J321 C Class Presentation 9_Designing Web Pages

J321 C Class Presentation 9_Designing Web Pages - Designing...

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Unformatted text preview: Designing Web Pages Homero Gil de Zúñiga School of Journalism University of Texas - Austin Interactivity as Paradigm Primary difference with respect other media is Interactivity “By definition, the things people do on computers have always been interactive. Computers and software are tools, and their purpose is to help people interact with words, numbers, and pictures. What's different today is that computers are being used for activities that never used to be considered interactive--such as reading, watching, or simply being entertained. And this means that the audience, not the designer, now controls the sequences, the pace, and most importantly, what to look at and what to ignore" How to include the interactivity paradigm into designing a Website: Information Design Interaction Design Presentation Design Interactivity as Paradigm Primary difference with respect other media is Interactivity “By definition, the things people do on computers have always been interactive. Computers and software are tools, and their purpose is to help people interact with words, numbers, and pictures. What's different today is that computers are being used for activities that never used to be considered interactive--such as reading, watching, or simply being entertained. And this means that the audience, not the designer, now controls the sequences, the pace, and most importantly, what to look at and what to ignore" How to include the interactivity paradigm into designing a Website: Information Design Interaction Design Presentation Design Information Design Refers to the product we want to create. Define the product and audience, plan the project, and organize the content into a flowchart. An information flowchart is simply an outline presented as a diagram. Lines routing the different parts. Reflects the project with clarity. Helps to review and examine your project at any given moment. Goals Audience Authoring tool Panning & Organizing Information Design Goals Write down and have a perfect sense of your intended goals. What do I want my users to achieve with my Website: Learn and Retain → Clarity, simplicity, directness, repetition, and reinforcement; modular breakdown of information into short presentations....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course J 321 C taught by Professor Gil de zuniga during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas.

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