My website contains these subjects: Passion-collage, something about Dadaism, moodboard, colorscheme, typography and scalable images, examples of logos and icons, my folder-structure and about me.:
I was introduced to some of the primary tools of the MMD-profession. For instance the special terminology concerning subjects in digital communication. I learned about coding with HTML and CSS, learned about Photoshop and vector drawing with Illustrator, and Adobe XD, which I used to make the prototype of my responsive website. I learned about prototyping user interfaces and user experiences. How to realise good ideas, and to create and communicate. You can use the Trunk-test to evaluate your product. Ask five questions and see if your product fill the user needs (What site is this?, What page am I on? What are the main sections? what navigation options do I have? Where am I overall?) In the creative process it is important to know, how the human eye perceives visual elements. This relates to the Gestalt Principles (i.e.figure-ground, proximity, similarity, connectedness and closure.) The goal was to create a website from the beginning and make it work on several devices such as mobile, tablet and desktop. I have achieved basic knowledge and skills that might give me useful competencies to make various digital solutions.my responsive website
I am investigating three topics and describe the insights: VR in relation to people with dementia, the use of social media, and the use of transportation preferred. It contains desk research, observation research, images from observations, interview research, survey research, graphs from Google Forms.
It is about international students in Copenhagen, and their chance to find an apartment based on Presearch. Making a website for their service, a style tile, prototype low and high fidelity, copy and microcopy, wireflow, think-aloud-test.
It is about students at KEA coming and not coming to the Moon Bar. It contains identifying a problem, making plans, finding key players, how might we do, ask the experts, sketch with notes and ideas, heatmap, solution sketch, storyboard, decisions made, supervote, “winners”, prototype, interview-test, possible improvements, visual design, style tile, design principles. It is based on The Four Step Sketch / Design Sprint.
It is about my food blog, and contains a sitemap wireflow and tone of voice. Presented project: Information Architecture It is a reflection about Don Norman´s ideas (the user / buyer must have a good experience). It contains a concept map, sitemap on card sorting, photos of the card sorting.
I learned how important it is for web-designers to understand the users. That web design must be based on data we collect. When you know many things about the users, you can better adjust your products, so users can make a good interaction with them. In that connection it is very useful that we have learned about theories, tools and methods we can use for research. Concrete insights are very important as a basis for creating good digital products and relevant content. All the projects presented above show this. So it has been a great learning. In this theme we worked more with visual design, responsive layout and used Adobe XD. If you want to learn more about your product and your users, you can be aware of the seven factors that influence UX / Morville´s Honeycomb.(“The Basics of User Experience Design.” A pdf from Basic UX) Other tools in your UX toolbox could be The Think Aloud Method or The 5 Second Test to make user research..In that way you can test if your webpages are effective communication.
A sprite animation on a background. My character Spiderbear is moving along a street with houses, grass and trees in the background. Presented project: An animation with my character Spiderbear, where you can activate him in 10 different ways.
A film / video about LONELINESS. Here we had good support from “A Video Maker´s Primer” about all the things you have to think about,when you are shooting your first professional video story. (location, camera, light, sound, editing etc.) We also learned about basic dramaturgy. and tried to use it.
A site and a video telling about saving food and giving it to the public. Too much food is being wasted, so the FSC-people appeal to volunteers to join the foodsharing community and become a foodsaver. How can they have more volunteers, who can help distributing the food? This is the challenge.
for the foodsharing project, and the customer pitch used for the presentation of our campaign to the people from Foodsharing Copenhagen.
I got good experiences from group work and idea generation (e.g.brainstorming and storyboard) as well in the film making as in the foodsharing campaign, which was our first “real project” and cooperation with an organisation. We got knowledge of professional practices. After the introduction from FSC we tried to find out, what they wanted from us. We visited a foodsharing event, and experienced it in reality. We learned to design, plan and choose in relation to digital media production (film, video, website), so we could propose and select possible solutions. We communicated our issues and solutions to our partners (customer pitch). In that way we acquired important competencies and to be innovative in tailoring some solutions that Foodsharing Copenhagen could use. It is my impression that we had created some valuable content, and that we got positive response at our work.campaign site and video a story without words
Hi! My name is Alexander Nielsen. I am a student at KEA, Copenhagen. I want to achieve an AP Graduate in Multimedia Design. It is a very useful education, which I am very devoted to. You can learn about many professional practices and theories concerning the digital media profession. You can acquire skills and competencies, so that you can communicate and come up with digital solutions to partners and users, and that is what I want for my future. I have just finished the 1st semester, and now I want to present some of my assignments and projects from that period, and tell about my learning. You can see it on my portfolio website.