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Designing for the stars: The design of the final shuttle flight crew patch STS-135

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 14th, 2011

I’ve often joked that I would love to design wine labels as a job. But I think an even cooler job would be to be the designer of the shuttle crew patches for the shuttle missions. In honor of the last NASA Shuttle launch, and because I think it is a pretty good design, I […]

Tip of the Day: Use color to communicate, not decorate!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 24th, 2011

This week’s theme: Best of Screen Space Podcasts Color is powerful and aids in getting your message across. But don’t just throw it in because it looks good. Use color to communicate and not to just decorate. Add color to  makes your site more usable, efficient, and effective. To find out more check out Screen […]

Branding Change with a Changing Brand: The Democrats’ New Logo

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 17th, 2010

Give me a D! On September 15, 2010 the democrats introduced a new logo and website, with a focus on change. The new logo received a lot of attention immediately, and much from the right criticizing (or really “picking on,” some it of quite clever) the new logo and a quick Google image search shows […]

Color theory link

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on March 23rd, 2010

If you are a designer and just don’t know what to do about color, this article “Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color” provides some great information on color. It is a nice starting place with info warm, cool, and neutral colors; primary and secondary colors; the meanings of the colors; and […]

Handy color theme site

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on January 19th, 2010

I recently discovered this handy and fun color theme website: Kuler where we can “explore, create, and share color themes.” It can be used for any color design you want from blogs, websites, digital media project, even to select paint colors for your own house, as the video by Adobe states. The themes work with […]

Screen Space 8: Length, Contrast, Alignment, and Critique

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on August 3rd, 2008

In episode 8 of Screen Space 8: Length, Contrast, Alignment, and Critique Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and new media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. It is August 3, 2008, and this is Episode 8 of Screen Space: Length, Contrast, Alignment, and Critique. […]

 
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Links to help make your sites colorblind-friendly

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 27th, 2008

In Screen Space (the podcast) #6, I covered tips for designing for colorblind users. In case some of you are not listening to the podcast and not reading the very long transcripts, I wanted to pull out some of the cool tools and repost them in a shorter (and easier to skim and find) blog […]

Screen Space 6: Color Design 101

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 14th, 2008

In Episode 6 of Screen Space: Color Design 101 [Transcript] Greetings and welcome to episode 6 of Screen Space: Color Design 101. It is Sunday July 6, 2008. For the United States Citizens in my audience (which may be my whole audience, if not let me knew), Happy belated 4th of July. The 4th was […]

 
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