Critique a Website

I chose to critique the Pinterest website for my assignment. Pinterest is a website that I visit pretty much everyday. Its home page has a simple layout, with thumbnail pictures of images called “pins”that the people you follow are interested in. This can include many different things such as food, clothes, do-it-yourself crafts, workouts etc. If you see a “pin” that you like, you have the ability to “re-pin” it and post it on one of your “boards”. Your “board” helps organize your “pins” into similar collections so that you can find things more easily when you are looking through them. This website can be used by men and women of all ages once they sign-up for an account. Although most of the sit users consist of women, most men don’t know that there is also content for them also. I believe this website is very user friendly and easy to navigate. It sticks with the same color scheme of white and red, and every page has the same layout. The only thing I would change about this website is the search feature. The search bar enables you to type what you are looking for, and it even has categories that you can browse from. However, since this website is basically running off of what other users are pinning, whenever you search for something you might not get what you are looking for because of users mislabeling “pins”. Regardless of this, I think Pinterest is a very successful website and I would recommend others to try it out!Image

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Web Design Project

The idea that I was assigned to was to create a website that enables you to take a picture of the clothes you own in order to mix and match them to make different outfits. The purpose was to save the users’ time when picking out their next outfit, and they would be able to pick out what to wear on-the-go. I also had to transform my website into an Iphone and Ipad medium.

I created my website by using a simple design that made it user friendly by making it look more like a clothing website. I felt that this approach was the easiest for users to understand and everything was laid out in a clean manner.

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IPAD DESIGN

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Video Assignment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLPPqriBnjs

For this project, I captured the process of Emma making a salad. I made sure to show the process of her preparing her food from beginning to end. I did this by shooting her at different angles and incorporating the 5-point method into my video. I took out the original audio in this video simply because it was boring. I also made the whole video play to a song (Sweet Disposition) to make it more uplifting and so it would attract an audience more.

 

Website Idea

My idea for a website is to allow people to rent puppies from owners for a day. This website will allow dog owners in your area to be able to put when they need someone to take care of their dog as needed. It also provides people without a dog to be able to take care of one whenever they please. It’s audience will be determined by your current location and a 15 mile radius. This can be aimed towards families and college students and will be based on trustworthiness through signing a waiver to ensure that the dog owner’s dog will be returned.