For this weeks video I decided to post a video of my niece attempting to use my dad’s walking stick. Mostly because I thought it was funny, but the caption is true… Walking sticks really are a great piece of design if it’s meant for you.
HOW DID YOU AUTHOR THE VIDEO YOU RECORDED FOR INSTAGRAM?
Because of the way Instagram video’s are authored, in the way that you are able to start/pause/stop recording and add pieces together this was easy to capture. I saw the opportunity in my niece using the walking stick, and used my iPhone 8Plus to take the video on the Instagram app, starting and pausing the recording until I found the perfect moment. Once I had, I moved to the editing section where I trimmed the beginning and end of the video down, so it was just the video of her falling with the stick.
HOW DID YOU PUBLISH THE VIDEO YOU RECORDED FOR INSTAGRAM?
Once I had finished trimming the video, I posted it to my Instagram account with the caption Walking sticks are a great design… if it’s built for you…
“Good design is actually a lot harder to notice than poor design, in part because good design fits our needs so well that the design is invisible, serving us without drawing attention to itself. Bad design, on the other hand, screams out it’s inadequacies, making itself very noticeable.”
#DonaldNorman #thedesignofeverydaythings #1988
This was to keep in theme with the Donald Norman quote, that I have posted on the end of each of my captions, keeping the use of the Hashtags going to ensure that the distribution process goes well. I didn’t use a GeoTag this week, simply for privacy reasons, and that the video was taken in my own home.
HOW DID YOU DISTRIBUTE THE VIDEO YOU PUBLISHED ON INSTAGRAM TO OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES?
Once it was posted, the Hashtags I used in the caption (#DonaldNorman #thedesignofeverydaythings #1988) collate together with other images and video content related to these tags – distributing my content globally, as my account is on public. Although there was no GeoTag, this didn’t affect the amount of followers coming through, as the Hashtags still ensured that the post was seen by other users on the platform.