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Design Issues
October 1 - October 7
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Read the following articles located in your reading pack and use them in this week's discussion.

Design Choices Can Cripple a Website
Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Realign
How to Plan Manpower on a Web Team
Calling All Designers: Learn to Write!
World Grows Small: Open Standards for the Global Web
Home Page Goals

Unfortunately many of the sources that have been used for readings such as newspapers and magazines no longer keep their links active. For this reason, under Fair Use guidelines, you have been given a reading pack. You are not allowed to distribute the readings in any form.

James Khazar is an award-winning multimedia producer and designer with 19 years experience in the interactive community. He was one of the first producers to create disk-based advertising collateral for IBM-PC's and Apple II's, and has been continuously creating interactive media for CD ROM's, Enhanced-CD's and the Web ever since. His clients have ranged from Broadvision to Oracle, BMW to Ogilvy & Mather, Dow Jones to Chase Manhattan Bank, and Apple to HP. He's judged interactive media awards for the New Media Invision Award from 1993 to 2000 and the 80th Art Directors Club of New York Annual New Media Division Awards
Richard Schatzberger, began his career doing CD-ROM design; there were no defined interaction rules and enough data space to integrate video, animation and sound. He later moved into narrowband Web design. His training provided the perfect skills for designing for broadband services. He currently works for Motorola in Chicago where he's working on interface design for the latest mobile telephones.



Locate two web sites that you think that have an excellent design. Go to the WebXACT web site and run a check to see if they get accessibility approval.

Refer to this exercise in this weeks discussion



Use the following question to BEGIN this week's discussion

In your opinion what are the most important design issues that are neglected? Why?

Go to the Bulletin Board..
and begin the discussion



Here are some links for further information

Webmonkey | Macromedia Designer Developer Center | Adobe User Center | Jakob Neilson's Useit Column


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