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Three Web App Redesigns & Three Favorite Sites

Posted in odds and ends with tags , , on April 2, 2014 by Tim R Wilson

The app I would most like to redesign is Trimet. Since I don’t have a car here in Portland I use this thing a lot and there are times it frustrates the heck out of me. Some flexibility on finding the most desired method of travel would be nice especially on the front page. The page and site in general is quite boring as well.

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Next up and running neck and neck with Trimet is Portland States Gmail account.  My God what a mess! After two years I am used to this thing but it is highly inconvenient and insanely boring. There certainly has to be a more user friendly and elegant solution to enhance the users experience of reading and composing their mail.

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The third site I wouldn’t mind having a go at is Amazon. It just looks cluttered to me and can really use a makeover with balance and be a whole lot more fun to use.

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Now to my three favorite sites for being a Graphic Design major at PSU. My first one is Pinterest which was something I avoided for the longest time as I mistakenly thought it was a site for old ladies to share recipes. Now I go on the site nearly daily as there are a wealth of design ideas which I find quite inspiring and challenging!

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My next choice, DeviantArt, is a site I’ve been on for many years mainly for my photography and poetry. There are many extremely talented artists who post on this site and I find a lot of inspiration here for my own work.

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My third choice is one relatively new to me, Behance. I have found some great ideas on here for various projects in other classes.

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I am looking forward to learning a whole lot of new things in my ART 299 class at PSU!

 

 

 

 

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