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‘Brave’ Sketches

After Bruce Sterling‘s ending keynote for Interaction 11, I knew my capstone could not continue has it had before. Tonight I decided to go back and sketch more designs, while trying to be ‘braver’. I also attempted to take to heart two other Interaction 11 speaker notes by looking at how I handled complexity within the interface, and how I might use the information itself as the interface.

My desk as I was sketching
JW desk while sketching

Overall, I’m very happy with these new sketches and I’ll continue to explore new designs for critique.

Have thoughts, comments, or feedback? I would love to hear it.

Give a Crit Iteration 5

In this iteration, I’ve added some toggle buttons that allow for viewing the title, description, category, and exif information for a given photograph. This information appears as an overlay on the image directly, and is always ‘at-hand’ during a critique.

5th Design Iteration


I’m looking for feedback from photographers and designers. For background information on this design, please see, the first post has some good information.

More Give a Crit Sketches

I wanted to explore my capstone design problem a bit today. So, I decided to head into our whiteboard room (3 walls of whiteboards, 1 wall of glass) and start sketching. Here are some of things I came up with.

As always, I welcome feedback, comments, and critique. These are just some initial ideas. It was helpful for me to get these out of my brain and into the world. If these provoke you in some way, or if you have some awesome insight, let me know!

Photography Mind Map

My capstone project is dealing with photography critique online. Recently in our Mad Skillz Club we covered mind maps. So, I decided to mind map my capstone topic under the general umbrella of photography.

This is merely a tool to help me to better understand the general space in which I’ll be working these next two semesters.

Group View

For my Computer Supported Collaborative Work class, I’ve been studying photography groups and how they work together. I studied a local photography group, PhoSo, in order to better understand what problems photography groups might have. For this project I was able to study PhoSo on two separate occasions. During the first occasion, the group meet outside to learn about and teach some light painting and night photography skills. In total 11 people attended this session and the session lasted approximately 2 hours. During the second session, the group meet inside in a classroom on the IU campus. In total 9 people attended this session and it lasted approximately 1.5 hours. During these studies I observed people’s┬ábehavior, group interaction, collaboration, teaching, and learning from each other. For both studies I actively participated in the groups sessions. As being a photographer myself, I was able to both teach other members, learn from other members, and share my photographs and knowledge.
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