Monthly Archives: June 2009

I recently read this on CSS-Tricks:

There are websites that we visit because we have to, but we wouldn’t get an account with.
There are websites that we have accounts with that we would never participate in.
There are websites we participate in that we don’t enjoy.
There are websites that we enjoy but don’t participate in.
There are websites we enjoy and participate in but don’t share everything with.
There are websites that we share everything with, but don’t trust.
There are websites that we trust and share everything with; these are the sites we love.

For me – these are the website that fit in these categories:

There are websites that we visit because we have to, but we wouldn’t get an account with.
USPS.com
There are websites that we have accounts with that we would never participate in.

University Portals
MySpace.com

There are websites we participate in that we don’t enjoy.
USBank.com

There are websites that we enjoy but don’t participate in.
CNN.com
Most design blogs

There are websites we enjoy and participate in but don’t share everything with.
Facebook.com
Youtube.com

There are websites that we share everything with, but don’t trust.
To an extent, Twitter.com (just a bit of untrust, simply because it’s online)

There are websites that we trust and share everything with; these are the sites we love.
Mint.com
GMail.com
Google Sites
Google Docs
Google Reader
Twitter.com

A few months ago I took on the project to create an e-news portal for all things ATSU. Sort of an up-to-date stream of news that contained everything related to ATSU. The project required a logo, website, sweet notepads (w/iconnect logo) and a magazine ad for the alumni magazine, Still Magazine. The logo was originally Lee’s design, I just tweaked it a bit. Lee’s a marketing associate here at ATSU. The notepad was laid out in conjuction with Gail, a graphic designer at ATSU. The website is built in wordpress so it can be quickly updated. The site also uses a jQuery powered slideshow on the homepage.

iconnect_logo

iconnect_notepad
Complete with Truman Alumni Association pen 🙂

iconnect_ad
iconnect ad in Still Magazine

iconnect_web
iconnect.atsu.edu

People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.

—Paola Antonelli

There are no bad ideas, just bad decisions.

— Jacob Cass
check Jacob’s work out – http://www.justcreativedesign.com. Quote via http://quotesondesign.com/jacob-cass/