There are so many different topics to cover under the umbrella term of interface design. Both web and mobile designers are professionals at balancing between aesthetics vs interactions. One balancing tool in this arsenal is motion. When elements move and react naturally to user input, it gives the interface a sense of life.
In the context of web design the definition of “fidelity” refers to the level of exactness in which a design is recreated. Low-fidelity wireframes are not very exact and focus more on the general picture. High-fidelity wireframes should feel much more exhaustive in the nature of both design and content.
The seemingly endless amount of navigation styles can be overwhelming. Some websites only require 3-6 links and have much more flexibility than sites with 30+ links. How do you plan large detailed navigation menus without losing your hair?
Web designers are considered artists just as much as photographers and painters. It takes a lot of hard work and creative ingenuity to organize websites that pop and function properly. When I approbate a certain website layouts it’s often for the little details. Although I am a big proponent of simple user experience, the little […]
There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many recognizable patterns which seem to reappear time and again. These might be called popular design techniques but from an industry perspective many people refer to them as design trends.
Creative studios are becoming much more popular with such an interconnected world of digital design. Large-to-medium sized companies are found all over the world, coupled with freelancers and small teams who launch their own personal studio. Thus competition is fierce and understanding how to design a captivating website is pivotal to success.
Modern icons in web design have become a staple for every digital interface. They can help organize content, they’re generally lightweight and even play mp3’s. No wait that’s iPods… well even iPods have a use for icons because they’re a quick visual method to convey information.
We all know about the importance of great copy on the web. It’s often easy to capture attention with visuals but strenuous to capture attention with verbiage. So if the word “copy” refers to the overall page text, then what’s microcopy? Well much like finding a great parking spot in a crowded plaza, microcopy refers […]
Much like other professional designers I’m a big fan of the wireframing process. Although it’s mostly associated with the field of web design, the concept of project planning is ubiquitous across all creative mediums. Logo designers sketch prototypes, animators sketch storyboards, and UI designers sketch wireframes.