May 25, 2009

What is the difference between Web Applications and Web Design?
Web Applications are applications which are on a server, where people can use. Whereas Web Design is the skill of designing the content of a website.


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May 22, 2009

How do you find the site? (in 3 words)
Simple, plain and dull.

Who do you think the site is created for?
I think that it is created for middle-aged women.

What are the good attributes of the site? (in terms of usability, aesthetic issues, etc)
The good points are that it is simple and not complicated, it is straightfoward and is rather user friendly.

What are the bad attributes of the site?
The bad points are that it is too boring and not very interactive. The colours used are all very dull so one might get too bored and may not want to return to that site.


May 18, 2009

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May 11, 2009

1. Visit, and break it into an information structure.

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2.Visit, how do you do a flowchart for this site, and is flowchart the best way?

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Flowchart isn’t the best way as it has to list out all the information, but a website has too many informations and things might get confusing for the audience because everything about the website is crammed into a flowchart.

3. Do you need text to understand a story? Is it better to read a book without text and have just pictures and sounds?

Text is actually not necessary for a story to be understood, in fact, it is better if the story is told with just pictures and sound. Although text is the most straightforward medium, it might get confusing because we have to make out our own image in our head, and just text is boring. By using pictures and sound, it engages the audience more and it shows pictures and you hear sounds. That way, it is easier to understand a story.

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May 8, 2009




May 5, 2009

Part 1


Part 2

1. Find an example in ordinary everyday interaction of people and things that CONFUSES.

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2. Find an example in ordinary everyday interaction of people and things that DELIGHTS.



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Write a short commentary about your observation.


Music is everywhere. I guess everyone listens to music everyday, be it with a music player, a computer or from radios. Oftentimes we see people grooving or singing along when they hear a song they like being played. I feel that almost everyone will have their own kind of response when listening to music. If one is listening to his/her music player and a song they like starts to play, they might either respond by mouthing the lyrics or just grooving a little, even in public. I guess this is something that happens to us unknowingly, thoughtlessly, which is very interesting.

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May 5, 2009

repeat cutting the nail.
if the skin is cut by accident then
say “ah blood” and suck blood away.
else clean remaining blood on pants.
end if
end repeat


May 4, 2009

1. Find 3 examples of passive, reactive and interactive in everyday life.


  • When a lesson is boring and dry.
  • When one is hungry.
  • Getting out of bed.


  • When your friends talk to you.
  • When someone text you and you read it.
  • When a teacher poses a question to you.


  • When you do project work with your friends.
  • When you play games with your friends.
  • When you argue with someone.

2. Find 3 examples of passive, reactive and interactive on the internet.


  • When you are answering questions on wordpress.
  • When you are reading reviews on the web.
  • When you are posting entries on your journal.


  • When you enter a website and something pops up at you that you didn’t expect.
  • When you see something amazing on the web.
  • When you hear songs on the web that you do not like.


  • When you’re chatting with your friends on MSN.
  • When you’re playing games with your friends.
  • When you enter a website and it engages you and gives response.

3. Which aspect(s) of each example is considered interactive?
For reactive, when something pops up, it engages you and sets a reaction. That is interactive.
For interactive, when you’re playing games with your friends, you tend to communicate with them and you are also engaged with the game, so it’s a two-way thing and that makes it interactive.

4.  Is there a varied degree of interactivity in each example?
Yes there is. When something pops up, it engages you and sets a reaction so that is more interactive. But the most interactive is when you are playing games, because you are focused in the game as it gives you feedback, with music and pictures and colours present, and you’re not just facing text alone. You are also chatting with your friends so that makes you react, rather than just being passive without any reaction.

5. Explain with photographs/ screen shots/ sketches of the chosen examples.
A picture speaks a thousand words.