A new visual identity for the DRLab
News | 30 July 2020
In the last months of 2019, the DRLab redesigned its coordinated image, with the aim of making its identity clear and understandable.
Referring to its mission and vision, the DRLab team has developed a design concept based on three fundamental directions:
- citizen involvement in respect of constant dialogue;
- experimentation of models of democratic participation in the direction of human-centred project autonomy;
- understanding and enhancing the complexity of the Trentino area in favor of innovation.
The new logo, built on a square base, is composed of 9 circular elements, arranged on 3 lines and 3 columns. The circular elements are random and all identical circumferences, except for those positioned along the diagonal, which goes from the lower left corner to the upper right corner, which instead have different sizes in ascending order. The last, the largest, borders on the base grid giving the logo the fundamental reference to thinking outside the box. The result is a versatile logo, graphically simple but full of meaning.
The value modules
Starting from the logo construction grid, and keeping the basic structure constant - sizes, distances, proportions - different substructures based on diagonals, tangents or symmetries have been designed. The set of symbols, to which different meanings have been attributed, has become the DRLab language in a relationship of coherent relationship with the logo.
Nine modules were selected which, individually valid, together represent both the values to which the DRLab refers and their necessary interconnection, as well as the complexity and dynamism of the DRLab's activities.
The DRLab toolkit
News | April 09, 2020
The DRLab offers its own toolkit in open source.
The DRLab toolkit presents a selection of design tools including the ones characterizing service design as a design practice.The selection is the result of research activity in the lab aimed at:
- selecting reading material for design research
- optimizing the same material in order to activate inclusive experiments on a local level
- analysing activities of an empirical nature carried out by the DRLab team.
Each tool has been designed to facilitate its use even by non-expert users; each tool is made up of:
1. introduction to the tool
3. downloadable template
4. Example of a pre-filled form.
Download the tools package or the individual models according to your design needs.