Well it’s a new semester and once again I am swamped in a sea of uncertainty. This happens each new semester: trying to figure out how the classes work, how the teacher works, and how to meet and work with fellow students.
This semester I am taking two classes — I really don’t know how adults with kids do more (Kudos to you if you do more! I couldn’t be you). The classes are a Computer Science class about computer/human interaction also known as HCI and a CIT class about website front-end development.
So far HCI seems to be about the communication between the computer and user and how as a designer you need to understand how the user will interact with your program or website so that you can make it easily understandable and simple to use for the user. I find the idea to be very interesting. I am especially interested in one of our text books called Don’t Make Me Think , Revisited A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug. It’s a very readable book and I find his insights in the book so far have been right on target. I highly recommend it!
So here I go on my next new adventure! I would love to hear from you! What adventures are you currently working on?