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Is ‘Systems Thinking’ the new buzzword in UX?

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Systems thinking has certainly gained increased attention within the UX (user experience) and design communities, but it's not just a passing buzzword. While UX design traditionally focused on individual interactions and interfaces, systems thinking...

Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

10 Facts About Color in Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Designers know that when it comes to color there's a lot more power there than meets the eye. For attracting the user's attention color is a critical tool for conveying messages and emotions in design. Nothing says "look at me" than well-chosen color...

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Is ‘Systems Thinking’ the new buzzword in UX?

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Systems thinking has certainly gained increased attention within the UX (user experience) and design communities, but it's not just a passing buzzword. While UX design traditionally focused on individual interactions and interfaces, systems thinking...

Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

Is ‘Systems Thinking’ the new buzzword in UX?

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Systems thinking has certainly gained increased attention within the UX (user experience) and design communities, but it's not just a passing buzzword. While UX design traditionally focused on individual interactions and interfaces, systems thinking...

Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

10 Facts About Color in Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Designers know that when it comes to color there's a lot more power there than meets the eye. For attracting the user's attention color is a critical tool for conveying messages and emotions in design. Nothing says "look at me" than well-chosen color...

How to Conduct User Interviews

ARTICLE SUMMARY: There is a lot to design these days, the old "let's throw it against the wall and see what sticks" does not work in the digital economy. Companies are spending a lot of money to stay competitive in the global marketplace. To do that designers need to...

The creatives’ guide to finding happiness

ARTICLE SUMMARY: The importance of your mental health is an understatement. It's a tough world out there, especially if you're a creative. Between the deadlines we have, the pressure of continually having to produce innovative solutions day in and day out with a dose...

From UX to Growth Design: 5 principles to multiply your value

ARTICLE SUMMARY: As design evolves to Growth Design designers need to evolve with it or risk being left behind. In this time of economic uncertainty designers need to make customers happy and help their business grow, no easy task. We need to transition from UX (User...

The Cloud Marketing Mantra

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Trust in traditional institutions has taken a nose dive in recent years. Does not matter if it's the government, media, corporations or advertising in general, they all took a hit.in the credibility department. Marketing has been radically changed...

12 Laws of UX: Designing with Principles for User Delight

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It's been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. As design progresses we see changes in how things are done and trends that are always in the state of flux, what's a designer to do. As designers we need to create effective,...

Don’t Design For AI

ARTICLE SUMMARY: When it comes to design Artificial Intelligence is still pretty much a confusing issue on what it can and cannot do and how and when we should use it. Designing solely for AI can lead to a detached and sterile user experiences that may lack that human...

Homepage Design: 5 Fundamental Principles

ARTICLE SUMMARY: The homepage is the most important page of any website. It is the first and possibly the last chance to get and hold the visitors attention. Designing a homepage involves balancing aesthetics, functionality, and user experience in an effort to guide...

Is ‘Systems Thinking’ the new buzzword in UX?

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Systems thinking has certainly gained increased attention within the UX (user experience) and design communities, but it's not just a passing buzzword. While UX design traditionally focused on individual interactions and interfaces, systems thinking...

Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

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Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

10 Facts About Color in Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Designers know that when it comes to color there's a lot more power there than meets the eye. For attracting the user's attention color is a critical tool for conveying messages and emotions in design. Nothing says "look at me" than well-chosen color...

12 Laws of UX: Designing with Principles for User Delight

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It's been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. As design progresses we see changes in how things are done and trends that are always in the state of flux, what's a designer to do. As designers we need to create effective,...

The art of unlearning

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It's no secret that kids have a bigger imagination than adults. They are clean slates with nothing clouding up their thoughts that come from aging. Kids have no preconceived notions or beliefs hindering their thought processes, not like adults who for...

17 Websites Graphic Designers Should Visit Daily

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Let's face it, being a designer is not all rainbows and butterflies. It's a lot of hard work to be creative day in and day out. Yes, in the beginning it's fun, really fun. Your head is swimming with new ideas, new approaches to problem solving and...

9 Rules for Good Typography in Web Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: When it comes to web design nothing is more important than typography, it is key to good communication, maintaining brand identity, convey emotions and set the tone for the content across various communication mediums. Good typography is essential in...

Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

10 Facts About Color in Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Designers know that when it comes to color there's a lot more power there than meets the eye. For attracting the user's attention color is a critical tool for conveying messages and emotions in design. Nothing says "look at me" than well-chosen color...

Exploring the Impact of Colors and Typography

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Oscar Wilde once said "presentation is everything." There is power in words, especially if you know how to "present" them. Colors and typography play a crucial role in readability and user experience (UX) in design, they can influence how users...

9 Rules for Good Typography in Web Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: When it comes to web design nothing is more important than typography, it is key to good communication, maintaining brand identity, convey emotions and set the tone for the content across various communication mediums. Good typography is essential in...

Why are we so fascinated by letters?

ARTICLE SUMMARY: We love type, there's no denying it. It does not matter if you're a designer, bus driver or bar tender, typography has a pervasive influence on our lives and its impact goes beyond the conscious awareness of many people. Maybe it's the art and...

8 typography trends set to make waves in 2024

ARTCLE SUMMARY: This is the time of year designers look forward to the trends of the coming new year, especially when it involves type. We look back on the past year and assess the trends we used on our projects and think how we might have done things a little...

Is ‘Systems Thinking’ the new buzzword in UX?

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Systems thinking has certainly gained increased attention within the UX (user experience) and design communities, but it's not just a passing buzzword. While UX design traditionally focused on individual interactions and interfaces, systems thinking...

Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

The Cloud Marketing Mantra

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Trust in traditional institutions has taken a nose dive in recent years. Does not matter if it's the government, media, corporations or advertising in general, they all took a hit.in the credibility department. Marketing has been radically changed...

Homepage Design: 5 Fundamental Principles

ARTICLE SUMMARY: The homepage is the most important page of any website. It is the first and possibly the last chance to get and hold the visitors attention. Designing a homepage involves balancing aesthetics, functionality, and user experience in an effort to guide...

Why A Popcorn Icon Paid To Name His Company After Him

SUMMARY: Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn is known the world over and loved by all popcorn aficionados. But that didn't happen overnight. The story of Orville Redenbacher and his popcorn is a fascinating one starting around 1951 with his partner Charlie Bowman and how...

Web design. How to present your work

ARTICLE SUMMARY: You have spent a significant amount of time and money on a design the you know is going to put your client's website on the preverbal map. Now comes the hard part, presentation. Design, whether it's web design, graphic design, or any other form of...

9 Rules for Good Typography in Web Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: When it comes to web design nothing is more important than typography, it is key to good communication, maintaining brand identity, convey emotions and set the tone for the content across various communication mediums. Good typography is essential in...

The 1930s: we can learn from vintage advertising

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It is believed that writer and philosopher George Santayana originally wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”, sometimes that's not always a bad thing. Take the 1930s, the economic challenges of the Great Depression,...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Mobile Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: We love our smart phones, they are portable, they hold a boatload of information, it gives us access to the internet and are a lot lighter than a desktop or the laptop computer your toting around. The goal of designer is to design the best possible...

The Principles of Graphic Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: I am willing to bet there are a lot of people out there who look at print and digital products and wonder how did this person come up with this stuff, did a light bulb just go on, did it come to them in a dream? There are studies out there that look...

Is ‘Systems Thinking’ the new buzzword in UX?

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Systems thinking has certainly gained increased attention within the UX (user experience) and design communities, but it's not just a passing buzzword. While UX design traditionally focused on individual interactions and interfaces, systems thinking...

Control your vertigo — defending design decisions

ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many meetings have designers been in with non designers that ended up in arguments over concepts that resulted in a lot of wasted time and bruised egos. You end up leaving the meeting determined not to resolve the argument but to win it. That's...

The Cloud Marketing Mantra

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Trust in traditional institutions has taken a nose dive in recent years. Does not matter if it's the government, media, corporations or advertising in general, they all took a hit.in the credibility department. Marketing has been radically changed...