White Space is not your Enemy by Kim Golombisky and Rebecca Hagen, a Book Review

May 27, 2018 2 Comments

A review of White Space is not your Enemy.

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Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter, a Book Review

May 27, 2018 2 Comments

A review of Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter.

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Color Theory, Part 4

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Color Theory, Part 4 Color Theory, Part 4 – If you are interested in creating your own covers, or if you are a part of selecting your cover in your published work, you need to understand color theory. What does it mean when you add blue to your cover? The basics Color theory is the […]

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Color Theory, Part 3

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Color Theory, Part 3 For color Theory, Part 3 – If you want to create your own covers, or if you are a part of selecting your cover in your published work, you need to understand color theory. What happens when you select a cover color predominantly from the family of yellows? The basics of […]

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Color Theory, Part 2

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Color Theory, Part 2 Color Theory, Part 2 – If you want to create your own covers, or if you are a part of selecting your cover in your published work, you need to understand color theory. The basics of color theory, part 2 Color theory is the associations and impressions we get when confronted […]

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Book Review – Communicating Design by Dan M. Brown

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Communicating Design by Dan M. Brown As a part of the required readings for my User-Centered Design course at Quinnipiac University, I purchased Communicating Design by Dan M. Brown. The book is … okay. Communicating Design User-centered design is the act of putting together websites in a way that users will understand them quickly. The last […]

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Book Review: Killer UX Design by Jodie Moule

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Book Review: Killer UX Design by Jodie Moule Killer UX Design by Jodie Moule is a decent beginning book on user-centered design. The process of user-centered design (at least, according to Ms. Moule) is close to iterative software development. I believe anyone familiar with iterative software development might not need all of the basic information […]

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Quinnipiac Assignment 02 – ICM 502 – Information Design Common to Biblical Texts

May 27, 2018 1 Comment

ICM 502 – Information Design Common to Biblical Texts Biblical texts are fascinating, as are their designs. What we today might consider to be problematic designs were much more typical years ago, particularly in the area of holy texts. That’s not so surprising when you consider that bibles were in far wider circulation before the […]

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Quinnipiac Assignment 01 – ICM 502 – What is Information? What is the Role of Design in how we Receive Information?

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What is Information? BusinessDictionary.com says information is: “Data that is (1) accurate and timely, (2) specific and organized for a purpose, (3) presented within a context that gives it meaning and relevance, and (4) can lead to an increase in understanding and decrease in uncertainty.” But is that all there is? The first part of […]

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Wireframing and Paper Prototyping

May 27, 2018 1 Comment

Wireframing and Paper Prototyping What is Wireframing? As Daniel M. Brown says in Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (2nd edition) (Page 166), Wireframes describe the contents of a web page and their relative priorities. They help the project team envision the functionality and behavior of different screens, or more commonly, […]

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