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UX Video Review

Just watched a video I would like to share that was presented by Scout Stevenson who is the creative director at ExtensionEngine, where he and his team take a strategic approach in developing creative marketing solutions that engage users visually while driving business results.

In this video he introduces user experience and as I have noted before, spent just as much time looking at whats it is as he did “selling it”.

Right off the bat he had a great was of describing what UX is, through a “math problem”. He argued that “Business Goals” + “User Goals” + “User Interface” + “Technology” = “User Experience”. I thought that his model was spot on. Not only spot on but also an amazing way of hitting UX from many perspectives with one statement. He got across the purpose and importance very nicely and in unison.

Most of the video worked through what UX is by looking at the 5 planes of UX; strategy, scope, structure, skeleton, and surface. These 5 planes represent a hierarchical manner in which the user experience is developed. The process works from “abstract to concrete” steps. It was very interesting to work from why something was going to be done all the way to the visual design which housed things like functional specs, information architecture, and navigation design which all came from previous “planes”.

speed flying – video series 1

I work my way through a lot of videos about canopy sports, from all form of paragliding to typical wing suit videos. Watching one of my favorite speedflying videos today I got a cool idea to create a series of posts sharing my favorite videos from each category of canopy sports. On that note lets kick off the series with the video that sparked the whole idea! The pilots in this video have unimaginable skills and really show what speedflying can be if you have what it takes.

If you want to know what its like – Paragliding

It felt great to bring in a little more personal content in the last week here, particularly when I posted about speed flying. So today I would like to share a bit more about paragliding. It is one of the singular greatest things I have brought into my life, and I could talk about it endlessly. Today however I will not leave you subject to a paragliding rant but will instead share with you a video. No words can express what paragliding is like, nor could any picture or video… but this one comes about as close as it gets!

If you would like to get to know more about my paragliding ventures, please check out my other blog PxParaglider!

Speed flying

Neglecting to share this video would serve as an injustice to life itself! This may be singular most amazing swoop ever done! 
March 18 (my birthday) is less than a month away, it is the date I set for myself marking when I can start speed flying. I was and will continue to venture into the sport with great care… but I got to say I am very excited! I have been sitting on a 10 meeter Ozone Bullet for almost a year now…

A special thanks to Pál Takáts for not only bringing this video to my attention, but also for being a great role model for me to look to!

Motion Graphic Design – Chapter 13/book finale

Gone are the days of carrying this book around!
I finished the book this morning, I figured I had a few chapters left but it turned out to only be one! I was very pleased to discover this to say the least. The last chapter was not of too much substance as it focused mostly on methods of making scenes flow nicely. I take great interest in a lot of this and had taken note of about everything presented previously. Most editing I have done in the past has been greatly dependent on pace and “rhythmic editing” due to the fact I have mostly tackled sports videos consisting of little more of music and cool action shots. This has encouraged me to try and expand my abilities and pay attention to the exact things this chapter touched on. On that note I will end this post and this book In a playful manner with video relevant to my final chapter in this book. Here’s to my first video in my new blog!