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Design Philosophy: A Tale of Two Smartwatches

I'm sure that anyone who knows me, even a little, would say I am probably an "Apple Nerd" or "Apple fanboy." People who know me would probably also tell you about the long and loving rants I go on about my Pebble Smartwatch. While I can neither confirm nor deny these allegations, I do find myself constantly answering the question "which is better, the Apple Watch or the newly released Pebble Time Smartwatch?”  

Stratford story: Art-Mersion

How can we experience art in new ways using interactive technology? This was the question at the core of Art-Mersion, an event which took place at the Button Factory in Uptown Waterloo this past March. Being a Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) student here at UWaterloo Stratford, I was naturally drawn to see what this was all about.

The moment of truth

Have you ever felt as if the world has fast-forwarded time? My 13 weeks at Amazon have come to an end, and I can't begin to explain how fast those weeks came and went. My experience was filled with knowledge, adventure, friendship, hard work, and awesomeness.

Color theory

All about design, from A-Zee

CMYK, RGB, Additive, Subtractive, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary…what does it all mean???

Well at the base level these terms all refer to categories of color. 

But isn't all color the same? Blue is blue and red is red, right?


All about design, from A-Zee

One of the first things we do when starting a new project, be it a writing a report for GBDA 102 or developing the next Angry Birds app, and whether we're working on our own or in a team, is to start laying out all of the pieces of the project puzzle. We know the final objective we want to work toward, but now we have to figure out all of the steps to get us there. This is where brainstorming comes into play.

A definition of UX Design at Amazon

User Experience Design (UX) has become one of those terms that are incredibly hard to define, because it means many different things to both individuals and companies. We are reaching a time where technology is no longer a distraction in our lives, but rather a daily presence. We are shopping, reading, and interacting with others through a computer.

Apple's new OS X launch, part 1

On June 2, Apple announced the latest iteration of its Mac operating system: OS X Yosemite. So, how did Apple come up with the name Yosemite?

A peek into the corporate world at Amazon

"Work hard. Have fun. Make history."

Who wouldn't want to work for a company with this slogan?

Hi, my name is Paula, and I am interning as a User Experience Designer at Amazon. Now, I am going to assume that the first question you are probably wondering is, 'how did you get that opportunity?'. 

Waterloo Unlimited students attend infographic design workshop

On Thursday, March 13th, Waterloo Unlimited grade 11 enrichment students had the incredible opportunity to attend an infographics design workshop at the Waterloo Stratford campus.


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