Psychology of Web Designs

Turner, Amber Leigh. “The Psychology of Web Design: How Colors, Typefaces and Spacing Affect Your Mood.” TNW Network All Stories RSS. N.p., 22 Oct. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2016. Leigh is the “owner and creative Director of January Creative in Nashville, Tennessee” and “has been a self-employed graphic and web designer for over eight years, starting early in her collegiate career” ( Leigh bio). Amber Leigh The believes there “are four major areas of website design and development that have the biggest impacts on the psychology of website visitors” (Leigh par. 3). One way web designs impact visitors is “content.”Website “pages loaded down with content” can augment “stress, anxiety and overall unpleasant feelings for visitors” (Leigh par. 5). Even the hiding of content can cause confusion. The author feels that it is beneficial to develop website pages with a balance amount of content. Spacing is important to not strain the eyes of the visitor. Using “neutral colors (i.e the tints, shades, and hues of whites, grays, and blacks),” will provide “an opportunity for rest” (Leigh par. 20). Fonts also play a part. Fonts like the “Sans-serif fonts are used more and more to convey a feeling of modern, clean, sophistication and upscale” ( Leigh par. 31). “white spaces” between the pictures The audience is intended for businesses who are trying to expand their revenue and customer engagement through the development of a website. The purpose of this article is to properly design an engaging webpage. This article is useful because it enables designers to understand what they need to do to improve their site in the visual aspect. In...

Annotated Bibliography of Suzanne Tick’s Position On Post Gender

Gender as Political and Social Tick, Suzanne. “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society.”Metropolis Magazine. N.p., Mar. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2016. Suzanne Tick Suzanne Tick is “the creative director for Teknion Textiles, design consultant for Tandus Centiva, and the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc.” Tick states that “Identity is no longer clearly defined as female or male, but by increasingly visible manifestations of sexuality or lack thereof” ( Tick par. 1). One example of how gender is slowly becoming undefined is how “Alexander Wang’s women’s coat from Fall 2015 has masculine tailoring with a military look, while Annemiek van der Beek’s Primal Skin makeup line has been designed to be appealing to the male buyer” (Tick par. 5). In some education systems, they accepting gender to be “unspecified.” Public bathrooms in large companies like Google are being developed as unisex. The purpose of this article to encourage designers to create infrastructures, clothing styles, and other designs to accommodate for the new “wave” known as post gender.  The intended audience are designers. This article is useful because it displays that without the push of designers to create a post gender environment, individuals who are unable to define their specified gender would never be comfortable in this...

Bibliography of Lance Hosey’s article of Sexism through Architecture: Mario Delva and Avery Johnson

Kaffee Partner’s Headquarters Hosey, a Chief Sustainability Officer, believes that ” emulating women’s bodies in architecture objectifies women” and that ” it also objectifies architecture, reducing buildings to more totems, ciphers reminding us who is in power” ( Hosey par. 15). Evidences Marilyn Monroe advertisement 1) Advertisements. “She’s built like all our product -assumes she is not an individual but a product of man 2) rarity of rewards for females in archetecture 3)statistics -2014 survey, 60% of women feel building industry doesn’t accept their authority 4) Novels -Caryatids 5) Music and Videos -Ghost by Beyonce -Madonna’s Erotica(1992) 6) Surrealist art – Man Ray -Brassai -Magritte -Hans Bellmer Purpose To find another way to develop architecture without sexual influences Intended Audience The Building...
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