Author: Sarah Doyle
New And Emerging Design Trends
2019 is upon us and no doubt will be an great year for Design. There will be many new exciting Design trends we will need to learn and will have to incorporate into our projects going forward. But what did we learn in 2018 and how will that influence what happens in 2019? We went around the studio in Graphic Mint and asked everyone what their favourite Design trends were in 2018. Here are a few of our favourites.
Benefits of Interaction Design
When I tell someone I’m an Interaction Designer they usually don’t know what I am talking about. Interaction Design (IxD) is still quite new to the world of Design: it only came about when the screen was designed to hold more than static content. Interaction Design can simply be understood as the Design of the interaction between Users and products. Therefore, there are many benefits to using IxD as I explain here.
Homelight by Graphic Mint
Homelight is an app prototype to help homeless families find a home. It’s a pro bono project that we at Graphic Mint have spent the last 9 months designing. Homeless families in Ireland are having difficulties navigating and communicating with the current accommodation support system. People find it hard to reach or use, and are left in the dark about their application progress. Homelight aims to provide these families with access to the services they need to exit homelessness through their smartphone.
Kano: Coding The Next Generation
The world has become more digital than analogue. It used to be the case that children were expected to learn a second language such as French or Spanish to set them up for their future careers. Now, that second language has become computer code. Getting children to code early does not only help them when they enter the workforce. It also helps to develop their cognitive skills and teach them how to problem solve. Getting children involved, and interested, early relies on having a good Design. Kano is one company that is leading this field.