#iSoc12 Busy busy bee days

When you get to work in an environment like iSoc, you meet all kinds of interesting people. Everybody has some kind of awesome talent, but most of all they are terribly motivated. It’s impossible not to get infected with their positive mindset! When I go home after a day at iSoc, it feels like I’ve learned a thousand things and my brain is going to explode!

a dent in the world

My name is Miet, and my job is to keep your brain happy. You are supposed to feel good when interacting with the things that have been made here. I do this by helping other students with interface, experience and design. When it’s fun to use an application, your brain will smile and your face won’t frown. A good user experience is really important if you want people to keep using the things you make. This can be accomplished by picking the right colors, keeping elements in balance and making letters easy to read. By keeping interactions logical and clutter-free. But also, using your application has to be effortless. You should not have to think about it. In the end, a dash of humor can take you a long way. A product has to put a smile on your face, make life easier and better. If it does not add anything to your life, why would you use it?

It’s important to get the right feeling when you interact with the things that sprout from this creative hub. Everybody puts a lot of effort and time in it, trying to make a dent in the universe. This may sound a bit corny, but generally people here try to make the world a little better and fun with the things these busy bees build!

It’s great to work here and to get all the experience. But most of all, when I get home after a long day, I feel like we’ve made a little dent.

 

 

About Miet Claes

Miet is a designer. Print, screen, web, identity… She loves participating in new and thrilling projects. Participating in iRail Summer of code 2012.

10. July 2012 by Miet Claes
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