Archive for the ‘Good Link 3’ Category

Taylor_goodlink3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://sampaints.com/the 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

http://www.shopstyle.com/browse/womens-clothesThis 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.

miller_hannah_goodLink 3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://thinkingspace.economist.com/#/exploreIts 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

http://www.smarthistory.org/Smart 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

http://www.caferouge.co.uk/menus.php 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

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/universcale/index_f.htm 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

 http://www.nanamiart.com/home/i 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.

Rosario_good link 3

Monday, September 14th, 2009

http://www.rebrand.com/2009-winners-brands 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

http://coopermanjewelry.com/rings.phpthis 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

http://www.pentagram.com/en/This 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.

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.