Tag Archives: visual design

Treat design as a final destination instead of as a compromise

“You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise.” - Mike Davidson

“You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise.” – Mike Davidson

Read the interview with designer Mike Davison entitled “Producing a Reaction Through Design” for more on his approach to design.

Visual design can move people into meaningful interactions

“In our vast search-driven Web, visual design can help people move beyond first impressions and into meaningful interactions.” - Luke Wroblewski

“In our vast search-driven Web, visual design can help people move beyond first impressions and into meaningful interactions.” – Luke Wroblewski

Read Luke’s article “Communicate Quick: First Impressions Through Visual Web Design,” published by UIE.

Make something people want to integrate into their lives

“Interface design isn’t only about making a device or application look attractive… it’s about making an appropriately pleasing application or device that people find useful and usable and want to integrate into their lives.\

“Interface design isn’t only about making a device or application look attractive… it’s about making an appropriately pleasing application or device that people find useful and usable and want to integrate into their lives.” – Designing for Interaction by Dan Saffer

If you don’t already have it, be sure to get Dan’s book Designing for Interaction.

Visual design is about problem solving

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“Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion.” – Making the Web Work: Designing Effective Web Applications by Bob Baxley

If you like this quote, you can find this and the rest of Bob’s thoughts in his book Making the Web Work: Designing Effective Web Applications

The life of a designer is a life of fight against the ugliness

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“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design” – Massimo Vignelli in the film Helvetica

Purchase the flim Helvetica here