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Marc’s Questionnaire

DES 236 Name: Katarina Countiss What is your ideal job? My ideal job depends on who I am. I am planning on a series of career “upgrades” and explorations. One is “art director” at a design or advertising agency. Another … Continue reading

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What is the role of a UX designer?

Talk by Jay Al Hashal  @objectivejay Today, Jay Al Hashal talked to the class about the role of a UX designer. The Designer is a storyteller. These days stories are transmedial. We consume messages, each others stories from each other, in … Continue reading

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Mixed Metaphors: What are we designing anyway?

Is the first step in design structure or content? I’ve been thinking over the weekend about why Chris in the other EPUB class would be telling us “structure first, then content.” It struck me like a huge lightbulb: there’s an … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life is a Game

  In an email I sent to a friend recently: I hope you find “meaning.” …I think it goes back to that idea that maybe life is a game. You have to decide for yourself what the winning conditions are, … Continue reading

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Web Design: Part 3 Technological Shift

(Left: A still from a class assignment, a promotional video for Seattle Central Community College’s information technology program.)   Part three of a Summary of Erik Fadiman’s Opening Lecture to His Web Design Bootcamp 2012  In Web Design, the newest … Continue reading

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Web Design: Part 2 Design Structure, Html

Part two of a Summary of Erik Fadiman’s Opening Lecture to His Web Design Bootcamp 2012  Simple is good. We are not just visual designers, we also build systems. It’s important to design within the realm of what you can … Continue reading

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