Week 9 Class Activity

In this week’s class activity we had our logos critiqued by others. Below is my sheet from this activity.

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Week 7 Lecture: UI Visual Design Patterns

This week’s lecture was about UI Visual Design Patterns. UI design is about presenting the user with the right tools to achieve their goals. It is also about providing:

  • as much effortless interactivity as possible
  • a good user experience or UX
  • balancing these elements with aesthetics and graphics

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Week 6 Lecture: User Scenarios

This weeks lecture was an introduction to user scenarios. This lecture also features an example of a user persona being applied to a scenario.

User Scenarios are basically stories that personas go through. They help designers:

  • predict user interaction and their problem solving methods
  • understand what users want when trying to complete tasks in your interactive/site
  • have at least a visual representation of the problem
  • test a site’s structure during development and deal with problems

Scenarios should also at least outline the: who? what? when? where? why? and how in terms of usage.

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