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resource ! Good job !
make good use of cyber space :o)
Al, thanks! for your passion and perseverance.
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have it and I'm proud and here's why. It's a generally known fact in
the computer world that Windows/PC did not win because it was the better
system. In fact, in case no-one noticed, Microsoft has just been found
guilty in one of the biggest antitrust suits of all time of illegal
and monopolistic business practices.
I am not a wide-eyed bushy-tailed computer novice. I used my first computer
in 1983. It was a DOS computer and it expected me to be an engineer.
I hated it, but was forced to use it. Then I discovered Macintosh, a
machine that was designed for normal people...
an interactive project
The book you recommended [Interactivity
by Design, by Ray Kristof & Amy Satran] has proven to be extremely
helpful to me. I started out thinking how the final product should look,
but I realize design is more than that. It's understanding the information,
organizing it, and in this type of interactive project giving the user
a sense of place and how to move through the information. This comes
before the look. I now have a better understanding of the project as
a whole, and am off to a good start, plus I'm really enjoying it! Thanks.
on Mexican cemetery photos
you want to learn more about that Mexican tradition, try to get information
on "dia de muertos" Mexican tradition and its meaning has something
to do with the old ancient European traditions from the dark
ages about dead celebration, in U.S. people know it as Halloween.
further information try to search in INAH.gob.mx (National Institute
of Anthropology and History)
Alvarado M. (mexico)
Your site, Interactive Design Forum, has been chosen to
receive the CoolSTOP Best of the Cool Award on 12/15/99. Your pages
stand out because of great graphic design, creativity, easy navigation,
and original, entertaining content... I am pleased to list your site
as one of the Best of the Cool.
-Joe Jenett, www.coolstop.com
appreciate the recognition. The CoolSTOP site is well worth a look.
I am a New Media Interface designer from India. I very much agree
with the fact that New Media has a huge indefinable potential to overpower
all of the existing mediums in the years to come. What makes it so
different & interesting is that it is very interactive...the word
"interactive" is unexplored...It is largely dependent on the interface
designers to get more innovative.
the Celia Pearce quote on getting
emotional power into the interactive experience --- I am struggling
to imagine how to do this in a medium that does not dictate narrative
flow. Humans seem to be hardwired to respond to stories.
I saw your site, and I think its cool. It really has a nice feel to
it. Interactive not only in structure but style as well. It inspires
me to make my own web site. -Ben Graham
New Media IMPLIES more than it currently achieves, in part because
people still exist with their interpretations of media through old
technologies. However the "intersection zone" is really ground zero
for an implosion, a convergent technology/media to be determined.
Sometimes you can see hints of things to come in progressive/experimental
Maeda comes to mind as one example). But the day-to-day work in
the field is much less cutting edge. Web site navigation is merely
a definition of an indexing system. Streaming media is generally modeled
on its predecessors in broadcast media. Whether content has a linear,
branching or random structure, whether content is static, personalized,
or dynamically generated, it is still very much modeled on old systems
of interpretation. -John Chastain
that Swiss graffiti...
my canoe trips in MN and Canada, I often stop to view Indian pictographs.
These drawings have become wilderness canoe-tourist sites. I really
had to chuckle when I heard a guide describe them as 200 year-old
graffiti. -Jim Brown
I want more about web design info. -zeng
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The Forum is a great idea and an asset to web locations. I know it
will be a popular site once you have time to circulate it... What
would bring me back? At this point--the valuable links are pretty
special. Also, I would come back to hear your viewpoints (and others)
as to what is worth pushing for using/doing interactive work in order
for it to develop into a new way of communicating. Why bother unless
it all allows us to take communication to a new level that is meaningful
and entertaining? -June C.
started logging and reading your website...fabulous stuff! i would
like to print it out and read read read read...wonderful thought-provoking
information! i made it a bookmark immediately! -Jing L.
experience in Aspen is also my concern...
must all 52 year olds sit in one room and all 23 year olds in another?
I hope not. Are we so hung up in our personal perceptions that we
are threatened by people that don't act, think or look like us? Oh
to get through one more mid-life crisis. -David W
your ideas are really cool I did not get a chance to check out the
whole site but the body/with the computer
inside is very smart. I think it would be cool to convert an old
TV say one of the first TV's, into the same kind of tool. -Kristy
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