Archive for December, 2010

Student works on milk carton redesign

I recently assigned my students in Design Major-I class to redesign the milk carton for a nationally popular milk company. I was pretty impressed by the outcome and wanted to share some of them with you. Please feel free to comment on any of the works. Read the rest of this entry »

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The anatomy of a perfect landing page

I have come across a pretty nice graphic on The Anatomy of  a Perfect Landing Page. I believe it’s very useful especially for the beginners in Web design. You should check it out.

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XBox Kinect and usability

When I saw two kids playing the new XBox Kinect in a shopping mall in Cape Town, South Africa, I got so excited and couldn’t wait to try it.

After 15 mins of waiting one of the kids to finally get off, I got to race off with the other kid. I can’t remember the name of the game, but it was a typical car race game. Not only I lost to the 8 year old kid, but I also got very disappointed that the overall experience was not as much fun as I though it would be.

Firstly, the reaction of Kinect to my motion was not instantaneous. Plus, it took me only two minutes until I got very tired of holding my arms in the air like holding a steering wheel.

I remember Steve Jobs explaining how they tested touch screens on the new MacBook Airs, and that the overall experience was quite tiring. He went on to say that having a touch screen on a laptop is not just a pleasing experience. That’s exactly what I felt with the Kinect.

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