Web Design Week 15

Yes, it is finals we for my web design classes. This week I will be reviewing both Mercy College’s students personal art portfolio websites and PACE University’s students nonprofit group websites. I am looking to seeing how all their sites turned out. Each class will take time to critique each other’s sites and provide constructive… Continue reading Web Design Week 15

Web Design Week 13

This week in my web design classes, I covered other marketing tools like blogging, infographics, and mashup videos, so students will understand why these features are good to include into a website. We also discussed the importance of search engine optimization, usability testing, and website maintenance. Lastly, we talked about the steps for the life… Continue reading Web Design Week 13

Web Design Week 10

My web design students this week will be learning how to add audio and video using html and css to websites. By adding these new features both their personal and group websites can be more appealing to visitors. The main goal of any website is obviously to create interactive elements to draw more traffic to… Continue reading Web Design Week 10

Media 101 Week 6

This week my media class is learning about interactive media, such as virtual and augmented reality. This chapter mostly covers the history of video games from penny arcades to console tv systems, and the internet brought about online game apps. Our class discussed the types of video games students have played and whether video gaming… Continue reading Media 101 Week 6

Media 101 Week 5

This week we are covering the history of photography and film. Students are learning how altering images is an ethical issue of stretching the truth. In this chapter, we discussed the issues of using green screens to create 3D graphics and motion, we discussed that tv companies should not glamorize acts of violence, and lastly… Continue reading Media 101 Week 5

Gamification

What was your favorite board game to play growing up? Mine was either checkers or monopoly. Games help us learn rules and to plan strategies to win, but should games be used in a classroom or in business? First, let's explore define Gamification: Gamification is about transforming the classroom environment and regular activities into a game.… Continue reading Gamification

Storyboards

This week Digital Toolbox students will be learning about storyboards and screenplay scripting. A Storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequences (Source: Wikipedia). Storyboarding is a very important part of the pre-production process because… Continue reading Storyboards

Gamestar Mechanics

Do you like video games? This week at Marist College in my Digital Toolbox course I am covering the dynamics of video game design using Gamestar Mechanic. The website reviews the 4 types of games that are used; such as the platformer, action, adventurer, and creating your own. One must play several levels to earn… Continue reading Gamestar Mechanics