Literature Studies Week 1

To get started with mandatory course literature, the course starts with this. Knowledge here lies the foundation for the project work later in the course.

Proposed time: at least 15 hours.

This week's studies is linked toLearning Objective 1.

Hereafter I assume you are registered as a student at our school, have a user account and primarily have access to the school's email and is in contact with your group members. Otherwise read this.

Design UP

What exactly is design?
-The answer to the question is that there are more forms of design, such as functional design, aesthetic design or economic designation to name a few.

In this course, we deal with functional-aesthetic design and with web as the media. We design a communication, a communication between senders and recipients.

For me, a successful communication design should say something to someone at most effective way to achieve a predetermined effect .

Design loop UP

A good method of design is to loop. It goes like this ...

  1. Identify a problem
  2. Make a possible solution to that particular problem
  3. Test that solution on the target audience
  4. Evaluate the completed test
  5. Go to 1. Repeat the loop until good solution

Sometimes more loops are required until a satisfactory solution. The design loop can be used for every challenge, both early and late in the design. You can for example loop on designing navigation, designing sketches or finished results.

Literature Studies UP

Study chapters 1 through 4 in mandatory course literature

Discuss in the group and be prepared to answer the following questions orally.

Chapter 1 is about establishing strategies. In this course, the strategy is to follow the HISU method.

  • How can the concept of user-centered approach become concrete?
  • For what reasons does UX rest?
  • Name a few items within Content Strategy.

Chapter 2 is about methods for collecting information for production. Discuss within the group...

  • Each group member chooses at least two methods of activities with pros and cons and describes these for the rest.

Chapter 3 describes the planning process. Again, in this course we use the process HISU method.

  • Discuss Figure 3.1 that describes when different activities are performed and of which competences
  • What characterizes an agile approach? What are its building blocks?

Chapter 4 shows on a deeper level what Information Architecture is and what one Information Architect does.

  • Information architecture is able to process information at higher level, what can be included in information designers's tasks?
  • Find out what controlled vocabulary and taxonomies are.
  • Name some forms of site structures.
  • What is the F-shape or the Golden Triangle? What brings knowledge about this, when designing a web page?
  • When sketching a webpage's design, one can use Wireframes. Which are they the direct benefits of this method?

Create a shared document in a folder in someone's Onedrive. Share the folder to all members' MDH account with      editing permissions. Create a common document that anyone can write in and answer the above questions.