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?).

Bensman, Andrew:
National Geographic Kids
Bowman, Jacob:
Cabrera, Luis :
canon.com
Fiocca, Michelle:
2Advanced Studios
Goldsmith, Mandy:
MoMA
Im, Yangil (SAM):
Kenney, Jason:
Manrow, Evan:
Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal
Riddlebaugh, John:
atomfilms.com
Rodriguez, Edgar:
bavaria.com.co
Tolone, Ryan:
google.com
Wilson, Greg:
Wright, Brad:
They Might Be Giants
Yoch, Renee:
firemountaingems.com


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.

Bensman, Andrew and Manrow, Evan:
Renee Byerly
Bowman, Jacob:
Cabrera, Luis and Wright, Brad:
Brian Reynard
Fiocca, Michelle:
Scott Smalley
Goldsmith, Mandy:
Stephan Beekman
Im, Yangil (SAM):
Kenney, Jason:
Riddlebaugh, John:

Rodriguez, Edgar:
Camden Bayer
Tolone, Ryan:
Andy Ranville
Wilson, Greg:
Yoch, Renee:
Nomar Perez


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.

Bensman, Andrew:
Collage Machine
Bowman, Jacob:
Cabrera, Luis :
Geoffrey Thomas
Fiocca, Michelle:
Joanna Bursowska
Goldsmith, Mandy:
mowa.org
Im, Yangil (SAM):
Kenney, Jason:
Manrow, Evan:
The Existence of All Things, Past, Present, and Future
Riddlebaugh, John:
Rodriguez, Edgar:
Tolone, Ryan:
Squid Soup
Wilson, Greg:
Wright, Brad:
Reconstruction
Yoch, Renee:
Fleishmann

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