Results of Research Assignment #1,
Good Design and Artistic Concepts on the World Wide Web


Part 1: GOOD COMMERCIAL DESIGN

Instructions:
Search the World Wide Web for sites with great design and a good user interface. Keep in mind that the content is NOT important! What is important is DESIGN. Consider the layout (color, composition, readability, etc.) and the interface (Is it intuitive?).

Joe Anderson:
Jeff Atkins:
Kelly Blue Book
Camden Bayer:
H2O Church
Stefan Beekman:
Chad Greene
Renee Byerly:
Google
Jessica Canter:
Brand Dreamworld
Todd Clement:
hardocp.com
Jen Ellis:
rayoflight productions
Matt Gargalianos:
ESPN
Tony Greco:
Colin Hess:
Jason Kenney:
Sarah Owings:
3dgallery.com
Mad TV
ThisFaceDown
Andy Ranville:
Etnies
Brian Reynard:
Creative Edge
Diane Simo:
BCBG


Part 2: GOOD STUDENT PORTFOLIO

Instructions:
Since your first assignment will be to create your own portfolio, it is a good idea to see what other students have done. Browse through BGSU Computer Art student portfolios and choose your favorite one. Choose the one you feel has the best design, is most creative, etc.

Joe Anderson:
Jeff Atkins:
Nomar Perez
Camden Bayer:
Jessi Donofrio
Stefan Beekman:
Matt Simmons
Renee Byerly, Jessica Canter:
Chris Kastner
Todd Clement:
Betsy Gustafson
Jen Ellis, Sarah Owings, Diane Simo:
Guillaume Blanchard
Matt Gargalianos:
Mark Silverwood
Tony Greco:
 
Colin Hess:
Jason Kenney:
Sarah Owings, Brian Reynard:
Scott Smalley
Sarah Owings:
Jim Toon
Andy Ranville:
Micah Sawyer


Part 3: ARTSITE and IDEAS

It is important to know that there are independent artists out there creating artistic websites (artsites) that push the limits in web technology and / or explore interesting new ideas. Choose the artsite that you find most interesting CONCEPTUALLY. Write a paragraph that talks about the ideas behind the site. Why is it interesting? How does it engage the viewer? What ideas / thoughts does it provoke? In this final part you are concentrating on the concepts in lieu of the design, although a good design is what may have initially provoked your interest.

Joe Anderson:
Jeff Atkins:
Camden Bayer, Andy Ranville:
Chroma
Stefan Beekman:
Collage Machine
Renee Byerly:
Reconstruction
Jessica Canter:
Mark Amerika
Todd Clement:
Stock Puppets
Jen Ellis, Brian Reynard:
Joanna Berzowska
Matt Gargalianos:
SIGGRAPH 2001
Tony Greco:
Colin Hess:
Jason Kenney:
Sarah Owings:
SIGGRAPH 2002 site
Diane Simo:


Back to Main