Back to basics – Bauhaus Vorkurs was a course that taught absolutely fundamental approaches of layout and design. Far from any glossy, fully loaded or extremely polished formats it helped me to comprehend the first principles to follow while working on graphic projects.
The class was divided in eight subjects, beginning with the simple point and closing with fonts and text.
Design for Action was a course I attended in my third semester. It was all about the process of designing interfaces, testing and improving them. Along with a lot of theoretical readings and practical exercises, we had to form groups and come up with own ideas. We built paper prototypes and tested our designs on various people while exerting the techniques we learned before.
My group tested a desktop-like system for placing bookmarks, a bookmark wall (Firefox later used a similar system for the tab-groups-feature).
This is another work I’ve done in my first semester. It was part of the introduction to my program of study, where we had to choose a professorship and work on a small project in the associated environment. My ‘hometab’ mock-up was of course part of my introduction to Interface Design. Even if it’s very outdated by now (I made this in 2010, which is ages ago in internet time), I still like its functions.