It would be foolish to argue that Twitter is not, and will not continue to be, one of the fastest and most efficient ways to communicate quickly with one another. Sure it only allows for 140 characters to be expressed, but I find that this regulation is the beauty of the service. Unlike some, I tend to stop and honestly think about what I tweet because of the mere fact I want to be able to express my thoughts in 140 characters, without any further explanation or confusion. It’s a challenge. It’s almost an art form. And for some, it’s their downfall.
I’m currently working on a project that is to be launched in 2012 and it’s quite meaningful to my career. It’s indeed a website, but there’s so much to it…so much representation that needs to be effectively portrayed. It’s not going to be an easy task, but it should be one of the more fun projects of the year. So where do I start? I’ve come up with concepts, I’ve come up with wireframes, I’m just about ready to begin designing.
Is it odd that I start with designing the Twitter page first? I’ve never done this before. However, I did in fact start with the Twitter page for this project. I’ve spent more time on the concept for this page than I have on full websites in the past. It’s important to represent the ability to communicate with others in the most appealing way. 2012 is sure to be yet another year of social media growth. And though Facebook is already massive, I feel Facebook is for friends you never should have been friends with, and Twitter is for friends you should have been friends with all along. I honestly feel Twitter is potentially more powerful than Facebook.
For an agency, an identity, a service, Twitter could potentially be among the top methods used to draw attraction, work, and money. It only makes sense to then pay extra attention to the detail put into a Twitter page. In 2012, I am going to spend more time on the pages that are quickly becoming over saturated; on the designs and iconography that has become universal; on the methods in which we communicate both digitally and physically. And I’m starting by attempting to make a killer Twitter presence on my first big project of the year.
Here are a few shots of design that have inspired me in the process…the first shot is an element I’ve completed that is to be the foundation for the rest of the Twitter space in my current project. They’re some of the many faces of the Twitter bird.