Polishing User Interface Design: An evening with Andrew Maier

The mind behind UXBooth.com uses Photoshop to deconstruct some of the most common UI effects from scratch to add greater depth and realism to your work.

Tuesday, March 30th
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Room 249, FSU Fine Arts Building: 530 E. Call Street St.,Tallahassee, FL

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Andrew’s Bio:

Hailing from the great city of Atlanta, GA, Andrew Maier designs interactions and user experiences for a variety of clients at Hashrocket, a world-class web application consultancy. He writes, speaks, and teaches about design and its intersection with the internet. In addition he serves as the editor–in–chief of the user experience blog, UX Booth. When he’s not crazy busy, Andrew likes singing, practicing yoga and drinking coffee, like a good little hippie should.

About Refresh Tallahassee:

With an emphasis on design and code, placed within the context of business, Refresh Tallahassee is a community of professionals seeking to enrich the web development culture in our area.
http://www.refreshtallahassee.org/

This lecture is sponsored by the Florida State University School of Art & Design. For more information visit: http://www.fsu.edu/~art/

Random bits: Google Barcode, Email Etiquiette, Die Electric, Mutantrumpet, and Google Timeline

1. Today’s Google logo is hilarious. Check out the gallery for more wackiness.
google-barcode

2. This great article on email etiquette might just save your job one day.

3. A dielectric is an insulating material. It does not conduct electricity. The “Die Electric” experiment by Scott Amron makes use of AC power plugs and sockets less the flow of electricity. Finally, the “keybrid” below.

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Keybrid

4. Palladio, an interactive, playable movie based on the novel by Jonathan Dee, is created by Ben Neill (on mutantrumpet) and visual artist Bill Jones. In their performances together, both VJ and trumpeter control music and video as a single hybrid form; a live duet of images and sound.

5. Google Timeline creates a visualization based on information it finds around the dates.

google-timeline

Ethics and Copyright

Read and watch the following and post your responses:

Writing cover letters

There are many good resources online. Here are three concise and advertisement-free articles about writing cover letters (complete with examples)…

Cover Letter Essentials, from Artist Trust 

Cover Letters, The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Write a Cover Letter, Office of Career Services, Savannah College of Art & Design