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micro site design

Don't let their diminutive size fool you. While small in footprint they have many of the same technical requirements as their full featured cousins that creates a recipe for challenge. With ingredients such as dynamic content, web service integration, content and interface customization, heavy on the scalable information visualization and lots of task based interaction needs they offer an entire buffet of possibilities for creative problem solving.

Each of the stages of application development applies to the making of these tasty morsels from requirements gathering to sketches, from wireframe, prototype, front and back end development to interaction and GUI design. What differentiates them from the larger apps is that their highly specific nature allows for more singularity of focus, they are more agile given their diminutive framework which for a more rapid iteration process and enables a single individual to play all the roles of larger team to experience some level of each stage in the process.

activity for graphic design

As an online companion to many of their existing print based activities for elemenatary school age visitors, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's educational department wanted to explore ways in which to engage their young audience interactivly at home.

The purpose of this online activity is to teach children about the development of Graphic Design through its personalities, it's movements and it's artifacts. Utilizing the museums extensive in house resources we were able to collect and distill the information into a potent representation of the discipline and turn it into a fun activity that reinforced the online material further by allowing children to print, color and create puzzles from some of the works and graphic design concepts discussed.

the land we use

This kiosk prototype was done in association with Historic House Trust for the Lefferts Historical House in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Under a new environmental grant initiative, the Lefferts House wanted to offer visitors, primarily grade school children, the opportunity to appreciate how the house's surrounding environment and inhabitants had changed and developed over time. By incorporated materials from the Lefferts House archive, historic maps from the Brooklyn Library's extensive collection, on site photography, custom illustration, and audio the presentation gives visitors an information rich multimedia experience that guides them through the life cycle of the property.

During the concepting and development of the project an important parallel theme emerged that focused on the diversity of the people and social phases has changed as well with the passing of time. The Lefferts House was happy to incorporate this meaninful social message of diversification, equality and tolerance that is made even more poignant by the culutral diversity that surrounds the location today.