Lecture Notes: Week 3 » The Interactive Design Process Overview

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, artifact persona and scenarios. Part 01 – The Interactive Design Process Overview Sarah Waterson presents us with a diagram that outlines the many stages that are […]

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Interactive Design: Examples

March 14, 2011

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OMGPOP // Online Flash Games <http://www.omgpop.com> OMGPOP is a site that hosts a large number of online multiplayer games. Once registered, members will be assigned their own profile page which they can then customise with information about themselves. OMGPOP also allows members to ‘friend’ other people and like Facebook, utilises a ‘wall’ function where friends […]

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Interactive Design: Definition

March 14, 2011

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Interaction Design or IxD is essentially about creating user experiences that enhance and extend on the way we interact, communicate and work. It is about building systems and platforms that allows interaction between product/service and it’s users. IxD aims to build meaningful relationships between people and the product/services they use. Gillian Crampton Smith defines Interaction […]

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Lecture Notes: Week 2 » Interactive Design

March 13, 2011

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“Designing interactive products to support people in their everyday and working lives.” — Sharp, Rogers & Preece “The Design for Human Communication and Interaction.” — Winograd Interactive Design’s second lecture was an introduction to Interaction Design. It begins with the five ‘key design areas’ of Interaction Design, which are: Interactivity, Information Architecture, Time and Motion, […]

Planning Tools: How To Make Toast » Storyboard

March 10, 2011

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This is the first page – a splash page introducing the aim (how to make toast) to the user. Users are asked to click the ‘click here to begin’ button on the bottom right hand corner. Once the ‘lets begin’ button is clicked the button fades out and main graphic smoothly slides to the top […]

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Planning Tools: How To Make Toast » Flowchart

March 9, 2011

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Below is a flowchart based on the Step-by-Step Guide to Making Toast! Sources Parekh, Alan. Hacked Gadgets: CNC Toast Graphics. Web. 26 April 2007.<http://hackedgadgets.com/2007/04/26/cnc-toast-graphics/&gt;.

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Planning Tools: How To Make Toast » Step-by-Step Guide

March 9, 2011

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This is probably the first time I had to actually think about making toast. Plug in toaster Switch powerpoint on Check to see if heat control is adjusted Adjust heat control by turning the dial Place bread into toaster (is heat control adjusted?) Push latch knob down Wait Switch off powerpoint Unplug toaster Remove toast […]

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