My Web Design class wrap up.

So it is the last day in my Web Design class with Marc Smolowitz. The objectives of this class were to:

  • Design blogs, both in the form an interactive personal website and in the form of a collective website, including the development of a site map, a content strategy, a functionality plan, and goals for user experience.
  • Showcase original content on both blogs and aggregated content from third party platforms on both blogs, including text, photo, video, and audio.
  • Develop a social media ecosystem and strategy that bridges personal, professional and creative interests.
  • Apply preliminary back-end techniques for dynamic web blogs.
  • Survey software applications for web page construction.
  • Research and monitor current trends in the web design and new media industry, especially as it relates to filmmaking and storytelling.
I feel as if I have learned, understood, and demonstrated each of those objectives. Although I could have and should demonstrate more of them better, I am glad that I had the opportunity to understand them now, o I can put them in better practice.
What I learned about myself and social networking, is that I am not really a “blogger” kind of person. I love talking about my projects, but that’s about it. I just don’t have the same interests as others. Therefore it’s difficult for me to comment, or reblog people’s posts and content.

However, if I do find something interesting, I found out that I can become OBSESSED with those things! For example, my friend Dominic Mercurio, really loves this band “IamamIwhoamI”. Through his posts about them on his wordpress and Tumblr, I began getting into them too. I became so infatuated with their work that they inspired me to change my senior thesis to something more artistically creative and heavily symbolic. I am now an “IamamIwhoamI” troll!!

Web Design Prezi

Comfort Zone days 4 & 5.

Even though we had a very bumpy start to Day 5, I’m glad we were still able to pull it all off! Check out the BTS.