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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 →

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In the next instalment of our ongoing blog series on the principles of graphic design, we’re taking a look at one of the most important design principles: contrast. Employing contrast adds visual interest to your designs, and it also helps communicate your message. Source: Design Principles: Contrast | The PaperRead More →

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Whether you’re working on a layout for a brochure or designing a band poster , establishing contrast is one of the most important things to consider. Contrast is something people are drawn to but it’s one of those things that, when done correctly, shouldn’t really be noticed. Source: It’s NotRead More →

Contrast in design

If you are a designer, your work should convey a meaning. Therefore it is important that you have familiar with the mechanisms by which points in addition to concepts attain this means; more than any other component. Source: Contrast and Meaning in DesignRead More →

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So far in this series, we’ve already looked at how you can improve your design work by applying the principles of Balance and Proximity. Today we’re continuing with the concept of Contrast. Contrast occurs when two elements on a page are different. Source: Principles Of Design: Contrast — SitePointRead More →

Around the middle of 2017 I made one of these, just for the pleasure of sewing those lines and pinning those pins: The Marber Grid, rendered in cotton thread and map pins on a canvas board. A tribute to Romek’s very clever system that brought unity to so many PenguinRead More →

nfinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong AoiroStudio Sep 04, 2018 Peter Stewart is a travel photographer based in Hong Kong. We are featuring his first project ever released on Behance. Entitled Stacked – Urban Architecture of Hong Kong, it’s a collection of pictures and memoirs taken by Peter everRead More →

In our newest design debate, Nadine Kolodziey,Thomas Kronbichler, and Polina Joffe weigh on the pros and cons of endless visual stimulation. Ready, set, debate. “Following too many design feeds online encourages repetition and stifles creativity. Source: Design Debate: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Inspiration?Read More →

By Nicole Tinkham Choosing to start a pastel drawing is an easy decision. Choosing your supplies however, is a bit more challenging. You may have gone into your local art supply store expecting to see one type of pastel but discovered there are two very different kinds: oil and soft.Read More →

Japanese architect Katsutoshi Sasaki has built himself a new family home , featuring a dark-painted facade of red cedar and a bright, airy interior. Called T Noie, which refers to the house’s T-shaped structure, the 102-square-metre, two property is located in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. Source: Katsutoshi Sasaki’s minimalist home contrastsRead More →

To infinity and beyond. An excerpt by Roy Stanfield of Airbnb, from DesignBetter.Co’s Design Systems Handbook . Illustration by Jack Daly I find it exciting to see design systems empower design teams to scale and consistently produce solid products, but I know we’re only scratching the surface of our potential. Source:Read More →

Living and working in San Francisco, Colin Pollard creates pop-coloured projects that revel in pastel compositions and deceptive block landscapes. Asymmetry and angular shadows play with perspective at a compelling level. Pollard utilises an intriguing depth of field, where flattened dimensions and focal points draw the eye to colour-enhanced shapesRead More →

“What is the ideal customer experience for your product or service?” As a senior consultant at Designit, I work with CEOs, technologists, and managers who consider this question several times a day. They want to ensure that their product or service not only creates real value for their customers butRead More →

The sculptural work of Swedish artist Malou Palmqvist is defined by balance and form. Simultaneously geometric and organic, her works could almost be based upon the debris that washes up after a storm—she does, after all, live on an island. Source: Malou Palmqvist Explores Balance And FormRead More →

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Colour contrast between text and background is important on web pages. It affects some people’s ability to perceive the information (in other words to be able to receive the information visually). Everyone who can see, sees things in different ways. Source: Colour contrast – why does it matter?Read More →

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Power of asymmetry Asymmetry can help give some life and power to a typographic arrangement. The designer has used the idea of a long piece of tape or receipt.  The typography is contrasted against large and small to make it stand out.Read More →

Are You Using Whitespace in Your Website Designs? Designers see it as crucial. Site owners want to fill it up with anything they can find. You might wonder what I am talking about. It’s whitespace! Whitespace is one of the most crucial elements of design. Source: Are You Using WhitespaceRead More →