17 Nov 2016   webgap

Essential Skills To Become A Great UI/UX Designer

The increase of digital applications and the devices we use to interact with them has made the role of the graphic designer or multimedia designer involved in creating these, dual focused. For you to be a great UI/UX designer, it’s now imperative to understand both worlds.

So, what’s the difference between UI and UX?

User Interface Design or UI, is the design of user interfaces for machines, software and devices. The main focus of UI design is to maximise usability and the user experience.

User Experience Design or UX, on the other hand, is the process of enhancing user satisfaction. This can involve improving a product’s usability, accessibility and the pleasure factor provided in the interaction with the product.
It’s easy to see how closely UI and UX are interlinked.

Creating the interface requires the designer to sketch their idea and create digital mock-ups for how the interface will ultimately visually communicate. Having an in-depth knowledge of design software is imperative. However, a quality UI designer may not understand user experience psychology.

Designing the experience is more focused on how the interface design behaves technologically. It’s concerned with how it feels and responds to user interaction, morphing the result depending on focus-group tested feedback.

If you’re a graphic designer or multimedia designer interested in becoming a UI/UX designer, or you’re interested in this field in general, read the full article for more.

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24 Nov 2016   webgap

7 Things To Know About Designing For Virtual And Augmented Reality

Virtual and augmented reality (RV & AR) technologies have fast become phenomena in industries beyond the gaming world. These futuristic technologies are innovating immersive experiences for people in the comfort of their homes and beyond. Today, we find more people are interested in experiences as opposed to new tech. With virtual and augmented reality somewhere at the intersection of these two fields, it’s no wonder they’ve taken the world by storm. For those in the field of design, this presents many new opportunities to showcase great design skills. Before you launch your VR/AR proj ...

25 Nov 2016   webgap

2016 Student Exhibition

Our current graphic design, interior design and multimedia design students impressed at the opening of this year’s student exhibition.The exhibition is held annually to showcase the work our students have created throughout the year. The evening is a great platform to encourage student and lecturer engagement, giving a holistic view of our college and community. It also serves as a platform to expose our students to industry professionals and highlight potential career opportunities. The evening is open to prospective students and their parents to view the standard of our current students wo ...

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