This presentation is not so much about the traditional topics we think of when we talk about visual design. I spend as much time talking about strategy and information design concepts as I do colour and typography. It’s a pdf file and about 850k.
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“The key element of an optimal experience is that it is an end in itself. Even if initially undertaken for other reasons, the activity that consumes us becomes intrinsically rewarding. … the doing is the reward.”
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This was a presentation I gave at Chiao Tung University on one of research interests. Here is an excerpt:
“Sound is one of our most sophisticated senses, from the time we are babies our entire world is filled with sounds designed to stimulate our behavior. We grow to expect pleasure or annoyance as were are introduced to surprising new sounds as well as established ones.
Sound has a variety of forms – voice, music, effects, nature, or other communication forms – and these can be incredible rich, complex, and subtle.
It is the primary means in which we by which most of us receive data, information, and knowledge.”
This was a very short talk given at Chiao Tung University on another one of my interests – primarily I was trying to illustrate one central point of how technology has had an effect on the art of storytelling.
A short talk on mental models – slide gives standard definitions and was the basis for a discussion and application of this concept in my own practice.
The myth goes that creatives either lie back and let the muse come to them, or force it out through hard work and lengthy trial and error. The reality is somewhere between the two – a combination of inspiration and evaluation, of being able to let an idea come to you and then crafting it into shape.
The pdf versions might be easier to see. Creativity and the Creative Process in pdf format.
A general introduction to the concept of designing for “good experiences” given to a group of producers and project managers.
A shortened presentation that I gave to non-practioners on information design. I say nothing new so for the initiated there might be nothing for you. It does raise a few points that have led to some interesting discussions in the past.
One of the hottest topics these days in Information Architecture circles is documentation. This is probably partly because the IA’s role is so ill defined. This presentation is representative of my first attempts on the use of visualization to communicate information architecture concepts to clients.
Presentation Link (Chinese) Original English language presentation is available in .pdf format
A short talk I have given a couple of times to budding designers and project management types on how to start thinking about how to incorporate the end user of your system into your project
Three presentations giving a general overview of key elements of developing environments that help elicit a good experience. Please note that these files are Quicktime exports from Apple’s keynote and are quite large in size.
Foundations, Navigation& Information Design, Information & Visual Design
A short talk about the need for creative professionals in all stages of the web site development cycle. Something that does not normally occurr in many Taiwan based projects.
Link: Building a case for design at the beginning of the web site design process