Greg Jenkins, a designer at Madhouse Creative, visited Dr. Jim Foust’s Online Journalism class this week to talk about responsive design. Jenkins, who is a BGSU graduate, shared some of the history of web design and how the current (and future) variety of devices requires designs that adapt well to different screen sizes and formats.
Madhouse Creative, a Toledo-based agency, recently worked on the responsive re-design of the BGSU web site. Jenkins told students that it is important to understand your audience, and to understand the different ways (smartphone, tablet, desktop computer, etc.) they may be accessing content. He also talked about how future developments in facial recognition and geolocation might affect how content is created and consumed.
Online Journalism is a junior/senior level class required of all BGSU multiplatform and Broadcast journalism majors.