Redesigning a Space: final Project.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
this is an interesting Image I found of a clock that has a vertically designed. its a bad design because at first look the user is not sure how to read it, It could be showing the time or the month and date. Personally I think you should not have to guess what time it is when your in a hurry. I guess if you do get it, over time you would get accustomed to it, but i just don't like it.
In this week reading of (DFI) I found it interesting when they talked about the future and how we will be Using personal agent program computers that will do scheduling for us. this reminds me of an animated Series called Mega man NT Warrior where both kids and adults used these devices that had AI characters in them that would manage their calendars and remind them of things and keep track of them, as an add on with they AI characters both children and adults were able to have there characters interact and share information about their owners and update their schedules. Through this interaction kids found a way to have their AI characters Battle like a game, which is what the show is mainly about.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is an image i found of a bad shower design. it looks good and all but for a shower I see no good purpose for it because you would have to hold the shower head the entire time and I believe that a shower should be hands free. I feel that this design would be better suited for a tub with an optional hook to hang up the shower head.
AHCI- talk about designing with color and the ins and outs of the major issues people have when designing. when choosing colors for a design they should not be randomly pick but chosen wisely, and should also be changed thought the design process. Orange is a color that should be strongly thought about when using because in most cases it is hard for many computers to read correctly. people are different so there are a few factors to keep in mind when designing with color. first, older people are less sensitive to color so they need brighter colors and some also are not able to see blue hues. second, 8% of male and 0.5% of female population have bad color vision, the most common is the ability to see the differentiate red from green. to help with this issue, colors can be combined with other key cues like shapes, patterns, or location. there are two domains when designing for color. interface that uses color to impart information and an interface that allows users to choose colors.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
this is a funny image i found of a company logo for Kiowara. Unfortunately the person who designed this failed to notice that the two circles on top of the K made it look like two figures are doing some kind of sexual position, or some one being tied up or arrested.