27 Oct 2016   admin

Interview: The Rules of Human Design in the Digital World

In today’s world technology has impacted our lives in more ways than we like to think and good design has enabled this adoption. If you simply think of how digital now touches almost every aspect of our lives with well thought-out design the average technophobe would not have been able to join the movement in the digital age.

We recently came across a really interesting interview where talented User Experience Designer Rita Feldman discusses some basic elements of human design in the digital world.

Here are some of the questions she has covered:

  • In your opinion, what are the most common mistakes designers make? What are some steps designers can take to avoid making these mistakes in the future?
  • What are a few ground-breaking trends you’ve encountered recently?
  • How do you make sure your design stands out from your competition? What are some personal touches you like to include?
  • We are always hearing various buzzwords thrown out, what do you make of them?
  • Where (or who) do you look to for inspiration? For innovative and revolutionary ideas?

This is well worth a read so make sure you 

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03 Nov 2016   admin

Biohazard: Iconic Symbol Designed to be “Memorable but Meaningless”

Creation of an internationally recognized symbol is no mean feat. Back in 1966 a group of engineers and designers created an iconic symbol that is still in use today. Through the use of what was unconventional crowd-testing solutions, a synonymous icon was designed that had no recognizable meaning.The symbol needed to meet the following criteria:Striking in form in order to draw immediate attentionUnique and unambiguous, in order not to be confused with symbols used for other purposesQuickly recognizable and easily recalledEasily stenciledSymmetrical, in order to appear identical from all angl ...

08 Nov 2016   admin

Justin Catto

GDC gets a facelift after Justin Catto completes a graffiti art project on campus. Justin is a current Design Plus student at GDC. At the young age of 20, he has two major awards behind his name. He recently won “Back To The City” which is Africa’s biggest Hip Hop festival. This competition is held every year and 40 artists battle it out by painting the pillars under the M1 bridge in Newtown. In 2015 he made the top 4 in the finals of the “Sprite Uncontainable” event in Zone 6 Soweto. His work has been commissioned by a variety of clients such as Montblonc, Corona, Edge, Dulux, Rand ...