Category Archives: Design

Recreating the Past in Space and Sound

I visited Hunt Library tonight and experienced the results of the ongoing multi-phase project of North Carolina State University’s Communication department, called the The Virtual Martin Luther King project. There were over 40 of us at the gathering to experience … Continue reading

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Prototyping in 4D

After remembering veterans on November 11th, it was fun to join a group of fellow user experience professionals for a night out later in the week on a less solemn occasion. World Usability Day provided the opportunity to get together … Continue reading

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Short Post for Short Films

NCSU doesn’t advertise this much but the Student Short Film Showcase, an event at which students showed their short films, short animations, and short videos, was an entertaining evening of creativity and exploration, of both art and communication. There was … Continue reading

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Easing – An Essential Skill

The most recent Refresh the Triangle Meetup was insightful, fun, and, well, refreshing. Once Upon a Timeline: HTML5/CSS3 tools for cross-platform interactive animations was an informative presentation with a happy ending. Adam Winsor (illustrator, animator, and visual storyteller) introduced us … Continue reading

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War Memorial as Text

For this Memorial Day, I visited a new war memorial that was recently dedicated here in Garner, North Carolina. Walking in the Garner Veterans Memorial is a beautiful and educational moment. It is set near the entrance in the lovely … Continue reading

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Micro-Momentum and Designing Interaction

At a recent TriUXPA meeting, we listened to a recorded webinar by Stephen Anderson (thanks UIE) about Designing for Micro-moments. One of his themes was that interactions (as in user interaction with a web site or web application) is a … Continue reading

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Interactivity in Instruction

There are some key features to instructional design that are not in, say, documentation or support, and that’s what makes it interesting. I’m not a full-time instructional designer, but I have this idea that there is something fundamental that separates … Continue reading

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Mobile Feast

In keeping with what he has written in Mobile First, Luke Wroblewski, alias @LukeW, presented some great ideas about web interface design. He is a proponent of considering mobile devices and considering them first when designing web sites. At the … Continue reading

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Protoblocking: Using HTML Blocks for Modular Prototyping

A bunch of us met at Capstrat in Raleigh to see the latest webinar sponsored locally by TriUXPA. The webinar speaker, Nathan Curtis, from EightShapes, talked about building HTML prototypes. His talk was titled “Start Full Screen: Organize, Communicate, & … Continue reading

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Designing is Getting Touchy

Introduction Last Thursday, I joined other local TriUPA members and listened to Josh Clark‘s webinar titled “Buttons are a Hack”. He ostensibly was trying to get us to do more with gestures and less with traditional windows controls, menus, and … Continue reading

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Web Analysis Project

There are many ways to interpret a web site. Through user interfaces, design patterns, business achievements, and social acceptance, one can obtain a general and sufficient understanding of a web site and what it has to offer. I am developing … Continue reading

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Succint On-Site Online Survey

Recently Brian Calder asked me to participate in the beta program of a really cool mini-survey tool called Xurtle. http://blog.xurtle.com/beta-program See the survey on the right side of this blog – it’s a survey I created using Xurtle. This is … Continue reading

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Compendiumania

Isn’t there just this urge to organize and systematize information? If only we could get it all under control. Well I have a small idea in that regard. I came across Clive Shepherd’s blog whose latest blog posts about informal … Continue reading

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