University of Iowa Website Incorporates Exceptional Engaging Photography

Website Photography Considerations For websites to be engaging, they must include high quality photography that captivates the site visitor. The University of Iowa has recently moved toward a responsive website design that features a full width 1100x580 'slider' (slideshow) featured image collection. Selected photos from 24 August 2014 are shown below. There are a few … Continue reading University of Iowa Website Incorporates Exceptional Engaging Photography

Design Squirrel Studio – Graphic Design by Connie Hong

I first met designer Connie Hong while working at the University of Iowa. I'd been noticing some exceptional promotional materials being distributed by International Programs and was so impressed with the quality of the graphic design work that I inquired about who the designer was. Connie was gracious enough to offer a graphic design short-course … Continue reading Design Squirrel Studio – Graphic Design by Connie Hong

Changing Standards and Viewpoints in the Interpretation of Image Filters, Effects, and Icons

A new digitally immersed generation is becoming a prominent majority in our society, and these people have different experiences and observations that influence how they perceive filters, effects, and icons. An icon intended to represent a traditional telephone is an example of this phenomenon. Younger people will very likely have never used an older telephone … Continue reading Changing Standards and Viewpoints in the Interpretation of Image Filters, Effects, and Icons