row shows original badges after which, the even rows show unique designs and their corresponding odd rows show the same design but with an inner drop shadow (something we wanted to experiment on)
STYLE GUIDE UPDATESThe original Official Fedora Badges Style Guide is now almost a decade old and over the years many unwritten rules were identified. To accomodate these and to give the style guide a modern refresh, I designed the new style guide:
You may view the light mode version here: link
UPDATING OLD ART
There were some badges that needed updating of the artwork, for which I created original grahics while learning about the fedora aesthetic with my mentors:
It has been awesome working at badges design and I welcome feedback, criticism and suggestions from everyone.
Looking forward to your comments!