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If phrases are like strings, verses are like ribbonscathrynploehn

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:02:49 +0000

Time to share a little bit of inspiration. Recently I’ve been posting about my current project, Poetry Ribbons, in which I plan to augment the way we read poetry though sound and images. Where did this idea come from? I have partnered with a few people on this idea. The professor I was working with…

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Let’s Be Brief.Poetry RibbonscathrynploehnLean UX cycle: Concept, prorotype, validate externally, test externally, learn from user behavior, iterate

Sun, 19 Jan 2014 06:32:08 +0000

Like any safe(ish) flight, projects need a spelled out trajectory to get off the ground. Even if the specific path isn’t decided, communicating a general premise for even beginning the project gives a good baseline for tackling the problem at hand. In my last post I introduced my semester long project, Poerry Ribbons, an app…

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Go with the flow. Or add new onesPoetry Ribbons videocathrynploehn

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:04:09 +0000

Over the next 16 weeks, I will be working on developing an app to augment our understanding of translated poetry through sound and images. The app, Poetry Ribbons, will create affordances that augment the reading of translated poetry. “I know that when I meet my own life in a great poem, I feel opened, clarified,…

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Interaction Design: Where I’ve Been and Where I’m GoingNew Orleanscathrynploehn

Sun, 05 Jan 2014 02:23:16 +0000

Over the last semester, I surveyed a wide range of Interaction Design material: You and Your Research (Hamming), Metaphors We Live By ((Lakoff and Johnsen), Elements of  User Experience (Garrett) The Phenomenological Mind (Gallagher) Designing Interactions (Moggridge) Thoughts on Interaction Design (Kolko) Mental Notes (Anderson) Fundamental Concepts and Theories in Human Computer Interaction (Zaphiris, Ang)…

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Black Hats are inwpid-1386184576110.pngcathrynploehn

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:42:58 +0000

It has happened in my college newsroom numerous times. A room a blank faces, staring at the design drafts on the wall. A few dominant characters Monopolize the time spent critiquing the designs while others passively look on. However, we know these silent observers have good, possibly influential things to say. Based on Edward DeBono’s…

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