Archive for the ‘Good Link’ Category


Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 home page doubles as the blog so common visitors are able to see what had been added since last visit. once you access the main page there are only a few comprehensive links that bring you to thumbnail galleries. although nothing amazing this site gives its users what they want easily  with out having to search thru artsy crap.

Caitlin-Good Link

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 site is nice because it carries a wide range of designers and links you right to their site. You can choose a category or shop by price, color, brand, etc. It makes shopping more simple b/c you can hit many stores in just one stop.

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 hard to tell what the best website I’ve ever come across would be.  So this is the best one I’ve found today.  It is simple, but an interesting idea portrayed in an innovative way by an unlikely group of people.  Unlike most creative/design inspired sites, this site is about economics and economists.  How they get their ideas and where they do their pondering.  Interesting to think about what inspires me verses what inspires an economist.

Amy: good link_3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 History is like an art history textbook on the internet. It’s information architecture is very easy to navigate and lets you search by time, style, artist, themes, or you can search by key word in the search box. There is also a nice timeline on the home page where you can “explore smarthistory” and view images of artwork. I think this site is easy to navigate and does a good job communicating it’s information.

Jen – Good Link

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 This is a good example of informative architecture because it allows users to easily travel from one page to another with ease.  The information provided on each page is located at the bottom of the website, while still allowing each of the tabs for the pages to be viewed.  This allows for the user to easily return to the previous page they were on. 

Mike – Good Link 3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 I chose this as my good example this week because it is a really fun interactive website that deals with size relativity. It is called Universcale and it progresses all the way from outer space all the way down to the atom. When you click on one of the objects that is moving along it will give you a brief description. Also when you enter a new tier it will give you a description of what it is and what kinds of things are in it and what they have done for the world. It is a good tool for learning scale and size relativity. It has a cool flow and 3D depth sensitivity. It is also very easy to navigate. All you have to do is use the click of the mouse to navigate around. The bottom part of the webpage lets you click through larger portions of scale or you can just let it go by itself.

anthony reindel good site 3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 picked this artist portfolio simply because of how simple his site is. he uses hi res images of his own photography and artwork to make his site look professional and well designed. something that is very easy to do. there is not a lot of typed content .. which is appropriate for the purpose of the site. .. to look at his work .. and the navigation is really easy and fluent.

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Monday, September 14th, 2009 This link has great information architecture because it is really easy to manage through the menu bar. Since the menu bar appears on the top of every page, it is easy to navigate yourself back through the page. A great feature is that whenever you click on a link of the page you are looking at, another menu bar appears on the left. This bar shows you the steps you took to get where you are and it allows you to click on any of the pervious pages you were on so its easy to go back to something you were looking at. One last feature that helps out the navigation is that at the bottom of the page there is a “go back” button that get you back where you were too. 

Matt Rust Goodlink3

Monday, September 14th, 2009 is a beautiful site. as you mouse over any of the images it gives you more information on the side. the navigation bar is straight forward and easy to use as well

Emily Information architecture, Good

Sunday, September 13th, 2009 is the site for Pentagram, an internationally renowned design firm.  This site is very nicely laid out, and opens pictures of gallery work and recent pieces immediately.  Along the left site are a series of helpful links, not too many or too few for good navigation. While clicking around on the site I found that I could get anywhere on the site in less than 3 clicks.  I got the feeling that everything was laid out in the open for me while navigating this site.

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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 Kroger home page makes their concept very clear right away.  The first thing I look at when the page opens is the pencil.  Then coupons for food show up underneath.  Clearly, Kroger is trying to  promote back to school for parents (moms).  The ad at the top is clearly meant for moms eyes to see because it advertises flu prevention for kids.

Haley – Perfect-ish Information Architecture

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Visual Complexity is essentially an index of aesthetically masterful complex visual references.

– The large, colorful thumbnails pull the audience into the focus of the site: the images/projects themselves.

– Each page features a gray header containing essential navigation links: home, about, stats, search etc.  making basic navigation accessible and effective.

– Colorful icons to twitter and other applications are tastefully (and helpfully) displayed in the top right corner, again emphasizing accessibility.

– A helpful filter on the right allows the user to narrow their search of visual references by method, trend, year, or top author. They are also arranged in sixteen subsections.

– Boring math brains could easily navigate and enjoy this website, but it’s just as enjoyable for people more aesthetically minded.

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 -this is good harmony between technology and user because the technology allows the user to navigate the site well-Good because the user goes on the website to play around with the animations and that is all the website does.-good because there is no extra items on the site that you don’t need that will make the sight load slower 

Caitlin: Good Link

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

This a design firm in Minneapolis, MN. They made this website and sent it out around New Years to all of their past and current clients. Its really entertaining if you want to waste time! I have no idea how they made this..Photoshop or Flash maybe? There are 759,375 possible faces. Check it out!

Good Link- Anne-Marie

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

  • usability is very good. easy to scroll through the photos
  • lets you save your favorite photos
  • lets you comment on each photo or just send feedback to the site in general

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 like this website because of the scroll on the left side.  You can shop by flower, which is really nice and you don’t have to go through what you don’t want to find what you do want!

Jen – Good Link

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

this is a good example of the perfect harmony between technology and audience need because it is well designed and allows for users to easily access everything provided on the website, the design is not overcomplicated.  With each separate page, the background remains the same and the main text changes out from one single location on the page.  The complicated technology is there, but the audience doesn’t necessarily realize that.

Matt Rust Goodlink2

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

*this site is very easy to use

*I use this site as a resources for ideas

*simple scroll and click to enlarge the images you want to see

*nothing fancy, but gets the job done


hannah miller_ good link

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I chose this obscure site for my good link today.  Although it is pretty simple and somewhat unnecessary, it uses technology in  a fresh and creative way that entertains its audience without making the material too complex for the average user to understand and follow.

anthony reindel good link 2

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 is a pretty interesting design website. i think they balance imagery and typography very well. the site is also very simple and easy to navigate, yet keeping with a modern look