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  • Branded Content Strategies: What Can Go Wrong?

    February 21, 2021 by

    Advertising consumes our lives whether we notice it or not. They can be seen on TV, in a film or show, on a website, on social media, or even in a newspaper or magazine, and that’s not even all the places we see or hear ads. However, when it comes to branded content, it brings… Read more

  • Belfast City Council Website: Content Analysis Report

    February 14, 2021 by

    The Bernard Marr company prepared a management strategy for the Belfast City Council in order to improve the lives of the people in the city or visiting and improving the city overall. The Marr report stated what the overall goal was and where the company had to put their focus in order to achieve that… Read more

  • Has Content Strategy Changed?

    January 30, 2021 by

    Over time, whether it’s a year, two years, ten years, or more, there’s so much that changes. Technology, people, and businesses, are just some of what really changes. The response to the changes can be good to where people are thriving or it can be the complete opposite. Once changes begin to happen the next… Read more

  • My Kind of Content

    January 29, 2021 by

    Content these days can be anything from a written piece to a video showing a product or something of interest. In fact, it’s anything that is physical or, more likely nowadays, it’s digital. I have always been creating content that is both physical and digital. But what exactly is my content? How have I been… Read more

  • Redesigning Target’s Website

    December 12, 2020 by

    Taking on the task to redesign or just to design anything, whether it is a new product, a newer model of an existing product, an update of some kind, or even a redesign of a website, can be difficult without the proper tools and methods. To some people it may seem like an easy task… Read more

  • Creating a PSA

    December 8, 2020 by

    Reading & Writing: Now that I have completed Tom Schroeppel’s book, The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video and I have reached the end of this course, I realized just how much I have learned. I have recently graduated with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design, and have mostly learned how to… Read more

  • Usability Testing

    December 6, 2020 by

    Usability testing allows for the company, its team, the designers, or whoever is conducting the testing to see first-hand how the users navigate around the site, app, or product. Problems arise all the time, whether it is in the process of creating it or even afterwards throughout its release in an update or new models.… Read more

  • Creating the Mini Documentary

    December 5, 2020 by

    Reading & Writing: Creating some type of visual whether it’s a movie, show, PSA, documentary, or anything else involves a lot of work. There’s no right or wrong way to do create one as long as it doesn’t confuse and annoy the audience or else no one will be willing to watch it and it… Read more

  • Using the System Usability Scale Method

    November 14, 2020 by

    How many times has a survey popped up on a website that you were using at the time? How often do you get annoyed when they take too long to complete? Nowadays, companies are trying to get customer and user feedback in any way they can. This can be anywhere from asking questions at checkout… Read more

  • Using the Emoticon Score Method

    October 31, 2020 by

    There are a countless number of different ways to gather research in any experiment. With that being said, how do you know which method would be best for you? Knowing the different methods can help, but ultimately only one can really be used. Some of the ways the people can gather user experience data is through… Read more

  • Planning A Mini Documentary

    October 27, 2020 by

    READING & WRITING: Whenever we are filming something for fun, whether it’s of a pet or a child, we are never really concerned about lighting in the shot. However, when we are filming a piece professionally, the lighting is very crucial to a shot and it can help tell the audience what they should be… Read more

  • Concepts of User-Centered Design

    October 25, 2020 by

    When designers come together to create a design, product, website, or anything else, there is a process that happens. In this process there are times where they can go back to square one and start over, need more user testing, and do what they need to do in order to make the product easy to… Read more

  • Creating a How-To Video

    October 22, 2020 by

    READINGS AND WRITINGS: While capturing a scene, it’s important to show it in an interesting or even unique way. By doing this it allows the audience to become more involved with the characters and what’s going on in the scene. Having a sequence of different shots allows for all that to happen. In fact, in… Read more

  • Color vs. Emotion vs. Advertising

    October 11, 2020 by

    Do you know how much of our emotions and color can affect advertising? Do you realize how much of our emotions are affected by color? Have you noticed the trends happening in movie poster designs? Whether we know it or not, we are constantly being influenced by ads promoting different types of products and brands.… Read more

  • Manipulation: Greatest Sin of Visual Storytelling

    October 7, 2020 by

    Everyone at some point in their lives want to capture that “perfect” picture even though that’s impossible since perfect doesn’t exist. How far will someone go to get that perfect picture? Crop other people and objects out or put new people and objects in? Alter and touch up the image to get it to look… Read more

  • A Hubbard Park Montage

    October 7, 2020 by

    READINGS & WRITINGS: While you are recording your videos and collecting tons of footage, there are many aspects to remember and to be cautious of during the process. This could be anything from the set up, to the colors in the shot, the composition of the shot, type of lens, lighting, what is going to… Read more

  • There’s No Planet B

    October 3, 2020 by

    For many, many years the world has been divided about an issue that is severely hurting the planet, climate change. One side claims that scientists are making it up and it’s all fake. While the other side is arguing that humans have created a devastating impact on the planet and without changing and helping the… Read more

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