Overview When nQuire was originally designed with the help of the agency Clearleft, we had some fantastic ideas about communicating it to its intended audience, but for many reasons the site homepage was scaled back to such an extent it became unclear what nQuire was for. As a result, the resources we made available to … Continue reading “nQuire – a new homepage”
The Open University is creating a chatbot to support people with disabilities. ADMINS aims to solve the barriers to independent living caused by online forms and administrative processes.
The virtual Microscope enables people to view geological samples online. This animation was constructed by creating an illustration of a volcano in Adobe Illustrator. I then created the sprite offset in Illustrator so that my artwork resembled an ‘old school’ 35mm film strip of 8 frames. I worked out the CSS3 animation properties on paper. … Continue reading “The Virtual Microscope”
An early design for the cards on the developing Our Journey project. The card will contain mandatory and discretionary fields. This version of the design shows a flip-style card enabling both sides to contain content – a summary facing side and more in-depth information on the ‘reverse’ side. This design may not make it beyond … Continue reading “Card design for Our Journey”
The nQuire platform serves to provide a sandbox for those people interested in science and research. Participants can take part in research projects or author a project themselves. nQuire was developed in partnership between The Open University and the BBC. My role was to work with an external agency; Clearleft, to develop a user experience … Continue reading “nQuire”
The sub-division of space on a web page is a glorious thing to ponder. The responsive landscape provides additional criteria, and high resolution screens heap further complexity on top. Where will we put the content? I am back filling my blog at this point I should stress so the project I am describing was completed … Continue reading “Wireframes for new IET web site”
Considerations for a media player that is designed for learning and teaching purposes would be something of a dream project. Unfortunately my brief was not to imagineer an ideal media player for students and academics but to troubleshoot the design of an existing media player. To put my story into context, a player had been … Continue reading “A media player for learning and teaching”