Sunday, October 2, 2011

Reading Response: Windows & Mirrors Intro + 2

"Digital art shows that the computer is not becoming invisible in our culture," it is becoming more prominent, growing and expanding to different forms! The introduction overviews thestructuralists movement where form and content were separate. For the designer, computerswere a new world and that later connected those two variables and allow the user to access the content through form. It says that the computer screen is both a window and a mirror. It allows the user to play in natural movement, reflecting the natural world, and gain new information. Designers create transparency that gives the illusion of the physical world. Typography asks the viewer to read the content and not look at the page and web design should do the same. This requires removing obscure elements (modernist design goals). This could now be recognized through the term, useable, that creates a consistent experience (GUI). Creating a user illusion is important to the experience and captures attention that is then directed towards the content or use which is the overarching goal. This transparency could be described as a myth (exaggeration or simplification with an origin of a "complex reality"). Techniques include three dimensions and immersion through virtual realities. Could technology disappear and put the user in touch with reality or does the user need to understand that it is a system also?

No comments:

Post a Comment