Welcome to the Wonderful World of Balsamiq!
Just kidding…there will be minimal Balsamiq talk.
We have officially reached the halfway mark in the semester. With 7 weeks of information under our belts, we have finally moved into the first stages of the Digital Hub 2.0. Let’s do a quick review of what we covered in class before we become incoherent with stress in the upcoming weeks.
What is Balsamiq?
Balsamiq, not to be confused for the delicious salad dressing, is a plug-in that you can download to your computer that allows you to create a mockup of a website you are wanting to create. Im going to be completely honest, this sounds extremely hard and very time consuming, but hopefully once we open it up and start messing with it it will get a little easier…hopefully.
Here’s that wonderful, informative video from Balsamiq explaining exactly what they do again in case you didn’t hear everything the first time.
To Fiverr or Not to Fiverr…
Let’s be real, picking a logo designer from Fiverr is not easy. There are about ten billion designers who all seem like they can do the exact same thing. How do you know if you’re getting the right one? And what exactly is a complex design? Hopefully everyone finds a designer that will meet their needs and can get their logo completed with minimal revisions. May the best logo win.
So, after finalizing the visual aspects of our companies for the Digital Hub 2.0, we will now begin the dark decent into the technical, analytical, and business part of the project. I have really high hopes for this class in terms of creativity and I cant wait to start seeing our groups piece together their brands. Check back with me in a few weeks when the project really kicks up to see if my outlook has changed. I have heard pretty brutal things about this project. But I’m excited, nevertheless.
1. Are you nervous about having to use Balsamiq? Why or why not?
2. What are you looking forward to the most in the Digital Hub 2.0?
3. Was it difficult for you and your group to pick a Fiverr designer? Why or why not?
4. If you could only eat the beer and brat chips, the orange crush PopTarts, or dirt for the rest of your life, which would you choose? (I would choose the dirt)
P.S. This is a disgrace. *click here to see the disgrace*