Tag Archives: web design

Dan Wu  

How Planning a Trip Uncovers Human-Computer Interactions   July 2, 2019

It is finally summertime. Are you going on a trip? If so, your planning process may very well lend itself to a lesson in human-computer interaction. Let’s say you’re going to Paris. Your primary goal to get the ball rolling is to purchase flight tickets. When this primary goal comes to your mind, how do you go about achieving it? Continue Reading

     
Dan Wu  

Fovea, Peripheral Vision and Web Design   April 23, 2019

I have learned a small fun fact about our eyes. Hold your arm straight out and look at your thumb. The size of your thumbnail is how much your eyes can see in high resolution, which is your focus vision. Everywhere around your thumbnail, you can only see in low resolution. When we look at one word like “here”, we Continue Reading

     
Horacio Acevedo  

Trust in Experience Design   April 9, 2019

Every day we hear about new cases of websites getting hacked or personal information being leaked due to a security breach (and often the corporate negligence that led to it). But even with all of this, we still find ourselves voluntarily providing online services with our personal information and ongoing business. And doing it more and more often. While a Continue Reading

     
Dan Wu  

Norman Doors and Affordance Online   February 26, 2019

The user is not like me. This sentence is engraved in my brain. When I was in my HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) program at graduate school, one of my professors required us to repeat this sentence loudly three times at both the beginning and the ending of each class. After studying, practicing and experiencing, I started to know the real meaning of Continue Reading

     
Carlie Miller  

Can A Website Determine Where You Travel? Small Town Edition   September 7, 2016

Over Labor Day weekend, I took a trip to Fairfield, Iowa, a small town with a thriving artist community that’s night and day from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. Before any trip I take, I like to look on the tourism website for the place I’m planning to travel to. It never fails to give me a great first impression of Continue Reading

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions: How Breadfruit Will Change the World   January 21, 2014

Josh Schneider is a horticulturist and friend of BatesMeron working to rid the world of hunger with the help of an unconventional plant, breadfruit. Part of the management team for Global Breadfruit, a company that works to produce and spread breadfruit around the globe, Josh works with plant breeders to develop new and improved crops as well as introduce those Continue Reading