Krisna MacDonald
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Blu Dot: Assembly Instructions

They are now as easy as Step 1, Step 2, Step 3.

 

Blu Dot: Assembly Instructions

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One of my first assignments at Blu Dot was to re-design their assembly instructions system. As Blu Dot's business grew, the need for instructions that were more comprehensive and on-brand became more crucial. My role as lead designer was to first design the new format and layout, and then collaborate with engineering in overseeing implementation of the new system across new and existing furniture designs. The new system had to be flexible to accommodate Blu Dot's entire assortment, representative of Blu Dot's level of sophistication, and needed to be simple to create and even simpler to decipher. The resulting assembly instructions were 2-color booklets that were modern, minimal, and utilitarian. 

Design Lead

Krisna MacDonald

Engineering Lead

Alex Doll

Graphic Designer

Kelsey Vetter

 
 

Previous Assembly Notes

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New Assembly Notes

 

 
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Cover art

Iconographic illustrations are featured on the cover with the intention to easily and quickly differentiate one set of instructions from another.

 
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Grid System

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Color Palette

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Typography

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Graphics

Hardware components were re-designed to print legibly at large and small sizes. For assembly graphics, white fills are used to indicate active pieces while blue graphics are used to highlight actions in the assembly process. 

 
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