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 – Google
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 Gendered
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 that
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 Paper
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 Not
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 — SitePoint
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 ever
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?
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 contrasts
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:
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 app
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 shapes
“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 but
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 Form
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?