Five Second Test

Posted in Design, Work stuff by tomgooday on June 29, 2010

http://fivesecondtest.com

Saw one of my friends using this today and thought that it was a fantastic resource. Simple, instant feedback on your designs. Five second tests help you easily identify the most prominent elements of your user interfaces, and also the least prominent!

Upload an image of your design.

URL is then generated

Send the URL out…

http://fivesecondtest.com/test/uRYADi8H

User is then prompted they are about to undertake a 5 second test!

User then click on the most prominent areas.

Collect almost instant feedback. I will certainly be using this!

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Launchlist – Your one stop website checklist!

Posted in Design, Work stuff by tomgooday on June 19, 2010

Found this during the week…an excellent resource for web developers. Pretty self explanatory, a list of all things that should be considered before a website launch. Will definitely be using this!

http://www.launchlist.net/

There are 28 items to consider, and here is a little snippet…

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CREATIVE ECONOMY

Posted in Other Stuff, Work stuff by tomgooday on April 24, 2009
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Screengrab 09

Posted in Other Stuff, Work stuff by tomgooday on April 23, 2009

http://is.gd/u49F

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The new cohort of Interactive Media Production students at Bournemouth University need your support.

Buy a Tee or Hoodie and help them out.

Check them out on twitter http://twitter.com/ScreenGrab09 or their visit their site http://screengrab09.com/

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Business Cards? Do I need them?

Posted in Work stuff by tomgooday on March 31, 2009

Regenesis ARG

Posted in Other Stuff, Work stuff by tomgooday on March 26, 2009

I am getting really interested in ARG’s and this an excellent example.

Created by http://xenophile.ca/

I will go into further detail later.

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Gigapan Embed…

Posted in Other Stuff, Work stuff by tomgooday on March 24, 2009

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Link for now…

http://api.gigapan.org/beta/gigapans/19660/snapshots/59283,59278,59279,59281/iframe/flash.html

Apparently I am unable to embed an iframe into wordpress.com. Into wordpress.org it would not be a problem, but I chose .com which is very annoying!

Be Very Afraid!

Posted in Work stuff by tomgooday on March 19, 2009

Thought I would share this.

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Before Christmas I was lucky enough to be invited to present my work at Be Very Afraid hosted by Prof Stephen Heppell in London.

The event gathers students of all different ages and displays technology is playing a vital role in their development.

“Each year a selection of ingenious students – from primary to university age – are invited along to BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly to show and talk about the extraordinary things they are doing with new technologies in their learning.

Guests attend by invitation: from the senior policy making echelons of the Whitehall Department of Education & Skills, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; from BAFTA’s own membership of film and theatre arts luminaries; from other influential organisations.

During the day the students explain just what it is that they are doing. Each year is more ambitious; each year poses real questions for policymakers and parents as the ambitions of these 21st century learners, together with their ability to deliver on these ambitions, becomes apparent.

Although we limit the scale of these conversations and demonstrations on the day, they are captured annually as a DVD, a web-site, podcasts and as photographs so that many thousands around the world can enjoy the event and be inspired too.

Welcome. Be very afraid!”

Here is the link…http://www.heppell.net/bva/bva5/default.htm

There is also a video of me presenting my work…take a look! http://www.heppell.net/bva/bva5/bournemouth2.htm

Bring Down IE6!!!

Posted in Work stuff by tomgooday on March 17, 2009

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Having spent ages making numerous websites cross browser friendly I think that this is about time…not supporting transparent png’s was the final straw for me…so…

http://www.bringdownie6.com/

I have always thought that if we stop building sites for IE6 then people will stop using it. I know that this probably isnt the right attitude but IE8 is almost ready now so why not just download this? Alternatively download firefox, it is much better… 🙂

Routes

Posted in Work stuff by tomgooday on March 16, 2009


I have loosely been following the online narrative that is routes. As I am typing this I have just seen two adverts on TV plugging the website. http://www.routesgame.com. The site is a collaboration between channel 4 and the wellcome trust and is intended to introduce kids to genetic using a new an exciting platform.

“Routes is an eight week game from Channel 4 Education in association with the Wellcome Trust. Routes is live from January 26th through to March 26th, and during that time players will be invited into a world of genetics, evolution and the human genome.”

The site was first brought to my attention when Matt Locke (4ip) came into talk to our MACME students at one of their residentials. He talked through the premise of the site and different types of interaction the users would experience. There is an online narrative in the form of videos and blogs, these videos show comedian Katherine Ryan trying to get the bottom of her genes. Having had cancer twice she is eager to know whether it could have been avoided. There are also games and facts that sit alongside the ongoing narrative.  I must admit when I first heard the idea I was a little sceptical, but I have preserved with it, and I have gradually started to warm to the concept.

So we are about six and half weeks down, and I must admit I have started to loose touch with the narrative. But constantly receiving email about the narrative means that I could easily catch up… Additionally as all of the content remains on the remains, an archive is being generated for all users to access…

Why not check it out for yourself, I think there is a murder to solve at present.