This is the second year the Wiliam team attended Web Directions South. The line of speakers at the conference was top notch; each speaker brought something unique but all speakers imbued their talks with an effective story telling approach.
Collaborating with a client through the initial design brief stage is of huge benefit to the future outcomes of a project
I regularly think I’ve got the hang of jira and then the next day I log back into it and find myself on a page with loads of links to sections that doesn't matter to me or the task I need to complete.
Most car brands put significant time and money towards their printed marketing material, yet less resources into their what should be their main marketing platform - their website.
The age of minimalist digital design is here. It all started with the least obvious instigator "Windows 8" but digital design has embraced it.
Iterative design process allows design assumptions to be tested so problems can be discovered earlier.
The new ‘Metro Style’ has adopted principles from classic Swiss graphic design, with clear focus on the content of applications and additional impetus on typography.
When tackling a new project talk to the end user rather than the client about what they would like to see in the design / or redesign.
Website design is evolving to a point where we are no longer solely designing for desktops. We instead need to accommodate for 3 distinct mediums.
Generation of new design ideas is not an easy task. What we see in design is the regurgitation of old ideas wrapped up in something new.
It is so difficult for a designer to view a completed project 2 months down the track. We often question our judgements; things that seemed sufficient or good enough with the limited time/budget/resources now look dated and generic.
A good website design should guide the user through the journey via graphical indicators. As with the green traffic light man telling us when to walk, graphical indicators should become the language between a user and the website interface they're utilising. This will enable a smooth journey.
Came across a great article on NY times today which explained why Apple is such a great force in the product design field. I don't think there is another company out there that has such unity amongst its product range, this even extends into its marketing material.Everything is controlled. Nothing is overlooked. I'm talking aesthetics here, not the functionality of their OS.
Designing and developing a website to be compatible with several different browsers has long been a headache for designers and web developers. Now it's not just a variety of browsers that need to be considered; smart phones, iPads and a variety of screen resolutions must also be taken into account. In fact, the majority of clients now ask for a mobile version of their website to be developed.