Archive for December, 2008

keyless video

December 18, 2008

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’

My wordle

December 15, 2008

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inspireUX

December 15, 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.

www.inspireux.com

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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!!!

Glaedelig Jul

December 15, 2008

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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!!!

Party time….

December 14, 2008

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 🙂

Scottish shortbread

December 13, 2008

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!

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Saab Radio

December 12, 2008

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saabclock11This is a really cool design by Sang Hoon Lee . He has created this little thing……. an FM radio built into a  little wood car. When you drive forward you turn up the music and and turn it down again by going in reverse. Lovely design!

data vizualization 2

December 12, 2008

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!!)

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each man representing 1% of population

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symbols scaling depending on internet/computer usage

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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.

Offline Photoshop

December 4, 2008

My friend Kevin pointed this out to me…..i love it!

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“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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My first drawing

December 4, 2008

A few of my first sketches i build using actionscript code in flex builder 🙂 These images areal random but today we are using UN data to start our proper visualizations!

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