Jessica Helfand

Monday, February 20, 2006

WORK

Newsweek


Website for Newsweek merges its current identity as a newsweekly with the opportunity to harnass a 24x7 continuous news feed. By splitting "Newsweek" in two, the bifurcated screen introduces "news" content on the left side while retaining "weekly" content on the right.




Champion Website



Designing a website for a paper company is a paradox Champion site is the use of the corporate logo as a navigational toolbar, with a different category assigned to each letterform: 'Company', 'Help', 'Acreage', 'Manufacturing', 'Products', 'Issues, 'Outreach' and 'News'.














how do you visualize something on-screen which by its very nature is meant to be handled? Among our design strategies for the Champion site is the use of the corporate logo as a navigational toolbar, with a different category assigned to each letterform: 'Company', 'Help', 'Acreage', 'Manufacturing', 'Products', 'Issues, 'Outreach' and 'News'


Discovery Channel Online







Launched in 1994, Discovery Channel Online was designed to evolve in complexity as the (then-new) technology grew to support it. Combining daily story postings, programming highlights, interactive games and great storytelling (a profile on Edweard Muybridge, for example) it was designed to embrace new narrative opportunities: shorter, non-scrolling text screens, hyperlinks edited for brevity and impact, and images optimized for fast downloading

Children's Televsion Workshop





These screens represent an alternative geometry that introduces a gameboard-like interface straddling the periphery of the screen. Within individual areas, features like "print and play" are designed to conform to print expectations, minimizing the frequently jarring discrepancy between on and offline user experience. A simple geometric suitcase subdivides to highlight special interest areas, with denser grids directed to older users.

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