Lights, Camera, Action

Our tenth and final assignment focused on broadcast journalism. It was actually pretty fun when we got into it and I enjoyed trying to find different shots.

Kiana and I partnered to report on the Rookie Rugby camp that Wyoming Rugby hosted during November. Since I’m a member of the women’s team and I help coach, I thought it would be a fun and unique event to report on.

Videoing the actual camp was super fun. I really enjoyed getting down on my knees so the viewers could see the action from the kids’ point of view. It’s also just cool to stand on the side lines and watch the coaching style and see how the kids progress. I’ll admit there were times I was happy I was videoing instead of coaching because of some of the drills (and punishments: like burpies). There were also times that I laughed and the video picked up on it (We had to edit that out).

The editing process was super frustrating. I enjoyed getting to know the software but from day one we had problems. Since we filmed on a video camera we had to download the Sony program on my computer to get the videos off the camera. Then we transferred them all onto a flash drive so we could get it onto Adobe. That took an entire class period and a half. Then while we were editing the video, after two hours of work, Adobe Premier froze and we lost most of our work. It was as if the world did not want us to do this video. It was super nice however, when we went to check it on Monday and only the last 45 minutes of work hadn’t been saved. We were able to get back in our editing mode and continue on to finish it (including saving it every 5 minutes so we wouldn’t lose anymore work).

I found figuring out Adobe to be very surprising. There was a lot that we could do and it was really nice having Cassie there to help us through it. Once you figure out the program, it’s pretty easy to get in your own little zone and knock off a bunch of editing. I think next time, I’ll make sure to save the video periodically so I don’t have to go through the stress of having the program freeze and then nothing be there the next day.

In the future, I do not really see myself using video for my career. I want to focus more on print and online journalism so I’ll be working with words. Maybe I’ll have a chance to do something with video reporting but I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Still I’m happy to have had the experience. This class has helped strengthen my tool box and I feel like future employers will enjoy seeing what I have done in a practical sense. It’s not exactly like I can put what I’ve done on a resume but I can put a link to this blog which will allow employers to explore my work.

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Twitter Take Over

This assignment had me focusing on how to best utilize Twitter as a reporter. It was fun but also a little stressful.

I attended a speech given by former Ambassador to Oman, Gary Grappo. His presentation was on The Middle East and American Foreign Policy During the Trump Administration. The layout was really interesting because for the first 30 minutes he gave a run down of the crisis in the Middle East and gave predictions on what Trump could possibly do. Then the next 30 minutes, Dr. Jean Garrison of the Global and Area Studies Department joined him to do a round-table and discuss his thoughts on the issues. The last 15 minutes was dedicated to questions and answer.

I enjoyed being able to share this event with my followers. I feel like I had some really good tweets that shared what the audience was thinking. I didn’t enjoy all the typing and looking at my phone. It made me feel disrespectful and as if I was uninterested.

I learned a lot during the event, not only about foreign policy but also about how to tweet. It was really hard trying to anticipate what he was going to say and then condense it into 140 characters. There were also some things I missed because I was typing what he previously said.

 

I wish I could have gotten one more interview. I was in a rush to get to another event and actually had to leave early during the Q&A. I also wasn’t able to get her last name (shame on me).  Something I could have done differently was add in GIFs that would have related to the topics. I have learned that as I go through Twitter, some of the journalists I follow do use GIFs when they report. It adds in a bit of fun. It was really surprising how much I had to think about what to say and how to condense it.

I’ll most likely use social media in the future. I see it being mostly Twitter and Instagram because a) Instagram is my favorite form of social media and it’s the one I know how to use the best. I need some work on Twitter but I see myself having to use it for my career. It’s just how breaking news journalism works nowadays.

Managing Social Media in the Professional World

Social media has overtaken the world, even the professional sphere. Nowadays, it seems like almost every professional organization and their workers have some kind of social media presence. The purpose of this blog post is two compare two journalism professionals to see what kind of social media presence they have and to figure out if they’re using it to the best of their abilities.

In this critique, I’ll be examining two New York Times Op-Ed writers, David Brooks and Nicholas Kristof. I chose these men because as a future journalist, I was curious to see what kind of social media presence I might need to have. For example, I was told a few weeks ago by a guest lecturer in our class that I would need to tweet at least a couple times a day.

David Brooks

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David Brooks’ Twitter

David Brooks had a very small social media presence. I thought this was strange because it was not what I expected. I thought he would have an Instagram and a LinkedIn.  That was not the case. Pinterest and Snapchat weren’t even on the table.He only had Twitter and a Facebook.

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David Brooks’ Facebook

His Twitter and Facebook look the exact same, as seen by the screenshots. He used the same cover photo and really the only difference was the profile picture. All the posts were about the same, however, on his Facebook he had direct quotes from his stories. On his Twitter, he only used about three words to spark interest and then had the link. He seemed to only use social media to get his stories out. I couldn’t even tell if he was a more liberal or conservative journalists from his postings because he wasn’t re-tweeting or sharing any other journalists’ stories. His message presence didn’t consist of his personal views. I felt like I wasn’t getting to know him as a person.

I think David Brooks is using social media effectively in a few ways. One, he’s getting his stories out there. You can either check them out via Facebook or Twitter so at least there’s access to them. He is also able add quotes from his stories in his Facebook to garner interest. His tweets are also very short, which the BBC Journalism Academy recommends. I think that keeping both platforms similar in look and style is also effective because you know what you’re going to find on both pages. Plus, he’s also very active on both platforms. He may not have more because he can only handle the two and he wants to make sure that they’re the most effective platforms.

On the other hand, I think Brooks needs some lessons in social media. For one, he doesn’t use hashtags in any of his tweets, which is a no-no because how can your followers tell what you’re talking about. It can also be detrimental because it may not show up on the Twitter count of what is “trending” at the moment and he wouldn’t be able to get his story out. Plus, he needs to upgrade to an Instagram because that’s a fun way for your followers to get to know you and see what stories you’re reporting on. I thought his social media presence was very impersonal and I couldn’t tell what he was like and how he reported from these short quotes and no hashtags. Therefore, I like I said before, I couldn’t tell if he was conservative or liberal. I had to google him and find his job title on the NY Times page to understand that he is a liberal op-ed writer.

Nicholas Kristof

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Kristof’s Facebook

Kristof obviously has been taking lessons from his kids or he’s just a social media guru. I say this because he had Instagram and a Pinterest account. I couldn’t find him on Snapchat or LinkedIn though.

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Kristof’s Twitter account

From the get go, you can tell that Kristof is very active on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. He’s constantly sharing and re-tweeting other journalists’ work as well as his own. On his Instagram (which I shamelessly followed once I found it), he has all these pictures from his adventures. Plus, he had a throwback Thursday post which I thought was pretty funny. I was getting to know him through social media and figuring out that this guy was pretty cool (I already knew this because I had read his book “Half The Sky” a few summers ago even though I didn’t remember his name until I was doing this project).

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Kristof’s Instagram account

The fact that Kristof had a Pinterest also surprised me. He had boards dedicated to his columns with noteworthy quotes, boards on his book and other activities he had done in the field. He has had a favorite recipes board which was really interesting because it gives followers a glimpse into his everyday life and what he might be cooking for dinner.

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Kristof’s Pinterest account

I found that Kristof was very active on his Facebook and Twitter, having some sort of activity within the last 24 hours. On his Instagram, he was active about four days ago which is understandable because you don’t always have to be posting something everyday on Instagram. I couldn’t tell how active he was on Pinterest however, he had a few boards with only three or four pins. His presence was pretty consistent throughout all four platform though. He was constantly making sure his stories were getting out as well as others. He also used these accounts for the purpose of bringing awareness to what his other projects were as well, unlike Brooks who was only using Facebook and Twitter to get his own stories out.

Kristof did some great things with his social media presence. He was active, which meant that he probably feels like he has a good grasp of these platforms. Another thing, is that he used Instagram to tease some of his stories and what he was doing while on assignment. Poynter says that using Instagram is a great way to tease long form journalism, and Kristof uses it to his advantage. He also made me feel like I was getting to know him. His style of social media use was very personal and I really liked that. It didn’t make him seem like this far-off journalist who I could only get to know through his writing.

I think, however, Kristof needs to work on some things. He should make the jump to Snapchat because that seems like the natural progression. This will give his followers a way to know what it is like for him to be at work in real time. I also think he could lighten up on some of the images on his Twitter. There’s a lot of images from people he’s re-twitting which doesn’t follow some of his online presence. The BBC says to keep the occasional image but to watch out for spam. I also think Kristof needs to clean up his Pinterest. If he could remove the boards with only three or four pins, that would be beneficial because then followers could see what is more important to him.

Social Media Management Panel

While doing this assignment, I was constantly brought back to what the social media management panel had said during class. While doing the research for this post, I was thinking how often were Brooks and Kristof posting and if they seemed to have a good grasp on the platforms. Making sure they have a good grasp on the platform shows that each is trying their best to manage it the best they can. That’s one of the reasons why I think Kristof needs to focus a little bit on his Pinterest because it’s kind of every where at this moment in time. If he can’t figure it out, then he shouldn’t have it because it’s taking up his time trying to do something on it, when his posts and pins come out mediocre. This may be the reason behind why Brooks only has Facebook and Twitter.

I had never thought of using social media as a way to market myself before.I had always thought of it as a way to let my followers get a glimpse of my life. Now I know that I can use it effectively for employers and I can bring something new to the table when I go into an organization in the future.

Learning About Leadership and Family with Kiana Aguirres

For my audio project I interviewed Kiana about her family and what were some of the most important lessons she had learned from them.

My audio experience was enlightening and frustrating at times. Kiana had given me so much information that I didn’t know what to cut. I thought it was all super great but when it came down to it, I thought highlighting what she had learned from her family was the best way to go. I have had experiences like this before when I write for the paper and I have to choose what quotes to put in and what to leave out. This time around though, I thought it was more personal because it is her voice you’re listening to. I had to break the project into manageable pieces so the first day I edited out my voice and then the second day, I went through and cut what she had said. Then I had to go back and listen to make sure it all made sense. I also had trouble my first day because I couldn’t figure out how to cut stuff out. I did it by accident once and then had to trace my steps on how to do it a second time. That was time consuming but I figured it out eventually.

I really enjoyed getting to learn more about Kiana and what listeners would want to learn about her. I think using Audacity was a great program because it eased me into audio production and what I might be using in the future. I didn’t like how complicated audio could be. I had trouble trying to export the edited audio to Soundcloud which was different from what I had to do with the raw audio. So that was interesting. I also didn’t enjoy having to figure out how to copy and paste pauses into the audio. I actually didn’t do it because I couldn’t figure out how to do it.

What surprised me was how hard it was to edit. I didn’t want to let go of anything and I even said that at the beginning of this blog post. Hearing someone’s voice is so personal and having to cut out parts of their story is so hard. I wanted everyone to know about how cool this girl is and how her family has impacted her life in so many unique ways.

I wish copy and pasting pauses had gone smoother. I wish I had actually learned how to do rather than just getting frustrated and not doing it. Otherwise, I thought this project was a great way to be introduced into the world of audio. There might be a chance that I could do podcasts as part of my career and now I have the tools to do a basic podcast.

 

Raw Audio

This is my raw audio file of my interview with Kiana Aguirres. The interview went pretty well actually. It was not my first time interviewing someone using the audio recorder on my phone. I normally record when I interview sources for the Branding Iron so that way I don’t misquote anyone. I did change up my interview technique by holding my phone near Kiana so that I would catch everything that she said at a decent volume.

It was a little weird to be interviewed by someone. It is not something that I’m used to. I thought being the subject was a little stressful because I had to keep talking about my experience for five minutes. Plus I didn’t know where I was at time wise, if I was giving too much material or too little material. The time went by rather quickly and I was shocked when Kiana said that was her last question. I thought we had more time.

I enjoyed learning more about Kiana. That is one of my favorite things about being a reporter. I love learning more about people and their experiences. There wasn’t much that I didn’t enjoy. I wish we were in a room with less ambiance noise. I feel like that comes through in the audio actually so that might be more editing for me in the future.

I wish I had more questions prepared. I think I was under the influence that this would be another interview for the paper and I could only have six questions and not fear about running out of time or being under time. Instead, I was under five minutes by 15 seconds which surprised me. I also kept trying to come up with more questions during the interview and I feel like you can hear that in the interview. I should have had more backup questions. I thought the interview went pretty smoothly other than the time that I was grasping for other questions to ask.

 

Photojournalism in Motion

Throughout the week, I have been on the prowl to find examples of everyday life and capture them in motion. The following five photos show life and sports in motion.

Indian Summer

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Families enjoy the first day of October outside Solaris in Vail Village Oct. 1.

In “Indian Summer”, I had to go home for the first weekend of October. I thought I was not going to find anybody in town since it is no longer tourist season. I was pleasantly surprised when I found all these families sitting on the grass outside of Solaris. I went up the stairs to get a shot from above because I thought it would be able to capture not only the people, but also Golden Peak. It was pretty easy getting this photo but before I captured it, I felt really awkward walking around because I had an agenda. “Indian Summer” utilizes the rule of thirds because you have the tables in the first third, the mountain in the background using the second third and the empty patch of grass in the last third.

Homecoming

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Bobby Watkins gives a free t-shirt to Maxine LeBeau at the Well Dog booth during the 2016 Homecoming Pre-Game Kickoff in the indoor practice field, Saturday afternoon.

“Homecoming” was taken this past weekend during the Pre-Game kickoff at the IPF. I was walking around with friends and saw Bobby giving out free t-shirts at the Well Dog booth. I took a lot of photos for this one. I was at this end of the table shooting at eye level, then at the other end of the table sitting on the ground shooting up. Trying to figure out the angle for this photo was the hardest part and finding a photo I was happy with was difficult as well. I did feel a little anxious when I asked Maxine and Bobby for their names afterwards. The device practiced in this photo is view point because Maxine is the nearest to me in the photo and you tell where everyone is placed.

An Afternoon by the River

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A couple sit by the Eagle River on the bike path connecting Vail Village to Lionshead on Saturday, Oct. 1.

“An Afternoon by the River” was taken while I was home last weekend. I was walking on the bike path between Vail Village and Lionshead trying to get photos of people around me. I saw this couple off in their own world by the river and I could hear their kids in the background, playing in the river. I stayed on the trail and used the zoom on my camera to get their backs. I felt like a little spy because I was capturing them from a distance and was peaking into their weekend life. I used the trees as a framing device around the couple. It required me to move around on the path but it worked to my advantage.

Flying High

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Two players compete in a lineout during the 2nd Annual Cody Anderson Memorial Game Friday night. The game placed alumni against current players on the Men’s Rugby Team.

“Flying High” was taken at the Cody Anderson Memorial Game on Friday night. I was there because I am a part of the women’s team, who had played earlier in the night.  It was an emotionally charged night, with an ash-spreading beforehand, and it was really cool to watch the alumni and alumnae play with the current players. I caught this photo during a lineout by sitting on the ground right next to the guy who was throwing the ball back in. It was difficult to take this photo because everything was moving so fast. I actually ended taking a burst on my camera and this is the one that came out the best. The creative device used is establishing size. I just wish it was not as blurry as it was but it shows how quickly everything was moving.

Peter Pan

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Wyoming Brown runs a trick play against Wyoming Gold during the 2nd Annual Cody Anderson Memorial Game Friday night.

“Peter Pan” was another lineout that happened only moments after “Flying High”. I was in the right place at the right time. I was on the ground and managed to catch the moment Wyo Brown went for their trick play and Wyo Gold fell for it. I really like how you can see the one guy lifting the jumper by himself. I used creating depth for this photo because you can see how far back the Wyo Brown had to move in order for the play to work as well. The Wyo Gold inside center is also deeply set in the photo, showing the separation between the forwards and backs.

This assignment was pretty hard to be honest. I did not enjoy going up to people and asking for their names because I thought they would think I was intruding. I wish for some of the sport action photos they could be a bit clearer. I do not know if it was the camera I was shooting with or the time of day it was taking place. Otherwise, it was a good introduction into what I might be able to do with photojournalism in the future.

Raw photography is good for the soul (Creative Devices)

Our assignment this week focuses on creative devices and how they can be used in photography. This collection of photos displays some of the devices I utilized while taking photos for this assignment.

“Plant Life”

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“Plant Life”; The succulent sitting on my desk which I have managed to keep alive for four months now.

 

In “Plant Life”, the main creative devise I used was colors. There is also the use of contrast with the bright green in the foreground and the dark green in the background. The viewers eyes should be drawn to the bright green of the leaves. They stand out and the blue of the pot really does help accentuate the colors as well. Plus the contrast of the colors really do where the viewer should be looking. I think the use of zoom is also a secondary creative devise as well because, it helps focus on the color of the plant.

“Smiles of Victory”

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The Wyoming Women’s Rugby Team celebrates their win against University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

“Smiles of Victory” displays patterns. As you can see everyone in the back is on one another’s back while the two in the front mirror each other. Therefore there is also symmetry in use as well. There’s the use of colors as well because of the blue sky and the green grass. Mostly the viewer’s eyes are drawn to the team and their expressions of jubilation.

“First Snow; Last Green”

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“First snow; last green”; The first snow captured at 1 a.m. outside of my apartment.

“First Snow; Last Green” uses the creative device of symmetry. There’s this one tree outside my apartment right in the middle of the grass. During Saturday’s snow storm, I ventured outside to take this photo. I think it really does show the symmetry between the tree, the ground and the rest of the building in the background. The viewer’s eyes are drawn to the tree and the juxtaposition of the green and the white.

“Outdoor Studying”

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A student studies outside on Prexie’s near the sculpture

In “Outdoor Studying” the main creative device is the rule of thirds. The student is in the first third of the photo, the sculpture in the middle and then the rest of the flowers are in the last third. It also utilizes viewpoint as a secondary device. By being far away, I could shoot the view of Prexie’s with a student in the foreground as well. I think the viewer’s eyes would be drawn to not only the girl studying or the statue if not both.

“Looking Up”

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An aspen tree in Simpson’s Plaza

“Looking Up” is an example of establishing size. By getting on the ground and shooting up, I was able to establish the size of this tree. It also uses colors because all the leaves are now changing. The viewer’s eyes are drawn to the enormity of the tree and the sky in the background.

Overall, I thought this was one of the coolest assignments I’ve done for a class. I think what was challenging for me was keeping in mind what creative devices I could use rather than just pointing and shooting. It makes me think that photojournalism is more than just pressing a shutter but thinking of how to frame the photo and what will viewers want to see. I wish I could change some of the focusing. Some of my photos are a little blurry and I don’t know if that’s my camera’s fault. I wish that I could be able to smooth that out a bit. Otherwise, this is a pretty cool way to experience a new type of journalism.

Bad Day for Heels

 

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Use of colors and also focus. Right outside of Biological Sciences. Shows that anything can grow from the concrete.
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Use of contrast. The backside of Old Main. If it was in black and white, it might seem like a shot from a horror movie.
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Use of colors and texture. I think having my legs in the shot provides some kind of color contrast. Just all the browns and golds and greens as well.

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Establishing size. One of my favorite views from inside A&S. I don’t know if many people know about this spot.

 

When the Ambassador comes to town

On Thursday morning, the German Ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig was at the Wyoming Union Family Room and gave a lecture called “A World in Turmoil- The Importance of the Trans-Atlantic Partnership in the Context of Global Crises.”

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Wittig’s Twitter Profile

The event was sponsored by the Global and Areas Studies Program, International Programs Office and the Center for Global Studies. It was funded also funded by a grant from the German Embassy in Washington D.C.

A Rare Event For UW 

This lecture kicks off the German Campus Weeks.The grant is part of an educational initiative called Germany Meets the U.S. Kristen Landreville and Tracy Patton of the Communication and Journalism Department won the grant this year. UW has received the grant since 2014.

Some of those events included a mock Berlin Wall that students tore down at the end of the week to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and a wire arch that represented the Iron Curtain.

“It’s a rare thing for an ambassador to visit here,” said David Messenger, Department Head of Global and Areas Studies. “It’s a great opportunity for students to meet the ambassador and hear that [policy] level of discussion.”

German Campus Weeks

German Campus Weeks is intended to help college students understand the relationship between Germany and the United States. The event will run through the fall semester.

“My co-researcher and I are interested in the opportunity to showcase the diverse nature of Germany, thereby challenging US stereotypes about the country and increasing understanding between the two nations,” wrote Patton in an email. “We proposed six events to spread awareness about Germany, to celebrate German culture, and to draw similarities and differences between Germany and the US.”

One of these events will focus on the media relationship between Germany and the US from 1900 to today, said Landreville.

Both Landreville and Patton encourage that everyone comes out to these events so that they can learn more about German and US relations.

“One of the main purposes of the grant is to make students in the wider community aware of the close relationship German and the US have,” said Landreville.

These ties include economic, cultural, political and historical relationships between the two countries. Germany is now an economic powerhouse and therefore are helping lead the world in terms of economics.

“We are tied whether we want to be or not,” said Landreville.

Leadership Is What We Need

During his lecture, Wittig stressed the importance of the American and German relationship. He explained three problems facing the US, Germany and the European Union.

These problems concerned the European Union, the Ukrainian conflict and the Middle East. Some of these problems also mirror what the US is facing domestically such as the immigration problem.

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Germany Meets the US in the Wyoming Union Family Room

Specifically, he talked about the problems facing the EU, which were numerous, as well as how it is one of the most successful peace projects of modern history and how it is helping to cure the refugee crisis and fix youth unemployment.

Wittig did focus a large part of his presentation on the Middle East. He explained that American leadership in this region is indispensable while Germany brings its experience of stabilizing failed states.

After the Iran Nuclear Deal of 2015, Wittig spoke about how this program will offer Iran the chance to open themselves to the world and to the West. However, it is of utmost importance that the US and Germany play a constructive role in the region and monitor that Iran is respecting the rules of the agreement.

He also explained the characteristics of these problems and how all of them are complex crises that “allude a clear-cut solution.”

“We understand that we need each other to solve the multidimensional problems of the world,” said Wittig.

While Wittig focused on the positives of the US-German relationships and the importance of that partnership for solving world problems, he also spoke about some of the things that both countries could improve on.

Wittig told the audience that the US and Germany are not quite united in leadership. He said that Germany could do more in the international setting while the US can improve the partnerships.

Still optimism was prevalent as Wittig took questions from the audience. When asked about having to work with people who were from different cultural backgrounds, Wittig said that one must listen and put themselves in their shoes.

This statement seemed to ring true when Wittig explained that when working with the Chinese, he had to remain frank and let the differences between both parties be known.

After the talk, students and faculty hung around to see if they could get photos with the Ambassador and ask him questions as well.

“It was beneficial to me to see someone that’s actively involved creating international events and shaping the course of them,” said Landon Jay Shimpa, a master student in the accounting program.

Usability Test

For the usability test I conducted on myself and on my roommate this past weekend, I looked at “Demolished” by NPR.

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Demolished by NPR

During my go with the presentation, the first thing I noticed was the color scheme. You look at these old black and white photos from the ’90s and then, building and people get highlighted in this bright pink color so that you can really focus on the more important parts of the photos. As you continue with the presentation, you click on the arrow navigation and the information pops out in front of the photos. I continued like this for a while because, well, it’s the only way to go through the presentation. It was very simple.

Since the navigation was simple, it made my life a lot easier. Plus, the entire presentation was able to follow most of the tips listed on the class blog, such as keep navigation simple and low interaction. One of the problems I encountered however was the navigation. It might have been too simple because I’m used to scrolling for information, not having it pop up when you click a button.

As for finding the contact information of Eads and Salinas, it took about five minutes. I had to copy and paste their names into the NPR search bar and then be directed to their Twitter accounts. I wasn’t able to find their email addresses.

As for my roommate, her usability test experience was a little different from mine. During the 10 minute exploration period, she would make little remarks about the information being sad (which it was) and how she liked the fact that the information popped up in front of the picture so that drew the eye. She had the same comments as I did about the color scheme being pleasing. She really liked the pictures and though the highlighting was an effective way to present the information.

Like me, she followed the arrows as her main navigation. There was no outside exploration with the presentation. Her main problem was not knowing if the presentation was done or not. Otherwise it sounded like she had a pretty easy time navigating the page.

It took her about two minutes to go search Eads and Salinas and find their Twitter accounts. It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t hard were her words.

We were similar enough in our navigation techniques. I mean there was only one way to navigate through the page. We had different exceptions on how the information was presented. I thought I was going to have to scroll while she liked how it popped up. So I think we had similar experiences.

The website shouldn’t change:

  • The color scheme: it was able to draw the eye and helped you understand what was important.
  • The navigation: it was simple and simple can be effective.
  • The story: it was presented in such a way that made you sympathize with the photographer who was telling the story.

The website should change:

  • The contact information: they never put it up and you had to go find it on your own which was tedious.
  • The ending: it was never really concrete and when you clicked on the next arrow, it took you to another story.
  • Having a more immersive experience: if you could have had the chance to further explore the pictures or zoom in, that would have been fun.

Otherwise, I think “Demolished” is a pretty good multimedia project. The colors and photos were effective in describing the story. It was interesting and it made me feel for the people of Chicago who had lost their homes.