What Designers Should Be Aware of and Actively Try to Avoid: Remediation

Remediation is the idea of simply reproducing the content as well as the structure of a certain medium into a different one.  For example, newspaper structure and content can be transferred to the Internet.  However, the structure of the hard-copy newspaper is generally not an ideal format for the Internet. Designers should make changes to the structure and content of the newspaper in order to make the newspaper more user-friendly and exploit the benefits that the Internet has to offer.  Murray wants designers to be aware that as they transfer information from one medium to another, there should generally be structural and content-based changes in order to improve the user’s experience.

~ by rab160 on September 10, 2012.

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