Thursday, May 1

iPad Digital Magazine




I interactions I have so far are tap to play the Obama video which is now cut to play the section where he addresses gay rights and tap to view slideshow of images at bottom. The kick starter is over for the photographer so I couldn't find that video anywhere, in a format that was able to download. 


Tuesday, April 29

Cyber Shadow



I, as communicator A, posts a photo, which is a screenshot of a post I made on facebook. This is my message. I logged into instagram, where my message is given context by the things in my newsfeed. Those things could also create noise, effecting my perception of the message I'm sending. I clicked the button to make a post which turned the camera on, showing the context of where I was when I made the post. This along with what I'm was doing at the time of the message creation could also effect the message.Which in this case I was writing a research paper. I choose which photo I wanted to post, added a filter, caption, and then tags "students everywhere," all of which enhance the message and allows my message to be directed towards specific people. People give feedback, including me, communicator B.


Kendall sees my post in the context of her own Instagram feed. Again, what's in her feed contributes noise, effecting how see views the message I sent. The skull emoji looks a little different on her screen compared to how it looks on mine. On her screen it's more simplified. This is also a good example of technical noise. I give my feedback by hitting the like button, and then I comment, outputting another message. This is then seen in the context of the other feedback, making her communicator B. 

Monday, April 28

Refined Models



Kendall and I are also working on another physical model in addition to our digital models, but it isn't finished yet. We have have been a little ambitious and it's not quite turning out how we imagined it. 

Sunday, April 27

Magazine Spreads from Print to Digital: Wireframes


Scenario One: Adding Video


This is a link to the Obama Inauguration Speech because the quote I used from him came from this speech, so I was thinking that you could click on the quote and then this video would pop up. 
(just the video, not the entire site) This is the first time in history that a president addressed gay rights in an inauguration speech so I feel like that would be empowering to readers.


This links to a kickstarter video of a photography project by Braden Summers. He's the photographer of all the romantic imagery I've used. I thought it would be nice to show these photographs in context, and provide a call to action. This link also has all of the photographs from his series thus far, which would make a nice gallery. 

Another interaction idea was to make the survey/poll interactive, so a viewer could answer the questions, submit, then the results would update. I have no idea if this is possible, but it's just something I'm thinking about. Another route I could take would be to have the information how it is now, in my print version, so that it goes with the body copy, then simply have a call to action below it providing their own quiz and results. Just to hit on the idea that this issue is evolving and prove that just their one vote counts and makes a difference.