From schools and colleges introducing design thinking to books, documentaries and podcasts on design, the discipline is finding more takers and becoming more mainstream. Victor Papanek begins his book ‘Design for the Real World’ with the following words: All men are designers. Source: Interested in design? Look around: there isRead More →

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Marianne Hendriks shares her wonderment of nature in a painting practice highly informed by her background in architecture and design. With each distillation of a leaf into a simple abstraction, Marianne attempts to make sense of the world by categorically manipulating geometry and form. Source: Marianne Hendriks Explores Symmetry WithinRead More →

Henry Adams once said: “Chaos was the law of nature and order was the dream of man”. People always favor the order because it makes things more comprehensible. The same works with user interfaces of digital products. When UI elements are organized and structured, people can easily use an appRead More →

Asymmetry is the absence of, or a violation of, symmetry  Symmetry in everyday language refers to a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance.  These are two vital principles of design theory.

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Defining Asymmetrical Balance and Determining Its Use in Art and Design Design principles are the foundation of a good design. The design principles you learned will guide you in creating visual media. An efficient design will guide the viewer to see what you intend for them to look in theRead More →

Creative thinking and problem-solving are essential parts of the design process to turn ideas into innovation and break the barriers against creativity. One of the successful methods used in creative thinking is the SCAMPER technique. Source: A Guide to the SCAMPER Technique for Creative ThinkingRead More →

With any design you create, you should be thinking about the many principles of graphic design, whether it’s contrast, unity, emphasis, etc. In order for your design to be successful, however, you need to ensure that you have visual balance.

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Mondrian’s deceptively simple construction of lines and squares in primary colours turned the Dutchman into an icon of abstract art soon after his death in New York in 1944. Read More →

With a vibrance required of heritage brands looking to capture the attention of a new generation, dunhill ‘s British automotive engineering-inspired Radial Collection steers their bags and accessories to the present day. Here, one finds more than just a racing roundel detail announcing change. Source: Dunhill London’s British Automotive-Inspired RadialRead More →

  With more and more emojis getting added each year, Apple is petitioning to tackle one seriously overlooked category: those with disabilities. The tech company announced this week that it’s petitioning Unicode, the consortium that decides what emojis are official, to include accessibility-friendly in the next release . Source: AppleRead More →

Patricia Urquiola is a Basque designer who combined for the new line of cookware brand Alessi an equipment set at the hub of multicultural influences, from Japan to antiquity, and also takes a bit of her own cultural and visual origins. Source: Illustrated CookwareRead More →

This is a post from professional speaker Nick Westergaard who is an expert at using PowerPoint still one of the most powerful presentation applications available. NICK WESTERGAARD is a chief brand strategist at Brand Driven Digital, host of the popular On Brand podcast, and author of Get Scrappy. An in-demand speaker at conferences andRead More →

typography and design

  Typographic design skills give the designer, who develops an appreciation for the subtler points, a wealth of satisfaction. There are few aspects of the profession of graphic design that provide more opportunity to apply creative skills. It calls for judgment and ingenuity constantly, and every application of the skillsRead More →

…there’s gotta be enough space in there (between notes) so that the sound will work in an air space. That’s what makes the music work. — Frank Zappa Without space there is no music. Try to imagine every note playing at the same time or being played so quickly thatRead More →

How to Name Your Business – 3 Things You Need to Know Nomen est omen. So, you’ve come up with a great product or service that you want to put on the market, and now you have to pick a name for your business which will reflect all the benefitsRead More →

There’s a saying in the field of designing that “the best designs are those which you don’t notice”. But how are you going to appreciate the aesthetics of a design if it does not stand out?Read More →

That’s so Bauhaus, darling. Next year marks the centenary of the short-lived but oh-so-influential design school. The term is often bandied about rather carelessly, especially in the watch world – it is not only minimalism that can be traced back to the school, founded by architect and designer Walter GropiusRead More →

Design for Emotion - Google Design

Humans have feelings, thoughts, and emotions — we all have them. Some of the best sites, apps, and experiences i’ve seen over the years have been designed for emotion — not simply performing a task but along the way they are coaxing a response. Source: Design for Emotion – GoogleRead More →

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I realized a reoccurring theme across my studies: gender. Whether it’s queer gender, gender stereotypes or even exploring my own gender identity. In one of my classes, we were required to attend a Special Grey Matters Topic Session: Do Restrooms have Gender? Source: What You Need to Know About GenderedRead More →

Understanding Gestalt principles will help you be a better UX designer. This is the first post in a three-part series that explains the Gestalt principles by showing clear examples of the principles from around the web. There’s no definitive list of Gestalt principles, but this series covers the ones thatRead More →