6 Responses

  1. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog December 23, 2011 at 7:37 am | | Reply

    Happy holidays!

  2. Wil
    Wil December 23, 2011 at 8:47 am | | Reply

    And I’m wishing you all seasons greetings, too! (I didn’t want you all thinking I’m being a snob or anything–the A-team just sometimes forgets about me ’cause I only do weekends!)

  3. Mike Hoskins
    Mike Hoskins December 23, 2011 at 10:41 am | | Reply

    Happy Holidays to the great D-Mine team!

  4. Type 1
    Type 1 December 23, 2011 at 11:20 am | | Reply

    I think Gary Scheiner’s Type 1 University is a great idea and an awesome concept. Gary is the guru of type 1 diabetes management and his program has a lot of potential.

    However, from a design perspective, Type 1 University is not aesthetically pleasing, strategically organized (to convince people to come to his site and purchase his product), or easily accessible.

    I have read Gary’s books and he is a great teacher and is full of knowledge. His online presentations work from a functional standpoint, but there is too much going on.

    For example, with the Pizza & Blood Sugar Control there is a Powerpoint and a video of him presenting the information. The Powerpoint is not easy on the eyes, and there is too much information to sort through on the Powerpoint, when the primary objective is to listen to him.

    Any talented presenter has to be able to present all of their information in analog (without digital aids) first. The purpose of a Powerpoint is to provide a reference or to augment a key point you are trying to make.

    Another problem in his videos is that he has some sort of unnecessary “outline” around the video of himself that says “video”. This is extremely distracting, among other things.

    As an electrical engineering student, I tend to appreciate information, content, and technology. I can accept shortfalls in design, aesthetics, and even presentation.

    However, the average person will avoid information, content, and technology if it is not used in a user-friendly manner.

    Gary has the proper knowledge and ability to be successful in an endeavor such as with Type 1 University. He needs to accept that he will probably need outside help with the design of his website and the execution of webinars. I do not see anything else holding him back.

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