I honestly don’t know how other students do it. Like every time I think I’ve gotten my time management down and have caught up… I get buried in more work. haha
But that’s just the way it is for now. I’ve been meaning to share this for a while now, but I finally finished my website redesign for The Pitch.
Check out this animated motion demo that I made for the project! (It wasn’t necessary, but I feel that it was important for me to show the user interface and how the elements would react to each other. Since that was the big motivation for why I designed things the way that I did).
Also, here are the final page samples in picture format for you to view in better detail.
|Night Version: Homepage|
|Night Version: Homepage + Expanded Menu Bar|
|Night Version: 2nd Page (articles within a category)|
|Night Version: 3rd Page (specific article)|
|Day Version: Homepage|
|Day Version: 2nd Page|
|Day Version: 3rd Page|
The timing of that project worked out well with the fact that I’m also in the process of designing my personal site for my Pro Practice class and it helped get me back into the idea of how I want my site to look. But I’ll tell you more about that later.
With the conclusion of that project, begins a new project where we’ll be organizing a collection of things. I’m thinking I’ll be organizing types of beers, it’ll be fun and I already have a collection of different types of beers and what not so it shouldn’t be too hard to generate content.
In addition to that, here is my thoughts on 3 articles by Grace G. Lau.
I’m gonna address them as a whole, due to the fact that they are based around one event/singular topic but broken down into three parts. Overall, it was an alright read. I wasn’t as thoroughly fascinated or invested in the content as much as I have been with previous articles. Also, I read the most recent article first (before realizing that there was a stepping order for the articles) and was a little confused as to what was going on. After going back and starting with the first article in the series, it made the read a little easier. As much as I love organization, and the articles bring forth things that we must consider when dealing with Information Architecture… it was slightly boring for me to try to trudge through the articles. Luckily, she was talking about food and that helped keep me more interested because I do enjoy cooking and could relate to the whole kitchen organizing analogy. Lau addresses some great things about Taxonomy and would be a fruitful read if you’re interested in learning more about information architecture. Based on the comments from other readers, they agree on the value of the articles, but personally I just have a bad attention span for certain things. haha
Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to ya soon guys!