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25 Oct 2016   admin

The Future Is Near: 13 Design Predictions for 2017

“The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have”. We simply love this quote from Steve Jobs and it just seems so on point as we look ahead to the latest trends in the world of design. The future where the user and more to the point the user experience is driving our design thinking to deliver an experience that will keep them coming back for more.

Design evangelists advocate for the use of good design, both in principle and in practice, with the ultimate goal of converting non-designers into design-thinkers. They extol the virtues of design-thinking to the uninitiated, so that they too might pursue best practices in their personal and professional lives.

As we move forward into a new and exciting future here are 13 design trends to watch in 2017

  • Failure Mapping
  • Micro-Mini Interactions
  • Proliferation of Weather Apps
  • Tamagotchi Gestures
  • Hapnotic Feedback
  • De-Linearity
  • Optimized Interstitial Anxiety
  • Migration from Design Evangelism to Design Proselytism
  • Age-Responsive Design
  • Digital Trust Design
  • User Offboarding (Sunset Moments)
  • Brokered AI Networks
  • Textile Design

“To architect the experiences of tomorrow, you must first design the interactions of today”…

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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 mistake ...

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 ...