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Eli Robinson

Eli Robinson moved to Austin four and a half years ago and continues to love it despite being raised a Vermonter. She moved here from Brooklyn, where she collected interesting work experiences and studied psychology and writing at the New School University. She has driven through every state in the continental US and sections of Canada and Mexico and studied in India, Egypt, Turkey, and at the Institute for Social Ecology at Goddard College. She spends her time playing with bicycles, children, dogs, clay, and on the Greenbelt.

 

Recent blog posts

Out for a Walk with Charles S. Pierce

For this position diagram, I attempted to translate “The Three Cotary Propositions,” a 1931 lecture by Charles S. Pierce, into contemporary language. I wanted Pierce’s views, which I consider quite transcendent, to be accessible to someone with a modern attention span and understanding of language. This is why I chose to illustrate a few of Pierce’s points,…

302 Position Diagram 1

For this assignment we were asked to create a position diagram on the role of technology in the world, and to argue it’s importance. We read articles by ten different designers of influence and were expected t draw upon them in our argument. Responding largely to Dourish, I created a graph that establishes the parameters…

Wireframes 6.0

In this final iteration for our wireframe assignment, I feel that I finally started to contain the scope of the issue in my mind while I worked. This resulted in a massive restructuring of the design and an overhaul of the look of the site after receiving help in basic InDesign skills and wireframe logic…

Wireframes 5.0

This iteration continues to expand on the visual buttons and a tidier look throughout. It’s easy to see where the obstacles are in this because as the iterations progress, the hanging chads in the design become increasingly obvious. Nonetheless, it took user testing with a professor at UT, who wanted many changes made to this…

Wireframes 4.0

A few major evolution’s occurred in this iteration and all of them can be seen in the single slide below. I moved the status information to the right to reflect many popular websites, like Amazon, with the classes added listed under FALL 2012 and a calendar of the schedule   updating in the box. I minimalized and moved the…

Wireframes 3.0

For my third presentation of wire frames I thought through the entire navigation of the website in greater detail. Even still, there are a few easily noticed dead ends that were not revealed to me until the forth “think aloud” that I did with an astute UT undergrad. Certain other details, such as a ‘View…

IDSE 202- Final Blog

Eric Boggs, Dave Gottlieb, Eli Robinson, & Callen Thompson  Inspiration and Insights Our group’s research focuses on seniors and the topic of Aging in Place. We’ve performed multiple stages of research, including contextual inquiries with seniors who use computing technology at home, interviews with experts on the subject of seniors, and two styles of cultural probes,…

Natural Habitats

This evening I went out for food in a recently reinvented sushi restaurant on South Congress. I asked the host about some of the design decisions as while he brought me to a seat. “It’s really much better for everyone involved,” he explained as I slid my chair under the table, “the servers, the customers, and…

Wire frames 2.0

In this second iteration of wire frames for a student scheduler I reconstructed the site in Indesign. This took a considerable amount of time but makes the navigation cleaner and much easier to apply rules within. I took the feedback that I’d received in the class critique and tried to make everything simpler and more…

Final summary of IDSE 101

We learned a great deal about the use of technology in special education over the course of our first quarter at Austin Center for Design. The first segment of our research had us performing Contextual Inquiries in two very different AISD classrooms, both which are designed for special education. Contextual Inquiry is a form of…

Just for Fun- a Flow Diagram

Wireframes for a Student Scheduler

The task of wireframing a student scheduler is vast, and so constraints were necessary to even confront the assignment. Some were given to us: The user must be able to schedule and compare all of the information regarding courses, they should be able to schedule courses for future semesters, and they should be able to…

Presentation of Position Diagram (4)

       

Presentation of Position Diagram (3)

Resist or Exist?

I have continued to think about the point I was attempting to make in my previous post and today my good friend Jen helped me name it further. Basically, the question I’m considering in design is: Does it resist change or does it exist with change? The pro-camping weather-immersion example I relayed is because when…

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