April 17, 2011

Lecture Notes: Week 04 » The Static and Kinetic Screen, Module 2

March 23, 2011

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Module 2 of week four’s lecture goes back to Polaine’s quote in Module 1 where he states that interactive design is “about making complicated things easier and more pleasurable to use.” Module 2 explores how this is made possible through Visual Hierarchy. When dealing with Infographics or Information Design, visual hierarchy helps users navigate around […]

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Lecture Notes: Week 04 » The Static and Kinetic Screen, Module 1

March 23, 2011

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Week four’s lecture focused on connecting print media (static) to interactive design. Greg Hughes starts the lecture off by introducing us to a guy called Andy Polaine who describes himself as: “an experience designer focusing on playful interactions and service design research”. Andy Polaine says that Interactive Designers design interactions between people, machines and screens […]

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Planning Tools: Moodboard

March 22, 2011

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Information/Instructional Design: Example

March 22, 2011

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Map of the London Underground <http://www.europeanunionmaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2010-london-underground-map.jpg> Maps are generally good examples of Information Design as it takes complex routes and roads, or in this case, railways and presents it to the audience/user in a more comprehensible manner. The London Underground map utilizes a colour-coded system to differentiate between the different lines. This schematic system has […]

Information/Instructional Design: Definition

March 21, 2011

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Information Design refers to an approach in design that takes complex data and transforms it into information that is easily understood and comprehensible by a wide range of people. This is generally done through a variety of ‘design methodologies’ including but not limiting to: graphic design, instructional design, illustration, interface design and interactive design. Instructional […]

Lecture Notes: Week 3 » User Persona, Artefact Persona and Scenario Planning

March 19, 2011

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Week three’s lecture is split up into two parts the first part deals with the different stages of the design process and the second part talks about user persona, artefact persona and scenarios. Part 02 – User Persona, Artefact Persona and Scenario Planning The second part of week three’s lecture talks about user persona, artefact […]

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