What’s New for Designers, March 2018

Spring is in the air with plenty of new tools, particular color and CSS options. We hope that the change of season has you inspired to create and that these new design tools can make your work life just a little easier. If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list,… Read More

Designing For Edge Cases

When we design our products, we often design for the happy path scenario, ideal user flow without any obstacles. But in real life, there are situations which don’t go to plan. Such conditions are called “edge cases”. Edge cases might be pretty rare, but they have a significant impact on user experience. Users rarely remember… Read More

Should You Follow Design Trends?

Across all disciplines of design, from fashion to architecture, trends largely define the styles and directions of an industry at a particular time. Trends are often determined to be a reaction to a previous style. Whether that’s swaying from maximalism to minimalism, or colorful to monochrome, trends by their very nature focus on short termism… Read More

Achieving Simplicity Beyond Complexity in Design

Simplicity Beyond Complexity is essentially the point at which the complications of a product, and its code, become obscured to the end user. It’s a design process different to simplicity, in that it does not look to simplify the core product. Rather than reducing functionality and feature sets, it looks to ways of making the… Read More

Will AI Really Replace Designers By 2022?

It seems like innovation just can’t leave designers alone. At first, it was the computer revolution; As Adrian Shaughnessy put it, the introduction of Macintosh meant “no more mechanical artwork, no more paste-up, no more typesetters, no more expensive retouchers” for designers. The second major shock to the field was the explosion of the Internet.… Read More

Holistic Web Design: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Make Anything

Holistic web design: it just sounds so… ’60s counter-culture acid-fueled epiphany-like. But it’s worth looking at anyway. I mean, everyone here has either read the Dirk Gently books, or at least watched the latest Netflix adaptation, right? No? Well, here’s the crash course: Everything is connected. That connection might be tenuous or obvious, but everything… Read More