I created my research book as part of my FMP work. Its aim is to summarise all of what we have researched in order to arrive at our final outcome. I have taken time to look at my book from last year and decipher what I could have made better. My main concern was that last year I sent it away to be printed and all of my bleeds and borders were off. It was for this reason that this year I decided to bind it.
My overall layout would be simple, each image would get one page or a double page spread as I feel the visual is just as crucial as the writing, then on the opposite page of the single layouts would be paragraphs taken from the blog which I have adapted and shorted for them to be easily read by the reader.
I created my research book on Indesign as I felt this was the most suitable platform and the one I am most comfortable in. After completing a “first draft” of my book. I printed off a PDF of my work in order to figure out any gaps and anything that did not match up.
Below are some sample pages of my draft
After completing the correction of the draft, I realised I needed to add a page that would summarise the intent of my final piece. Alongside this I noticed that my bleed lines where the spine would be were a little too small, it was for this reason I decided to increase them.