Orange Journal Articles
Aesthetic Experience and the Importance of Visual Composition in Information Design
Usability engineering has taken a functional approach to technical
communication and information design. However, the need for further
discourse concerning the impact of aesthetics on the usability
of information design can begin by developing a mature understanding
of the compositional structure of visual information. This article
looks at the ways in which visual composition contributes to a
user's aesthetic experience and why such an experience is important
when designing infromation structures.
Designing for Advanced Users
The qualities that once distinguished advanced
computer users from less knowledgeable users are
becoming more commonplace and may in the future be
regarded as standard. Computer users in general are
becoming more comfortable and experienced with
computer technologies, and often utilize the Internet
for intellectual pursuits like information gathering
or learning new skills. Furthermore, access to higher
bandwidth Internet connections continues to increase.
This article discusses these
qualities in reference to an advanced or experienced
Planning a Web Project
The planning phase is an integral part of the project before design or development of the website officially begins. This article covers key aspects of the planning process.
This article looks at the various problems that must be addressed when producing streaming media. The topics include discussions on why video compression is necessary, the various compression formats, tips on how to shoot video for streaming, and the factors you can adjust to optimize the multimedia content for a given bandwidth.