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Update

I have now moved into a different area for my dissertation to coinside with my project. I am researching into Social Navigation and in particular Digital Graffiti.

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Viral Marketing

Viral marketing, or “refer-a-friend,” email campaigns is when something is created and released in the hopes of it being passed along in an exponential pattern, growing and spreading from person to person. This is more powerful today because it is so easy to do with email and internet techniques.

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research ergonomics

I have found a few more sites that are very interesting. This site shows how productivity and ergonomics can co-exist: Editors Guild This site: rticorp gives an example of a specification of a new age remote control.

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Stage 1 – Disassemble

In our team we have now completed stage one to disassemble an XBOX controller so we can use it for our new controller. We now know what a solder sucker is and we have developed only MLA(Media lab Arts) style of using it. It was certainly an experience. Well done team 🙂

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Controller Ergo

In researching the ergonomics of a controller i came accross this site: Playphoria it has some info on the ergonomics and what actual gameplay the controller gives. Although the bit about the PS2 controllers is a bit harsh as i think that the controller does actully work.

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Experimental Design

I have been looking at different design styles recently and i really liked the work of a guy called Niko at www.weareaiko.com his main site is this site which has really cool video work on www.abnormalbehaviorchild.com and also Ubi at www.twothings.net/ they together did the work for the Greenspace site i mentioned before. They seem […]

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Uncompressed

Whilst reading Digital Storytelling it mentioned a film called Uncompressed. This movie is really good it gives you the control of the movie, you get to choose who you follow in the story and if you want to change your mind when your character meets one of the other character you just click them. Uncompressed […]

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Rotoscoping

Here is a quick attempt with rotoscoping a footballer doing Keep Ups. With this technique I plan to develop it so i can use it with my4D project.

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Search Engine Optimization

What is S.E.O ( Search engine optimization)? The easiest way to explain it to say it is making your site good for search engihnes to read and to be worded in a way to be on the first few pages so that a user might be interested in looking at the site.

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Increased Benefits

Research indicates that adhering to the principles of web page accessibility, when designing a web site will give access to nearly 48% of the UK population that would previously potentially have been excluded. In simple terms, making an accessible web site via accessible web site design techniques means that 48% more potential customers can use […]

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