PRINT VS SAVE


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The printed page is more than just a carrier for things to be shown on some display; it is also the display itself. Changing it consequently changes the viewers experience, with all the (physical) habits, rituals and cultural conventions involved. E-publishing therefore still has a long way to go before it reaches the level of sophistication which the printed page has achieved over the course of the last few centuries.

As more content moves from print to digital, we seem to be heading towards an inevitable turning point, where publishers will soon be releasing more electronic publications than printed materials. E-publishing is becoming just as simple and accessible as traditional publishing, therefore fuelling this development. Against this background of new interfaces, habits and conventions, my group and I would like you to reflect on the historical importance of print versus new media.

Can you combine interfaces of both digital and print?
My group and I have chosen the element of 'Save' ( an electronic/ digital term) and express it in an analogue way. We have evaluated the uses of 'save' on a computer and how a computer saves its documents and objects in place.We studied the way of how our documents are arranged under a 'file' on the desktop of a Mac computer. If you have noticed the system lets us arrange files according to 'Name', 'Kind','File Size', 'Date last modified' and 'Date Added' and so on and so forth. We re-created the same method to pack a backpack by arranging the items in an alphabetical order ( by name ), in type of items such as grooming products or books ( by kind ) and by date that is it added into the backpack ( date added). It has come clear to us after doing this mini project how little we have evaluated daily how a computer functions. By saving items, we save things that are usually finalised with the aim of going back to it later on and finalise it.