The idea that less is more has spread deeply into contemporary design, with popular products and interfaces favoring clean, minimal designs with specific user end goals. But at his talk at FITC Toronto last week, designer Mark Rigley wondered if beauty has been lost in the process. Is it time to return to focusing on the beauty of the things we create? And how can beauty be used to enhance a user’s experience?
The average supermarket has 30,000 products on the shelves. There are 19 million beverages available at Starbucks. Debbie Millman explores how companies can keep up with the pace of change and thrive in today’s design-led world.
Creators strive to create useful, empowering products for users, and a style guide is no different. Done well, a style guide is a resource that all its users – developers, designers, partners, and more – should find useful. So how do you ensure your efforts in developing a style guide don’t go to waste?
Jerry Silverman of Adobe has been evangelist for creativity for as long as he can remember. He shares his thoughts on design-led innovation, how Adobe is helping further the movement, and how anyone can be a visual storyteller using basic tools.
Every designer has been there. A design that’s not your own comes by your desk and you’re asked to provide the other f-word: feedback. You might sit there and grapple with what has been presented alone, using the proverbial red pen to rip apart what’s in front of you.