Thesis Statement

Web sites are the product of the strenuous work of web developers and web designers. The result is assessed by the User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). The job of the UI is to direct the user to the product. If the UI is successful the overall UX will be positive. However, an unsuccessful UI fails to maintain a balanced relationship between aesthetic and function causing an overall negative UX. The creation of a successful website demonstrates the balance of a UI that is aesthetically pleasing and applying a suitable set of functions which operate fluently for a positive UX.

Final Presentation for 415

The Blog is up!!

After a semester of collaborating and meetings with the clients (transmedia faculty) the blog is officially up. This semester I had to shift my knowledge from creating webpages from scratch with Dreamweaver to using content management systems. For this particular project we began with the dream of creating a websites for the program however we needed an immediate result. We decided on a content management system internal to Penn State and that was WordPress. Prior to creating this I knew nothing of using content management systems and how to customize things. For this website I learned through Lynda tutorials and simple web searches on how to add pages, a footer, and a menu. We finally have a complete website and the route I took was a dedicated blog which serves as a website anyways. You can keyword search for the Graphic novel stories and the creators. So far we only have 4 characters by 3 creators. Over the break I hope to have a complete list of characters in the graphic novel.

Thesis

Web Design is most commonly assessed by its User interface (UI) and User experience (UX). The job of the UI is attracting as well as directing a user through the product. If the UI is successful the overall UX will be positive. However, an unsuccessful UI fails to maintain a balanced relationship between aesthetic and function causing an overall negative UX. I plan on creating a website that demonstrates the balance of a UI that is aesthetically pleasing and applying a suitable set of functions for a positive UX.

Rosalind Krause, Sculpture in the Expanded Field

Rosalind Krause, and her article explains the idea of manifestations and the physical entity of the idea. She uses the word Sculpture in a way that indicates all manifestations created are forms of sculpture in its simplest form. However, potential and the idea of the sculpture need a structure best explained through the semiotic square. The article was difficult to interpret but the semiotic square was made in a manner that helped me understand what she was leaning towards in terms of explaining what something actually is when pulled apart and mapped out.

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Bruce Mau introduces a list universal for the vast world of art and design. The list captures the life of an artist in a sense that is relatable to the majority. In addition, to the reliability there is an understanding that the list is subject to manipulation and alterations for the future of art and its artists. The potential for growth in an artist cannot be measured but can be nurtured and this list not only captures growth but gives advice in a way that applies to diverse forms of art.