infoarch. gestures&icon readings. 5 points.

  1. As much as possible, keep the gestures consistent with those supported by the iOS. Inconsistent gestures can lead to frustration, confusion, and usability problems.
  2. Custom gestures are generally not appropriate for Productivity and Utility applications. most tasks within these applications can be done with gestures supported by the iOS.
  3. Icons should be perceived effortlessly; users should not have to pause and interpret them.
  4. Icons should be a cohesive whole, and labels should be clear. If abreviated, make sure the targeted users understand them.
  5. Always use icons in the tabs, keep labels concise in Title Case. Custom toolbar and navigation icons should not conflict with standard icons.


infoarch. proj3. first round concepts.

subculture: x-coders

idea one: coding
an app that allows the female coders to have access to code and coding help from other coders, specifically female coders. when coders are in programs like ubuntu and other such things, their entire computer is taken over by the program so they don't have direct access to help from that computer. this app will give the direct access to this help if they want it

idea two: health
an app that helps keep the x-coders aware of the time and their surroundings. this app would bring attention to the amount of time they've spent on coding and remind of them of other things that need to get done that aren't coding related. this app's main focus is to help keep the x-coders healthy and keep them active.

idea three: safety
this last idea is still being planned out but it has to do with social networking like twitter and facebook and creating a safe-space for the x-coders.


ux. kcdiy.

When focusing on the DIY subculture of Kansas City, we were required to create a design intervention to help them. I created a bartering system for them to use throughout Kansas City. I focused on creating a physical place that the DIYers could interact with. DIYers are very hands-on so I felt creating a bulletin board would be a very fitting idea. DIYers frequent the places that are catered to them, especially when working on a project. Physically interacting with a bulletin board would help get them to exchange knowledge and skills better, being hands-on to help hands-on.