AL Design

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The Augmented Library


Robert Ransick   email
Ben Choiniere   email
Jason Irla   email
David Meresman   email
Kyle Schroeder   email



Questions from Tech. Team

  1. Does there need to be RGB patterns in the bookmark?
    1. Do we want the light patterns to change?
    2. Do we want to be able to control the patterns to express ourselves in the interface?
  2. Do we need anything in the interface to be "draggable"?
  3. What types on animation do we need? (If you could give us a list of primitives and actions by the 11th that would be great)

Bookmark Design

AL Bookmark Design
A bit on design process

  1. Research & Discovery
  2. Competitive Analysis
  3. Exploration
  4. Thumbnail Sketching
  5. Composition
  6. Execution & Implementation


AL Bookmarks Functionality
AL Website Map




AL Messge Windows
AL Final Wireframes
AL ForReview Wireframes


AL Old Wireframes


AL Website Wireframes

User Interface Examples

UI Fresh
UI Search
UI About
AL Messge Windows
UI Examples...getting stale

User Interface

Websites To Consider

Here is a list of Websites I have sorted out as having features that we could use as models in building our own User Interface, please have a look at them and comment on them, specifically about what you like and do not like, how user friendly do they feel, what would you take from it and what would you leave behind, anything else you can think of. The more input the better. Thanks. Oh and Thanks Rebecca for putting together that list of links, it was super helpful! And please disregard all the circle graphics you may see on these sites, I am not fixated on using circles as a way of displaying info. I am mostly looking at how the info is displayed, potential for a dynamic user experience, how info is organized, etc.Jirla 12:30, 2 March 2008 (EST)

  • [1] Similar Diversity

I like this design and think it could be tweaked to be animated and very dynamic/user friendly, needs a lot of streamlining.I like the simplified feeling of implied depth.Jirla

  • [2] WeFeelFine

Colors are bad, it moves to fast to be friendly, but it does have a great way of displaying information, once you grap onto one of those crazy dots.Jirla

  • [3] Presidential watch 08

I really like the fish eye view in this. I think that the color and actual design are a bit off, the usability of it is fairly nice. I think its pretty organized navigationally, I like that.Jirla

  • [4] What Does Your Website Look Like?

Imagine the tags represented here as our info (see the map key on the near the top of the blog), books/authors/comments etc. spiced up... Take this design and add dimension/depth to it and it could be really cool. Launch the applet and type in a website url. This site and way of displaying info is growing on me the more and more I look at/use it. Animated with layers of depth or dimensionality I think this could be very nice as a starting point.Jirla

  • [5] Our Graphic Universe

The architecture of this site is nice, fairly easy to navigate and filter through but difficult to understand the results,. Could be simplified to make it even more user friendly.Jirla

This is also nice, I like how the info is displayed but get really irritated when I can't figure out how to make it disappear when I want it too. Needs some clarity. Reminds me of wefeelfine and suffers from many of the same problems, but we could take parts of it and improve upon them.Jirla

Mapping Links for Color

Please have a look at this lil' diagram I have begun making to help me sort how many color palettes and color we will need. If you can think of anything I'm missing please let me know, you see I have left spaces open for additions. These are not the colors, just a list to organize the colors we may need. Thanks.Jirla 12:54, 2 March 2008 (EST)



Please go to Kuler [7]and have a look through the swatches/themes (search for everybodiesacritic to view our colors) I have begun to create. Feedback would be lovely. Thanks.Jirla 18:19, 2 March 2008 (EST)
Colors have been tweaked further, also some new themes added. Rebecca thank you for having a look.Jirla 01:01, 3 March 2008 (EST)

My first reactions are that I like 10, 11, and 4. In that order, I think. Rgrabman 21:28, 2 March 2008 (EST)

User Interface Stations

AL UI Stations


AL UI Text
AL Website Text


Final Draft

Initial Sketch


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