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Posts Tagged ‘design’

Space architecture – a history of space station designs

To quote the beginning of the full article: “This article explores different priorities of human comfort and how these priorities were satisfied in standalone artificial environments, such as space stations.“. If you’re impatient and just want to read the full article, click to read A history of design and human factors in Space Stations. … […]

Hello SevenStrokes: Building websites … a little differently

A few months ago, Chris Paplinski, Nathan Charrois, Kaushal Inna, Andre Brokman, Kelsie Rose and I, Dion Moult, gathered to create a company. Today, we would like to present to the world: SevenStrokes. SevenStrokes is a web development company but with a few key differences. Firstly, we see websites as a service, not a product. […]

Architecture and what makes good design

Given that my third year in architecture is about to begin, I wanted to talk a bit about what I judge to be “Good Architecture”. I’ve talked a bit about selfish architecture before and I want to expand on this. Good architecture cares about other people and disregards our own subjective wants. I was first […]

What’s up with KDE.org & Hello GetKDE.org

It’s been a while since I last posted about KDE.org, aka the KDE-www war series. It talked about the current KDE.org design, and how to improve it. The series started with target audiences and conversion goals, picked apart and restructured the sitemap, revealed an initial design proposal with clear-cut priorities, and finally analysed the effectiveness […]

Architecture Portfolio Walkthrough, Year 1, Semester 1

A while back, I announced that holidays had started (well, now officially they have, just handed in my last assignment today) and that I was going back to all my projects and blogging more. The latter, obviously, was a complete failure, but hopefully this picture-filled post (all 20 of then, oh yes) will make up […]

The kde-www war: part 4

A brief history lesson. The introduction identifies KDE.org as a wall of text with a pretty frame and explains why there is a problem. Part 1 sets conversion goals on our two target markets. Part 2 restructures the sitemap to make sense. Part 3 dabbles a bit on concluding the design criteria for the homepage, […]

The kde-www war: part 3

Just a quick history lesson. In the introductory post we highlighted several tell-tale symptoms that KDE.org had a very big usability and design problem. In part 1 of the war, we discussed a back-to-basics question what are we trying to communicate, what are we trying to achieve, and outlined goals for our various target audiences. […]

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Help KDE.org defeat the wall of text.

Everybody knows that effective design is very important to any succesful interface – be it an application, a website, a product, or a physical structure. There are lots of reasons behind this, but the one I’m going to talk about today is how design combats the most dreaded wall of text, of which KDE.org is […]

Design, photography, and servers.

It’s been a hectic few days. First off, I was pleasantly surprised to read on the KDE dot news that the KPresenter template contest winners were announced. I was very happy to hear that my submission had been chosen for 1st place! Here’s a picture for those too lazy to click. Secondly, I’ve been learning […]

Progress on E2 Portfolio

E2-Productions.com was my first ever (proper) website. I’ve recently been in the progress of converting it into a dynamically-updated online portfolio/playground. It pulls results from my WIPUP WIPSpace and displays them in a unique, portfolio-worthy layout. Last weekend I got the opportunity to turn one of my ideas into code – but there are still […]

Walkthrough of a CSS3 website design slice.

Slicing is a sign of a terrible golfer. Slicing is also the process of cutting up an image design into smaller images and writing markup code to turn it into a living, breathing website. I recently got a request from a friend to slice their portfolio website. Here is the original design he sent to […]

Application design polish.

Free software is great. Everybody loves free stuff. However there’s one common flaw experienced by a lot of free software – they look ugly. The reason behind this isn’t because we have too many programmers (yes, we know you never have enough programmers) and have too little artists – no, the problem is a lot […]

Plans for E2-Productions.com to turn into a personal cloud?

Alert! Alert! Buzzword! Yes, before we start, let’s clear up with what I mean when I say "personal cloud". A personal cloud is a web-accessable system which centralises the function of common web 2.0 services, which may or may not be social. For those that aren’t familiar with this jargon, web 2.0 services are those […]

A little typographic poster

A little while ago I was requested to make a page for my school’s yearbook about our Graduation Ball. Being myself, I don’t really condone scrapbook-like designs full of wacky, fun, and generic designs. So I produced a typographic poster. I haven’t actually done this style before, and I must say it was an interesting […]

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