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Joshua Garity
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Brand Strategy, Creative Design, Behavioral Psychology, UX, Front-End Design, and consultant to Fortune 500s & start-ups
Brand Strategy, Creative Design, Behavioral Psychology, UX, Front-End Design, and consultant to Fortune 500s & start-ups

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Latest blog post full of juicy ROI math, 80-20 rules, and even a Candy Crush youtube video.

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Games do something no other art form does

Let me start by saying that I do find the picture funny and amusing! 

I would like to address the issue it brings up though: That all video games are art and as an art form, they are the only one that will stop/prevent you from fully enjoying them.

What he says is partially fact. Some games will halt progress if certain criteria aren't but I'd hardly call that denial. I think it's also important to point out that not all games are created equal or with art as the primary goal.

True art in video games is something that's only been hinted at as the industry has progressed and shifted. Traditional art forms like writing and visual art (graphics) have been heavily focused on but a new form of art is also present: Interactivity

While what he says is true, there's more to the story. Here are some examples:

You can't control what you look at in a movie. You can't control what you do and don't find out about in a book. You can't change character perspectives in a painting at will. You don't CAUSE a death in a movie or a book.   You watch, read, and experience them. 

In video games, you don't just watch, read, and experience them. You also interact with them, our new art form. 

Games are about 'doing', not watching, or reading. When you place control of a characters life or death in the hands of someone, how they control that character becomes an art form in itself. 

Yes, you may be horrible at it. That's okay. You might also find a strong desire to surpass and overcome whatever you have trouble with. This challenge to push yourself and do better is something that no other art medium does either. 

Welcome to Video Games: An Art Form That Challenges You

#videogames   #gaming   #gamedesign   #design   #art   #videogamesasart   #interactivity   #interaction  
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Great use of Vine! Your Daily Dose of Inspiring 6sec Transitions and Animations Saved for Reference. #ux

A quick recommendation to anyone looking for constantly great articles and resources for UI/UX: circle +Keith Kmett, CUA . 

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+Collin Kromke this is what I'm seeing if I run it and check out your website.
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The 5 second tool to check if any website uses the golden ratio. You can use it to create images for blog posts, reports, and other random goodness.

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A little something I'm working on.
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Know what’s missing from #SEO plans? It’s simple. The design and user experience take a backseat to SEO strategies and kill conversions. Here how to fix it: http://exciramedia.com/design-and-user-experience-seo-success/
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Great stats and well done infographic.

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Working on a new native app for a start-up in San Diego. Step 1: wireframes 
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