Web Characteristics

– A fast and effective tool which makes you work faster.

– The anonymity of the web can make you feel safer than in real life.

– Internet have the power to make you become more daring and curious.

– The web is quick to involve the user, make her immersed and make her into a participant.

– A meeting place for many different media. A place for different media to collaborate.

– An experimental place. A place where people want to test the boundaries and push them further, were people actually go to be experimental. Where they search for new kinds of experiences.

– A messy place where you easily get lost. A jungle.

– A place of enormous storage possibilities.

How to benefit from these characteristics

Benefit from the visitor being able to be daring and curious

– create a “wow” – experience.

– do some mcluhan “coolness”.

Benefit from the web’s ability to involve

– Create discussions by provoking.

– Use an abstract, loose form to let the visitor steer her own imagination. Give her the oppertunity to reflect on a subject of her choice.

– Create ways for the visitor to make her voice heard. It’s good to create more than one way, to give the visitor even more freedom of choice.
– Make the visitor feel less alone. Personalize in some way.

– Tell engaging stories from the mouth of the source.

– Let the visitor create something.

– Make interconnected path of action, which fuels the imagination and gives the visitor possibility to choose.

Benefit from the web being a meeting point for different media

– Combine the different media to get new experiences, but also other kinds of combinations like old material and new technology, old metaphores with new materials and so on.

– New combinations can also give new knowledge and entertainment.

– New combinatons can also create new tools: photo + database, audio + internet-interactivity…

– Take advantage of benefits of the different media; like for example including audio to get a more contemplative atmosphere.

– You don’t need to know a lot about computers to create on the web anymore. Use shortcuts, like plug-ins and so on, when you’re a little bit short on knowledge.

Benefit from the web’s love for the experimental

– Abstract form can work since the computer user is more open to the experimental.

– Create the feeling of not being in control by letting the visitor understand that she can’t see the whole picture.

– Create storytelling in an experimental way: X: changing directions, Y: layered pictures with interrelationship, Z: getting deph a la fake way

– New combinations is also experimental


1 Response to “Web Characteristics”

  1. 1 Garcinia Cambogia August 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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