Author: Tatsiana Artsemiuk
The Role of Illustrations in UI Design
Websites and apps are moving ever more closely to a “Show, Don’t Tell” model. The era of getting large User manuals or long instructions with technology is coming to an end. Instead, Users expect to be introduced and taught about what they are using inline and in context. Furthermore, visualisations are being used to provide context and meaning to the User. One method of doing this is to use illustrations. To use illustrations correctly within User Interface (UI) Design, certain rules must be followed.
Customer Experience Maps As A Business Tool
Whether you realise it or not, when your customer uses your service or product they go on a journey. But do you know what that journey looks like? Do you think the journey they experience is the one you believe you are offering? What is the path like they go on? Like every well planned journey, what is needed is a map. Thankfully we have one. Customer Experience Maps are essential for businesses who want to succeed with great Customer Experience.
Soviet Design: Where State Meets Creativity
The FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia this month. While most of the focus is on the football, we should not overlook the Russian contribution to Design. Some of the most interesting developments in Russian Design took place under the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR). The Soviet Union extended its reach into every aspect of society, including Design. But what exactly was Soviet Design, how did the State play a role in it and what were the results?
Web 3.0: Are We Designing Skynet?
In the last decade the internet has expanded at a phenomenal rate into our daily lives. More of the technology we use is connected to, and interacts with, the internet. As this happens, the technology evolves at an exponential rate and the power of the internet evolves with it. Our greatest interaction with the internet is through the world wide web. Currently we are in the era of Web 3.0 which many designers are unaware of. How did we get here, where are we going and as designers what do we need to do?
A Century of Grid Design
Grids are everywhere. In website design, print production such as magazines, books or leaflets Even the streets you walk and the modular furniture in your house follow some kind of grid. They help designers organise any type of system in a clear way which is easy to navigate through and are used extensively within digital products such as websites or apps. To understand why it developed as one of the most effective ways to design we should examine the history of grid design.
Why User-Centred Design is Efficient
User-Centred Design is a methodology that directs the development of a digital product, service or system used by a User. This approach makes it easier to pinpoint what does and doesn’t work within a product before it goes public. By communicating with real Users throughout the research, strategy, design and build process, the success of the final product increases tremendously.