Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Degree project- Rapid Experiments

I'm going through questions that I want to test and see how a person that could be coming to this website would see for the first time. Before, diving in with what should be in the website I need to go over how I want the website to look and how it should be navigated through by the various users that will be interacting with the website. I really want to make sure that the web environment fits with the information. This means I will have to test the use of Fonts to see how the reaction of the user so different fonts to give the user a specific feeling for the information. Also, The wording the of the content is crucial for the understand the information in a specific way. I want to show the content in a range of hierarchy the most important information to the least important. So the information they should know first and foremost is provided at the beginning and not half way though a sentence or the website. Besides the web content their is an issue of knowing what colors help to back up the emotions that are conveyed within the content.

So the list follows:

Website layout prototype through paper prototyping

Font choice

Structure of sentences to provide the different informational needs :ethos, logos, and pathos.

Hierarchy is important for information relay what is most to least important I need to test and see if others agree with this process and the choices made in the structure of the website.

I will also look into what colors help to provide back up for the information and over all esthetic of the website.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

degree project: Question

I thought this was a good that I was able to talk to someone that really didn't know what my project was about. This was because I had the ability to hear my idea from another person with a fresh perspective. I found that we had to work together to come up with an end result to a question that seemed so simple.

My Question: "How can information architecture aid in the education of suicide prevention to potential suicide victims and parties interested in helping?"

Alicia question:"How can a design system aid interaction between middle school students of different cultures in learning about one another and preventing prejudices early in life?"

I new from a kid that I wanted to be an artist. I would set smaller goals such as graduate high school, get into a good college. Now that I am almost done with college its about the big goals that seem endless. I would have to say I know I never want to truly grow up. I wanna keep that young perspective in life and look at things from interesting perspectives. I really love learning about new things. So I wanna show other students that its possible to enjoy gaining an education. So on that note I really wanna teach graphic design. So I wanna gain some experience in hopes to apply to some schools to gain my masters in Art an design. I hope while I'm in school I can hold a job and gain clients on the side. These clients I hope can be brought over when I get ready to teach. So that i can own my own business. If that doesn't work out i would like to be a Graphic Designer that teams up with different studios for jobs. So when I'm teaching I still get to do the things I love which is art and design.

So my over all ream is to become a teacher and to do graphic design when ever possible.

Degree Project

My dream career is to own my own business so i have flexible times to have the ability to teach graphic design classes in a four year college.