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What does writing have to do with design?

Writing is an important aspect of design and is often overlooked in the process. Design and writing help users or readers to understand the purpose of your design and content. From the article, “Content Marketing: Is your design killing your content?”, Jim Connolly stated that “the primary design task of any newsletter, website or blog, Read more about What does writing have to do with design?[…]

How can the work done behind-the-scenes to ‘design’ information affect the visual design the user interacts with?

The work done behind-the-scenes to ‘design’ information significantly affects the visual design the user interacts. The articles Information Vs Technical Architecture by Shari Thurow and Creating a Successful Information Experience for Your Users by Linda Newman Lior offered details of how the work done behind-the-scenes affect the users. Shari Thurow described how she noticed a Read more about How can the work done behind-the-scenes to ‘design’ information affect the visual design the user interacts with?[…]

How does User Experience Design differ from what we traditionally call Web Design? Why is each important?

User Experience Design differs in many ways from what we traditionally call Web Design. In fact, UX designers and Web designers are not the same because they have different responsibilities and focuses in designing websites. The articles, “Looking Beyond User-Centered Design” by Cennydd Bowles and “Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed?” by Helge Fredheim, worked Read more about How does User Experience Design differ from what we traditionally call Web Design? Why is each important?[…]

In what ways is design effective in improving the online and mobile experience?

It is difficult to determine what is a good design because good design cannot be measured in a finite way. There isn’t a checklist to what makes a design on an A-list, but there is a set of guidelines to what makes a design good and effective. The set of guidelines I am referring to Read more about In what ways is design effective in improving the online and mobile experience?[…]

What is a professional design process?

Describe the professional design process From Cory Skaaren’s “The Creative Process”, “The creative process is, simply put, the steps used to manage a project, outline goals, and generate ideas.” Skaaren explained and detailed the creative process in 6 steps. The 6 steps of the creative process are as followed: (1) administration and acceptance, (2) research Read more about What is a professional design process?[…]