Author Archives: Steve Krause

Your 444 Portfolio and Text to Hypertext Project: Working With WordPress or Weebly (and PS about the Codecademy Part 2!)

One of the things on the schedule for us this week is to start talking a bit more about your 444 Portfolio site and whatever software you decide you’re going to use to make your text to hypertext project– and … Continue reading

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About the pre-test on usability: how did it go?

I’m not gonna lie: as I type this after waking up to a world where we’re going to have a “President Trump,” I’m more than a little distracted. But I also feel like I need to go on– maybe you … Continue reading

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A few small (but notable) updates

Watch the video, but two updates: I am trying to (and almost there!) to get caught up, and that includes commenting on your write-ups about the quasi-usability testing we did on the department web site. Those comments are on canvas. … Continue reading

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Discussing Wolff’s “Baby, We Were Born to Tweet Springsteen Fans, the Writing Practices of In Situ Tweeting, and the Research Possibilities for Twitter”

This is where we’ll talk about Bill Wolff’s article “Baby, We Were Born to Tweet Springsteen Fans, the Writing Practices of In Situ Tweeting, and the Research Possibilities for Twitter.” This is kind of a complicated and long essay, and if you … Continue reading

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“Super Mom in a Box”

This is where we’ll talk about the essay “Super Mom in a Box.” Sorry I’m a little later on this than I’d prefer, but it has been one of those “one thing after another” series of days. The next few … Continue reading

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Two FWIW readings about Twitter: the end of Vine and a memorable Twitter feed

Two things I came across lately that some of you might be interested in, in the “FWIW” category of things: Apparently, Vine is no more. Or at least Twitter (which owns Vine) is phasing it out. There are a bunch … Continue reading

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About “Tales from the Public Domain” and Creative Commons

This is where we’ll talk about “Tales from the Public Domain,” a comic by Keith Aoki, James Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins, which is actually a comic about copyright, and also a bit about Creative Commons. I am always torn about how … Continue reading

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And shifting into readings sort of between the text to hypertext and social media assignments…

We’re starting to move away from the readings that are specifically about the text to hypertext/usability projects (that is, Krug and Redish and the like) and more into some readings that make connections between that assignment and the semester of … Continue reading

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Continuing to talk about “Do Not Track” (and a few related FWIW readings/thoughts)

You can continue the conversation about “Do Not Track” where we started it and/or here, that’s totally up to you. But I wanted to post a new thread first to remind you to make sure you finish up the series– … Continue reading

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“Do Not Track,” a web video/experience

This is where we’ll talk about “Do Not Track,” which is a sort of web video and interactive web experience about an important topic we haven’t really talked about much yet: privacy and data security on the web. There are … Continue reading

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