A new tutorial is available which introduces steps to create an App mockup using Figma. Figma is an online prototyping tool which can be used to design Apps and websites. This tutorial introduces the basics of prototyping an app with Figma. It quickly ‘touches’ all necessary steps without going into too much detail. You can … Continue reading How to create an App mockup with Figma – a tutorial
Getting started as a project team can often be chaotic and unclear. To quickly establish some structure, first divide roles. Roles can be various, adapted to the kind of team you are. For instance for a student project team, working together on a design assignment, start with at least a chairman, a secretary and a … Continue reading Working in a project team: divide tasks and roles
This is a a collection of links and thoughts about web design which tries to give some guidelines. It is in no way meant to be complete. First, consider web page layout Which part of the web page is visible? (scroll?) What viewport size(s)? Try aiming at least: Small (under 600px), Medium (600px – 900px) … Continue reading Design guidelines for Web Development
Tomorrow a Littlebits-workshop will be held for students doing a project on “Design for Specific Users”. We are going to practice building small, interactive circuits. Aim is to investigate design possibilities in the idea phase of the design process and quickly try-out different directions for idea’s. Students are encouraged to experiment freely by building circuits, mixing … Continue reading Idea generation with LittleBits for “Design for Specific Users”
A checklist to find out if your portfolio website meets minimum requirements. This is a summary of recommendations given in the lessons of Web Technology. 1. The entire site should have a clear identity which is visible on all pages. A clear identity can be a name or an alias and/or a logo. 2. The … Continue reading What makes a good portfolio website?
As part of assignment #2 of Web Technology, students have to give an update on their progress regarding the design activities for the site, including a first design-sketch. Constrains The main purpose of the site is a showcase portfolio The site has to contain a Blog (section) The site should provide some basic information about … Continue reading Design a portfolio site…?
Update: 30/09/2019 Isotope is a nice jQuery plugin to build galleries with. With just a little coding you can turn a standard WordPress gallery into a nice responsive isotope-gallery. No WordPress-plugins needed. Start by adding a Gallery: when editing a Page (or Post), add a Gallery block, pick your images, press the button ‘Create a … Continue reading Turn a standard WordPress Gallery into an isotope Gallery
[16-NOV-2015 update: SP5 is still not available…] SolidWorks 2015 SP4 has compatibility issues with Windows 10. SolidWorks announced they will fix this in the next release of their Service Pack, which will be SP5. Since SP5 will be released no earlier than October, here is a work-a-round: run SolidWorks in compatibility mode. To do this, … Continue reading How to run SolidWorks 2015 SP4 on Windows 10