interactive design

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UX Design Course Preview: Wireframes and Prototypes

User-centered web design is in high demand these days. Designers and clients alike are focusing on responsiveness, usability and aesthetics, and learning how to create wireframes and prototypes is the best way to ensure that your web designs cover all three. In the UX design process, wireframing allows you to structure the information on...

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7 Stunning Interactive Design Projects from the RDA

The Print Regional Design Annual is the most comprehensive graphic design competition in the United States, and it’s the only competition that organizes work by geography. The competition recognizes projects of all kinds, from packaging designs to 3D projects to interactive design and self-promotion projects. Winners are chose by judges who are preeminent leaders...

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Image of the Day, 09/09/13: Interactive music video

Screen grab from the new Arcade Fire video, “Reflecktor” directed by Vincent Morisset. The video is completely interactive and the effects can be controlled by using your mouse. Learn more about the video, the technology and watch the video here. Via Pitchfork.

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Advertising Meets Interactive Design

I recently interviewed interactive designer Jonathan Harris about his work for the October issue of Print, which is focused on storytelling through design. During the interview, Harris referenced an essay by David Foster Wallace (“A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”) in which DFW explains the difference between art and advertising: This is...

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Paul Ford’s Interaction: Elegy for the Text Box

In The New World of the Web, Thinking is Doing. We live in the last days of the text box. By which I mean the plain, four-cornered box that appears in your web browser and allows you to enter a line or two of text. Four corners and a single font: That’s all a...

How To Design An App

“I’ve been pretty busy, but in a good way,” reports Baltimore-based illustrator/designer/MICA instructor Joyce Hesselberth. “I usually have some editorial projects in the works. I just finished a few pieces for “The New York Times” and the “Chronicle Review.” I have design projects too—a campaign for an eco-village and a campaign for an art...

A Report on Comic-Con… and Covert CIA Actions

Last week’s Comic-Con at San Diego’s Convention Center was overloaded with activities. If you were a Hollywood celeb–obsessed fan you may have spent much, if not most, of your time stuck in lines. But if you were a lover of well-designed graphic narratives, you needn’t have wasted one idle moment during the five full...

How We Created Milton Glaser's Slideshow in Flash Catalyst

This isn’t Where the Wild Things Are. And I’m not Spike Jonze. When I first got word that I would have the opportunity to convert the brochure from Milton Glaser’s new exhibit at the AIGA into an interactive project using Adobe’s Flash Catalyst, I was excited … and a bit daunted. Aside from the...