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Issue 6 | December 1999
|Leaving AOL | EDUCATORS only | TELL a friend | SEARCH me|
& hip-hop... More student involvement = better critiques... Photoshop
5.5 vs. Fireworks 2
Design Quiz... Barcelona... AIGA / NASAD briefing
paper... Response to Upgrade Junkies, Pt.
Design" or "New Media?"
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This was prompted in part by comments from some of my Media Design students, whom I asked to review the site. Their gently phrased remarks:
made me think that perhaps, in my desire to create a website that downloads as quickly as possible, I'd made it too dull. I hope that when you read the articles our point of view and personality DOES come across, but maybe a prettier face will make some people more likely to stick around and read.
The emphasis will remain on offering you information, resources and the opportunity for discussion about interactive design and new media with other artists, designers, educators and students. Please let me know how you think we're doing.
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If you're one of the many educators who appreciates articles like this, please join in the conversation by sending your suggestions, comments and reactions. To start off, this month send in ONE idea or technique you've found successful in critiquing student work. We'll collect the best and publish them in a future issue.
us with a friend or colleague
BTW, over 10% of our new site visitors come from Web Page Design for Designers, a great resource put together by a graphic-designer-turned-web- designer.
the needle in the haystack