James Victore: Don’t Be A Design Zombie :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

November 4, 2010 Comments Off on James Victore: Don’t Be A Design Zombie :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

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And it’s fast, right? We’re obsessed
with efficiency, and sometimes we
forget how much faster drawing is.

My third students [at SVA] aren’t
allowed to use computers. It really
frustrates them because they don’t
know how to use their hands. But I say
listen, I know how much time it takes
to boot up a computer, and open
InDesign, and you get a box, and you
type a letter in it. And you make it
this big. Then you make it this big.
Then you make it this big. Then you
make it this big. Then you move it
over here. Then you make it red. Then
you make it this big. And it’s like:
You’re not designing! You’re
organizing. That’s easy. Worry about
that later.

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

October 31, 2010 Comments Off on The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Link: Table of Contents | The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

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Be still my heart.

Learn Theory, Practise Aesthetic – Retinart

October 27, 2010 Comments Off on Learn Theory, Practise Aesthetic – Retinart

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Now go create.

The Most Important Question in any Creative Brief

October 25, 2010 Comments Off on The Most Important Question in any Creative Brief

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Why should your (potential) audience care about you?

via @AppliedArts

Why I am a Web Architect (and You Are Too!)

October 11, 2010 Comments Off on Why I am a Web Architect (and You Are Too!)

Today, I’m going to officially rename myself a web architect instead of a web designer and here’s why you should too.

Why I am a Web Architect (and You Are Too!)

Design and Art

September 30, 2010 Comments Off on Design and Art

Narani: I think design can be art if it serves a function. I do believe that design has some artistic aspects to it, but design is not ‘strictly’ art. Design is an intellectual process. Designers may use artistic methods to visualize their thinking process but unlike artists, designers work to solve a client’s problem with an aesthetic approach. It’s an integrated process, from research to planning the appropriate communication strategy, to designing functional and beautiful designs, which at the end, serves a function and solves a problem. Art is not ‘functional’. It involves personal expression and is purely for aesthetic pleasure that is appreciated by others.

Narani Kannan: Graphic and Product Designer | Notes on Design

DesignAday: Tales from the Field: Flexibility

September 22, 2010 Comments Off on DesignAday: Tales from the Field: Flexibility

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designaday:

…software is designed to warn the user when they are trying to do something the software thinks they shouldn’t. It will alert them to the situation, but it won’t keep them from doing it. They trust the user to do the right thing.

More software (and websites) should be designed like this.

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