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Principle of Closure in Visual Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: The human mind is an amazing thing. Visually we like things organized and complete. Enter Gestalt and the "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE" in design. "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE IN VISUAL DESIGN" by Alita Joyce gives a good look into this principle and how it is used...

Color Tools And Resources

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Let's face it, it's hard being creative day in and day out. Sometimes inspiration is a little hard to come by, as designers we take all the help we can get. In "COLOR TOOLS AND RESOURCES" Cosima Mielke compiled a list of websites dedicated to...

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Principle of Closure in Visual Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: The human mind is an amazing thing. Visually we like things organized and complete. Enter Gestalt and the "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE" in design. "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE IN VISUAL DESIGN" by Alita Joyce gives a good look into this principle and how it is used...

Logo typography: Nail the typeface for your logo

ARTICLE SUMMARY: When it comes to logos choosing the right typography makes all the difference. Think of all the logos you see in a day and you don't need a description to tell you what product or service is. you just know. These logos are every graphic designers...

Principle of Closure in Visual Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: The human mind is an amazing thing. Visually we like things organized and complete. Enter Gestalt and the "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE" in design. "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE IN VISUAL DESIGN" by Alita Joyce gives a good look into this principle and how it is used...

Color Tools And Resources

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Let's face it, it's hard being creative day in and day out. Sometimes inspiration is a little hard to come by, as designers we take all the help we can get. In "COLOR TOOLS AND RESOURCES" Cosima Mielke compiled a list of websites dedicated to...

Want to Understand the Power of Design? Look Past the Numbers

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Surveys are nothing more than a snapshot, good for that moment you fill out the questionnaire, outdated the next day. That makes it hard to really get a good grip on what's going on in the design industry, add COVID to the mix and now you're adding to...

Building Connected Customer Relationships

ARTICLE SUMMARY: As a designer, whether it's your's or your client's website selling a product or service one of the top goals is to build a relationship with your customers. Good relationships lead to repeat business. To do this you have to look at the relationships...

How design speaks through its shapes

ARTICLE SUMMARY: There is a lot of psychology used in design, especially when it comes to the use of shapes to create user-friendly interface components. An experiment by Wolfgang Kohler in 1929 and later recreated more comprehensively by V.S. Ramachandran and Edward...

Color Controversy

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Everybody sees color just a little bit differently than every one else does, that's a given. Have you ever wondered why? "COLOR CONTROVERSY" is a good look at why that happens. The author "Leo" talks about How we see colorWhy everyone sees color...

Size does matter: Fitt’s Law applied to design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: As you go through life what's some of the things you notice the most. In emergencies it's large red buttons, handicap doorways have big square pads to push to open doors automatically for people in wheelchairs and so on. It’s all based on a...

6 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Demand When Designing UX

ARICLE SUMMARY: When searching for anything, whether it's Netflix or a website and you have to many decisions to make in a short amount of time you run the risk of getting Decision Fatigue causing you to make poorer choices. When designing websites the last thing you...

A designer’s guide to business jargon and terms

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It does not matter what business you are in, whether it's printing, plumbing or design, all businesses have a language all their own called jargon. The purpose of having a jargon specific language in business is for clarification and understanding....

Principle of Closure in Visual Design

ARTICLE SUMMARY: The human mind is an amazing thing. Visually we like things organized and complete. Enter Gestalt and the "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE" in design. "PRINCIPLE OF CLOSURE IN VISUAL DESIGN" by Alita Joyce gives a good look into this principle and how it is used...

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Logo typography: Nail the typeface for your logo

ARTICLE SUMMARY: When it comes to logos choosing the right typography makes all the difference. Think of all the logos you see in a day and you don't need a description to tell you what product or service is. you just know. These logos are every graphic designers...

Color Tools And Resources

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Let's face it, it's hard being creative day in and day out. Sometimes inspiration is a little hard to come by, as designers we take all the help we can get. In "COLOR TOOLS AND RESOURCES" Cosima Mielke compiled a list of websites dedicated to...

Want to Understand the Power of Design? Look Past the Numbers

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Surveys are nothing more than a snapshot, good for that moment you fill out the questionnaire, outdated the next day. That makes it hard to really get a good grip on what's going on in the design industry, add COVID to the mix and now you're adding to...

How design speaks through its shapes

ARTICLE SUMMARY: There is a lot of psychology used in design, especially when it comes to the use of shapes to create user-friendly interface components. An experiment by Wolfgang Kohler in 1929 and later recreated more comprehensively by V.S. Ramachandran and Edward...

Color Controversy

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Everybody sees color just a little bit differently than every one else does, that's a given. Have you ever wondered why? "COLOR CONTROVERSY" is a good look at why that happens. The author "Leo" talks about How we see colorWhy everyone sees color...

A designer’s guide to business jargon and terms

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It does not matter what business you are in, whether it's printing, plumbing or design, all businesses have a language all their own called jargon. The purpose of having a jargon specific language in business is for clarification and understanding....

Color Tools And Resources

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Let's face it, it's hard being creative day in and day out. Sometimes inspiration is a little hard to come by, as designers we take all the help we can get. In "COLOR TOOLS AND RESOURCES" Cosima Mielke compiled a list of websites dedicated to...

12 essential cheat sheets for every designer

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Back in the seventies you had to know a lot of stuff to be a designer. It was a lot of hands on work and computers were not part of the industry yet. Back then how many designers knew what a megabyte was. For you younger designers designing something...

51 top typography tutorials

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Back in high school I went to Westbury Technical Trade and Training Center on Long Island. One of my offset printing teachers Mr Schmidt would say at least once a week "the more you learn the more you earn." How right he was. As design goes typography...

How to test readability

ARTICLE SUMMARY:  You spend hours upon hours creating a website for your client. You put together a killer color palette that is second to none, you arrange elements and photos for maximum effect using the golden ratio, and then comes your typography. In the...

Building Connected Customer Relationships

ARTICLE SUMMARY: As a designer, whether it's your's or your client's website selling a product or service one of the top goals is to build a relationship with your customers. Good relationships lead to repeat business. To do this you have to look at the relationships...

6 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Demand When Designing UX

ARICLE SUMMARY: When searching for anything, whether it's Netflix or a website and you have to many decisions to make in a short amount of time you run the risk of getting Decision Fatigue causing you to make poorer choices. When designing websites the last thing you...

A designer’s guide to business jargon and terms

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It does not matter what business you are in, whether it's printing, plumbing or design, all businesses have a language all their own called jargon. The purpose of having a jargon specific language in business is for clarification and understanding....

The 5 pillars of UX strategy

ARTICLE SUMMARY: In order to succeed in design you need a strategy. Without a strategy in place you run the risk of floundering around and ending up with a subpar result. In Daniel Birch's article "THE 5 PILLARS OF UX STRATEGY" he discusses the strategy you need to...

Why Brands Really Matter

ARTICLE SUMMARY:  Branding is tricky business, there's a lot to consider when you start the process. One of the things to consider is the link between the products we use and our feelings and how we behave in regards to those products. How important are these links?...

Color 101 for designers

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Color is so important that you can never learn enough about it, it is one of the top most considerations when taking on any design project that comes your way, and for good reasons. Within 90 seconds people decide whether or not they like your website...

Jakob’s Law revisited: Don’t reinvent the wheel, but sometimes do

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Design is a tricky business, especially when it comes to innovations and people love innovation, to a point. "JAKOB’S LAW REVISITED" looks at why too much innovation in design may not be such a good thing even in today's world where innovations seem...

Psychological principles for every product designer

ARTICLE SUMMARY: To be a successful designer in todays world you need to be aware of the different types of psychology at your disposal when marketing your products or services, especially online. "PSYCHOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES FOR EVERY PRODUCT DESIGNER" is a deep dive...

The 5 Essential Traits of Iconic Logos

ARTICLE SUMMARY: More often than not the first thing you see when going to any website is their logo. Your logo makes the all important first impression that will make the difference between whether to investigate your website further or move on. In Kaejon Misuraca's...

The Psychological Power of Nostalgia in Burger King’s Throwback Logo

ARTICLE SUMMARY: There is a lot to be said about nostalgia these days, especially when it comes to marketing. Everybody is looking back at the good old days and longing for their return. "THE PSYCHOLOGICAL POWER OF NOSTALGIA IN BURGER KING’S THROWBACK LOGO" by Michael...

Building Connected Customer Relationships

ARTICLE SUMMARY: As a designer, whether it's your's or your client's website selling a product or service one of the top goals is to build a relationship with your customers. Good relationships lead to repeat business. To do this you have to look at the relationships...

6 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Demand When Designing UX

ARICLE SUMMARY: When searching for anything, whether it's Netflix or a website and you have to many decisions to make in a short amount of time you run the risk of getting Decision Fatigue causing you to make poorer choices. When designing websites the last thing you...

A designer’s guide to business jargon and terms

ARTICLE SUMMARY: It does not matter what business you are in, whether it's printing, plumbing or design, all businesses have a language all their own called jargon. The purpose of having a jargon specific language in business is for clarification and understanding....