exercise five: sarah hates and loves…

January 31, 2010

this horrible mess is my residence’s “home” phone. the visibility of the actions possible is mucked up, with speed dial buttons mashed together with ‘tips’ and ‘notices’. the icons used are small pixelated and mostly hard to make out images which confuse instead of facilitate upon first glance. there is a messages waiting light which […]


Love and hate or love to hate. Greg McRoberts

January 31, 2010

Lets get it over with. The thing I hate is my computer. It is not friendly, it does not work properly, and it is unreliable. I feel the need to go deeper as to why. While it has good visibility, in that all the functions are clearly labeled and their function paths are clearly mapped, the […]


Exercise Five: Dani Kuindersma <3&</3

January 31, 2010

<3 <3 <3 Hamilton Beach Grill The grill has the obvious affordance of a handle attached to the front. The handle is indented to show you where your fingers are supposed to go and is tilted to indicate an upward lift to open the grill. On the inside there are grill plates on the bottom […]


Group Touch Project One: Sean, Greg, Nic, Ivan, Iva

January 31, 2010

Our Group chose to deconstruct the experience of going through a revolving door. We looked at many different types, a variety of locations, and came up with some interesting information. We categorized the events into a map, and learnt the ways people get in and out of buildings. We also looked into the history of […]


Exercise Five: Love & Hate. Spencer Bryant-Longo

January 31, 2010

The Object that i Love is my tired old Samsung Flip Phone. Its Affordance is quite clear as it easily flips open to reveal a speaker to hear from and a microphone to talk through that end up lining up directly beside my ear and mouth (I often find myself laughing at people who use […]


An Object Andrew Loves, An Object Andrew Hates

January 31, 2010


Project 1: Group Smell

January 31, 2010

http://vimeo.com/9116897 Frosh Wash Our Project is about students, in the age range of 19-25, washing dishes by hand. In this presentation we deconstruct the process of washing the dishes from start to finish, and we examine common issues with this process.


Rui Felix : Love and Hate

January 31, 2010

Hate : Smoke Alarm Mapping and Visibility are a problem as directions are hard to read, they are in the same colour of the device (white), for aesthetic reasons, the writing curves around the edges, so while you strain your neck looking up you also have to twist your head around to read.  When the […]


Bailey Henderson: exercise 5

January 30, 2010

Love: Mechanical Pencil I love this mechanical pencil because it is a comfortable size and shape for gripping and holding in one’s hand. This pencil affords griping because it has a soft, textured, rubber area towards the tip, where one’s fingers naturally should be placed. The mapping of this pencil is natural: there is a […]


Sean Collins – Love/Hate

January 28, 2010

Love: An object in my apartment that I love would be my iPod. Its design is almost flawless and can operate in multiple situations. The affordance also helps tolerate a multitude of actions. I can be in my room listening to music or even out on the go with gloves on and still be able […]


Exercise Five – Braden Mangione

January 27, 2010

The item I love is my wireless mouse. It is just the right size to fit in your hand, brilliant affordance for such actions. More towards this same theme is how the buttons are in the perfect places for your fingers to be placed perfectly on top of them, for maximum clickable comfort. And since […]


Project One: Final Thoughts

January 27, 2010

Hi Class: Some final thoughts in advance of your deadline: 1) Use an imaginary client to give your project substance. 2) Use the title of your project to clearly and precisely establish its scope. 3) The structure of your presentation is as open to possibility as the structure of your interaction: craft it thoughtfully. 4) […]


An Object Jesse Loves, An Object Jesse Hates

January 27, 2010

An object I love is my STAEDTLER Mars technico 780 C lead holder. I have 4 of them. One I’ve had since 1996, and the rest I’ve acquired later. In each I keep a different weight of lead: 6H, 4H, 2H and HB. Affordances are subtle yet clear. The knurled end gives a tactile indication […]


Exercise Five: An Object You Love, An Object You Hate

January 27, 2010

In your home, find two functional objects: one that you love, and one that you hate. Make a brief post to the blog where you describe your love/hate relationships, using the tools and vocabulary introduced in the Basic Principles of Experience Design presentation. Before you post, download and review the following terms in Universal Principles of Design: […]


Basic Principles Presentation

January 27, 2010

Click here to download my presentation about Basic Principles of Experience Design.


Information Visualization 201-240

January 27, 2010

Click here to download pages 201-240 from Information Visualization. — “The brain is a powerful pattern-finding engine; indeed, this is the fundamental reason that visualization techniques are becoming important. There is no other way of presenting information so that structures, groups and trends can be discovered among hundreds of data values. If we can transform data […]


exercise three: group taste (milka, sarah, dallas, braden, k, carson)

January 25, 2010

Highlighting: One thing to remember about working with highlighting would be that less is more. When highlighting is used sparingly, it is in turn effective. It helps communicate a message that the highlighted text or image is important. Using many highlights will send the message that many things are important, and the more important things […]


Excercise 4: Christine’s Music Video

January 25, 2010

This is my music video, I recorded the clip from my snowboarding trip to Blue Mountain this weekend. Enjoy!  


Exercise Four: Music video – Catt Muwanga

January 25, 2010

Heart it Races! Here is the Flow chart of the my interactive experience.


Exercise 4: Andrew Markell – Music Video

January 25, 2010


exercise four: sarah’s music video

January 25, 2010


Exercise 4: Spencer’s Music Video

January 25, 2010


Exercise Four – K

January 25, 2010

Process of my music video – K


Exercise Four: Angela Vuong – Music Video

January 24, 2010

I have never, ever made a video before because I was too scared. However, I’m glad I was introduced to iMovie because it’s extremely user-friendly and just so gosh darn easy. Quite a refreshing experience… Below I have included a thumbnail of the flow chart. Please click it to view the full size image. Cheers!


Exercise 4 Dallas

January 24, 2010

Decide on a theme  >  Pick song  >  Eat dinner  >  Find video clips online  >  Make coffee  >  Put video clips together  >  Save  >  Add song  >  Crop clips to fit  >  Save  >  Add video to YouTube  >  Add to blog  >  Post Blog


Exercise 4 -Music Video

January 24, 2010

This film took two days of planning, four hours to shoot, and 12 hours to edit.


music video

January 24, 2010

project music video—-> find the video—> find the song—> put clips together—> crop the music to the length of the clips—> divide the clips—> add transition/special effects—>add video effects—> test—>publish the video


Music Video: Dani Kuindersma

January 24, 2010

Here is my                     music video. I decided to make it more of a MOVIE TRAILER because I’ve made music videos before and thought this would be a good time to try out movie trailers. I couldn’t raise the volume up on the speaking parts as much […]


Music video : Felix Chan

January 24, 2010

Hong Kong Garden link in youtube Enjoy the atmosphere at Hong Kong !


Yan Zeng Music Video

January 24, 2010

this is the video of my new puppy Boqi~~~have fun!


Matthew Williams: Music Video

January 24, 2010

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza: Bringin’ It Straight From Alabama


Exercise 4: Music Video and Flowchart.

January 23, 2010

Hallo~! Music video staring my sister! – Enjoy 🙂


Exercise 3 – Sean, Greg, Nic, Ivan, Iva

January 23, 2010

Figure Group Relationship “Elements are perceived as either figures (objects in space), or ground (the rest of the perceptual field).” This states that an object in space has no reference point for us to locate it in space. Whereas if it has a ground or other feature denoting a geological structure, it is possible to have […]


Exercise #3 : Group Sight : Andrew / Angela / Christine / Felix / Rui

January 22, 2010

ALIGNMENT The Placement of elements such that edges line up along common rows or columns This creates a sense of unity and cohesion, which contributes to the design’s overall aesthetic and perceived stability. Alignment can also be a powerful means of leading a person through a design. You can also align elements along diagonals, but […]


Sean Collins – Music Video

January 22, 2010

Hey guys, Heres my music video. I got the footage off random sites through google video. Sean


Exercise 4 : Rui Felix / Music Video

January 22, 2010

various clips i filmed in toronto and india, with music of Buraka Som Sistema, they are from  the suburbs of Lisbon, they bring a new kind of “kuduro” (Angolan dance). It mixes electronic sounds with the traditional beat of Kuduro, enjoy!


Braden Mangione – Music Video

January 22, 2010

Braden’s Music Video from Braden M on Vimeo.


Greg McRoberts, Music video and flow chart

January 22, 2010

Hello. Bellow is a link to my music video, and my flow chart. I tapped a small tripod to the side of my bike, attached my Flipcam to my tripod and recorded the ride to school from my house.  There was originally 10 minutes of footage, so I trimmed it down to be five minutes. I adjusted the volume so you […]


Exercise 3 Group Smell, Spencer Bryant Longo

January 21, 2010

source: www.images.google.ca


Exercise Four: Bailey Henderson

January 21, 2010


Exercise Four Nick And Ivan

January 20, 2010

Here is what we have done for the “Exercise Four” assignment so far.


Exercise 3:Group Smell: Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Uniform Connectedness

January 20, 2010

Signal-to-Noise Ratio  In design, signal to noise ratio is the ratio of relevant to irrelevant information in a display. -signal is the information being presented in a design. -noise is the irreverent visual information, which reduces the clarity of signal information. The higher the signal-to-noise ratio means the less irrelevant visual information is presented in […]


Exercise Four: Make a Music Video, Make a Diagram

January 18, 2010

In Exercise Four, you will create a music video using iMovie HD, and then make a diagram of the interaction model of your experience. Please read the instructions that follow carefully, as there are many steps and a number of deliverables. 1) Locate the source files for the music video, located in TEMPORARY_STORAGE in a […]


Information Presentation

January 18, 2010

Click here to download my presentation about Establishing Structure, Maps and Diagrams, and Conveying Information.


Envisioning Information 12-35

January 18, 2010

Click here to download pages 12-35 from Envisioning Information. — “Even though we navigate daily through a perceptual world of three spatial dimensions and reason occasionally about higher dimensional arenas with mathematical ease, the world portrayed on our information displays is caught up in the two-dimensionality of the endless flatland of paper and video screen. […]


Flow Charting

January 18, 2010

Click here to download Martin Stevens’ handout on flow charting. — “A flow chart is a diagram that visually displays interrelated information such as events, steps in a process, functions, etc., in an organized fashion, such as sequentially or chronologically.” (Stevens)


Exercise Three: Strategies for Conveying Information

January 18, 2010

Your Project One group has been assigned two or three examples of strategies derived from the Gestalt Laws of Pattern Perception that can be employed to convey information. The strategy assignments are as follows: Group Sight: Alignment, Closure, Common Fate Group Touch: Figure Group Relationship, Good Continuation Group Taste: Highlighting, Interference Effects, Law of Pragnanz […]


Introduction: Christine Carmen Chow

January 18, 2010

                         Hi everyone! Nice to meet you, my name is Christine Chow, and  calling me Christine is just fine. _________________________________________________________ I am in the Material Art and Design Program at OCAD _________________________________________________________ 10 years into the future, I see myself  doing textile and fashion design. I would like to work for many big companies, travel around […]


Visual Intelligence 173-184

January 18, 2010

Click here to download pages 173-184 from Visual Intelligence. — “I don’t want to claim only that you construct what you see. I want to claim that, at a minimum, you construct all that you hear, smell, taste and feel. In short, I want to claim that all your sensations and perceptions are your constructions.” […]


Perception 1-22

January 18, 2010

Click here to download pages 1-22 from Perception. — “The world is filled with objects and events that combine to create a kaleidoscope of potential information. Though much of that information is irrelevant for people’s daily needs, some of it is absolutely essential. So that they can use this information effectively, human beings are equipped […]