Web design – alphabet soup!
- The web as multimedia – text and images
- Group exercise
- If you did not complete the surveys last week, please do so by 8 am Friday. Links are below.
- Moodle and Connect tips
- Survey results (in PPT)
The web as multimedia – text and images
- Line width
- Line height
- Point size
- Different from legibility
- A reminder about type faces
- Skills survey (please complete both by 8 am Friday if you did not do this last week)
- Are you ready for learning online?
Individual exercise – introductions
- Login to Moodle Forums and continue your introductions
- Subject line: the name you wish us to call you and three words/phrases that reflect your interests (may or may not be related to course work
- Example: Kathy – user experience, digital evangelist, motorcyclist
- Body of the post: tell us a bit about your background – what you do, how you got to Seattle – and specific goals for the certificate/course. What are your preliminary thoughts about the website you will be designing as part of this certificate? If you don’t have a specific project in mind, I encourage you to consider designing a personal portfolio site: we all need one in this age.
Individual exercise – respond to readings
- Login to Moodle Forum for this week’s reading
- Respond to at least four of your classmates
- Answer any responses to your post
- Please do this by 8 am Monday
- CSS Zen Garden (demo)
We have to train our brains to analyze.
(This is the core of tonight’s work and the assignment for next week).
We are going to begin work by conducting an “expert review.” Questions include:
- What is this site about? How would you explain it to a friend?
- Who do you think is its audience? Why are they visiting this site?
- Observations on design, navigation – does the interface make it easy for a person to do what she wants to do?
- Resultant suggestions for the designer
Sites for tonight (pick one)
Groups (for tonight) are triads – hopefully there won’t be two people absent from one group
- Triads (and one quad)
- Tonight’s recordings (login required): Video1 | Video2 | Video3
- Hypertext theory : Literature review
- Navigation: Guidelines for designing web navigation (pdf)
- Hypertext and web applications
Your resources from tonight’s lead-in poll:
- awwwards.com for inspiration
- MDN on HTML
- Pinterest.com for inspiration
- UW’s UX team blog
- Inspect element (browser function)