I was looking forward to week 4 as I’m very interested in interactive media. The week 4 workshop has been divided into three parts: Design, Implementation and Testing, all of which are (or should be) parts of any making process.
As I’d like to learn more about building websites, I found exploring wireframing particularly useful. I’ve been playing with the tool Wireframe and made a few sample designs just to discover different ways of designing websites.
The next step was to try Wirify, an online plug-in that enables users to turn any website into a wireframe. Here’s a few examples:
*Interestingly, the only website I couldn’t turn into a wireframe was Facebook. I’ve tried a few times, but every time I got this error messages, even though the tool woudl work on other websites at the same time.
Making websites – coding
In the second part of the workshop we’ve been using Flash, which I found quite old fashioned and unnecessarily complicated.
To my surprose, I’ve discover that coding isn’t a rocket science and (I never thought I’d say that) fun! I’ve ended up learning how to code for the whole weekend, which was a very rewarding experience as I would never have though that I would be able to do it!
Here’s a few Dash projects I’ve been working on:
And here’s how the interactive tutorial looks like: