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Content tagged as 'process'

On The Emotional Cycle of Design

posted on Jan 26, 2011.

As a designer, I’ve found that my work can be full of highs and lows. Sometimes I can pumped and excited, while other times I feel drained and useless. Usually, I feel all of these things within the scope of the same project. In this post, I would like to share some recent observations on this cycle of emotion.

The Rule Of Conversion

posted on Dec 19, 2010.

In this article, I would like to share a recent experience that I had in working with one of by great clients. Through that story, I hope to introduce a concept that I am calling the Rule of Conversion, which is a way of thinking that I believe can be truly valuable. I know it will be for me on future projects!

The Messiness of Design

posted on Nov 30, 2010.

I think we’ve probably all experiences some form of messiness in the design process—those disorderly, often unplanned and unexpected moments which can ultimately infuse a design with so much character. It is my belief that these moments are an important part of the process, and in this article I will try to explain why.

HTML (and CSS) Do Not a Website Make

posted on Oct 6, 2010.

As web designers and developers, we talk a lot about HTML and CSS. And, with the emergence of HTML5 and CSS3, it seems as though we are talking about them more than ever. Yet, despite all the great discussion, websites are about more than just HTML and CSS. In this article, we will look at the concept of the website as a larger, unified body of technologies and content, and consider the importance of this understanding for design.

Designing Like a Writer

posted on Aug 18, 2010.

I love to write, and I love to write about design. In this article, we will take a look at my general writing process and see if we can’t find interesting parallels to the design process, through the stages of the idea, the outline, the first draft, editing and proofreading.

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