Online Security Awareness Videos

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Videography
Online Security Awareness Videos

You’ve just infected your computer. Downloads can contain malware that creeps into your computer system, gaining access to personal information and wrecking havoc on your life. Jean Camp, a professor of Informatics and Cyber Security at IU contracted me to make several short films portraying cognitive metaphors as a a method for conveying bad online […]

Having a Human Experience

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Blog
Having a Human Experience

What does it mean to have “an experience?” And how can we as interaction designers understand this phenomenon and design for it with intent? This was a major component of our philosophical and project based class: Experience Design. To start, we need to explore what it means to be human. John Russon writes about the human […]

Usability Heuristics

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Blog
Usability Heuristics

 “usability is a means of directed product evaluation, not scientific inquiry” [Goodman et al. 2012]. With science, there is a process of rigid hypothesis testing and investigation. This doesn’t apply to usability testing so much because you don’t want to interrogate your participant, you want to view them as a collaborator with valid insights. Alternatively, “directed […]

Do You See What I See? Focus Groups

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Blog
Do You See What I See? Focus Groups

Focus groups and card sorting are interesting design research methods. It seems the consensus is that they’re useful in particular circumstances such as gathering initial insights and structuring information hierarchies. As we add more tools to our toolbox, these are worthwhile methods to have; comparing users’ perceptions to our own. I enjoy their flexibility. Card […]

Artifacts – What They Reveal

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Blog
Artifacts – What They Reveal

In the 2007 issue of Artifact Volume 1 the authors, Akama et al, explore the roles artifacts can play in doing design research. They conclude that artifacts are an appropriate methodological tool. (Akama et al) Below are three of their statements about how artifacts can be used while interviewing participants, followed by my analysis interpretation: […]

Airbnb Shoot

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Travel

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Creative Common Copyright Licenses

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Blog
Creative Common Copyright Licenses

These days, with so much content easily found and utilized off the web, it’s easy to get caught in a copyright slip. Knowing when and how to use different licenses is important. This summary graphic by Milos Janata outlines the meaning of different attribution terminology and decals.A more detailed description is on the Creative Commons website.   […]

What To Post on YouTube

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Blog

“The most important part of what you do on YouTube –  the greatest optimization – is to make something great, and to love what you’re making.” – the YouTube Creator’s Playbook   a few things to keep in mind 1. Captivate your audience in the first 15 seconds, and keep them watching throughout the video. […]

Why Post Your Content on YouTube?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Blog

YouTube’s History It was a big acquisition at the time.  Google’s priciest at the time (2006): $1.65 billion for a company started by just three three guys a year earlier. YouTube has grown into one of the most watched, visited, and engaging platforms on the world wide web. A few quick stats: More than 1 billion […]

Optimizing Videos on YouTube

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Blog
Optimizing Videos on YouTube

Made a great video? Time to sit back and watch the views soar! Not quite. 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and it can be easy to get lost in all of that content. So let’s go over some great ways to improve your video’s chance of being viewed! ______________________________________________________________________________ Optimize Titles, Tags, […]