A Digital Interface Design to Influence the Artist’s Process
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Interactive Design and Game Development
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Interactive Design and Game Development
Works cited: pages 70-72
"With the development of science and technology, more and more products have digital interfaces. These interfaces are primarily functional and provide ease of use. However, many digital interfaces do not necessarily match users’ mental models, which results in the need to navigate between different sections and levels when completing a task. As a result, the artist’s process is not effectively supported. This thesis proposes a new way to organize the path of tasks in an interface that is more intuitive, convenient and efficient for the artist or user. The design needs to begin with a mental model that analyzes users’ thinking and behavior, as well as artists’ processes. With this approach, the digital interface can implement a rational and organizational information architecture that provides users with an intuitive operational path to support their artistic process. This approach will also improve fault tolerance and offer guidance to users. This thesis will focus on designing a digital interface for professional cameras that will support art photographers by applying the design method described above."
Includes images of the author's newly designed digital camera interface
Keywords: digital interface, camera, artist’s process, behavior, mental model, usability engineering, interactive, interactive design, photography, fine art photographers
CHAIR: Delao, Gustavo
Meyers, David Edwin
Interactive Design and Game Development
2 text files : PDF-1 (thesis) : 72 pages, illustrations (some color) + PDF-2 (digital camera interface) : 1 v. (unpaged), illustrations (some color)
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