After a few months we have managed to compress the film we made during our ‘video prototyping’ week. The film is a simple concept video for a service called ‘keyless’
Archive for December, 2008
InspireUX is a really great blog that post quotes related to user experience design. It is a great reference to have. Each quote posted focuses on the impact that user experience can have on the people living in our world today. I highly recommend you have a look at it if you haven’t already.
This is one quote i really love…..It links back to a lot of what we have been talking about at CIID. You must not be precious about your ideas……at the end of the day our biggest aim is create the best possible solution and experience for the end user . The power of working in teams with people from diverse backgrounds is so immense…..we must take advantage of this amazing opportunity we have given!!! and do good with it!!!
As its getting close to the end of term i thought i would just say a big merry christmas to everyone that i will probally not see for the next wee while. Have a great holiday and new year!!!
Last night we had our christmas party at CIID…..It was awesome! we had a mixture of tradditional danish food and some dishes from our home countries. We also had a photo booth, that projected the images throughout the night…..so much fun! Here are some of the shots 🙂
Today i had a lovely morning baking scottish shortbread for the CIID christmas party tonight…..I wanted to record this as it is the first time I have done it in my life, after living in scotland for 23 years! I obviously needed to move to copenhagen to be inspired to go back to my scottish roots!
For the last 5 days we have been working on a data visualization project with guidance from shawn and david. The aim of the project was to choose a UNdata set and develop it into visual representation using flash. We wanted to create a program that would allow us to explore the data, learn from it and raise questions that we could research further.
Myself and Sid (my partner for the project) decided to choose two sets of data to compare…these were the use of internet (per 100) and the use of personal computers (per 100) we narrowed our data set down to ten counties across 15 years. We represented our data using very visual icons, that we felt people could relate to and familiar with. We created two filters so you could either sort by specific countries or by different levels of computer/internet usage….The design was fully programed using actionscript and working…but her are some screen shots of our visualization. (i’m not sure how to get a swf on wordpress!!)
each man representing 1% of population
symbols scaling depending on internet/computer usage
different symbols for filters
By being able to play around and see the data vizualy it was amazing to see the data come to life and see patterns and unexpected occurances. A few very important points that we learnt from our critique were……. always remember the usability of your interface, how will people understand it if is there first time using it….Being able to compare different sets of data on one page is great for comparisons……….always remember to display all the basic information before going deeper.
The last week has been great…….i am really happy that we were given this opportunity to learn flash…it felt very worthwhile. Flash seems like a very powerful tool especially when it comes to design interactive screen based designs.
My friend Kevin pointed this out to me…..i love it!
“Imagine for a moment, that we never invented the computer. That idea simply never came into our minds. Then imagine for a moment that we still evolved in all other areas.
Adobe still invented a great designer’s tool call Photoshop. They just didn’t imagine it to be used on a computer. How would that work? Here is how…”
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