Interaction Design Best Practices

Posted @ 10:43 PM on December 18, 2018 by

"But, the past and the future are not of consequence here. We’re going to briefly touch upon three best practices when it comes to interaction principles – right now. "

Why Designers Need Human Contact

Posted @ 3:32 PM on December 18, 2018 by

"I'm guessing if you did a study on designers, the majority...would fall on [the introvert] side of the spectrum. It's just in our nature to be more in our heads and less in our words. And with so much conversation being done online, we are poised to fall deeper and deeper into these patterns. Without face-to-face interaction, we tend to live with our guard up, overly self-conscious about everything we create. Sharing a coffee or a pint - or even just a smile - evens out the playing field in a way that can only happen when we get out from behind our computers and into the real world. It can also greatly help us on our career paths."

If I Were 22: 80+ Influencers Share Lessons from Their Youth

Posted @ 3:32 PM on December 18, 2018 by

Each year for a few days in May, age gets to bestow its wisdom on youth and anyone who's over 22 has advice for anyone who's not. Youth may roll its eyes and shrug, that wisdom nonetheless lives on in a corner of the mind, often to be dissected and understood much later in life.
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Are women better negotiators than men?

Posted @ 7:01 AM on December 18, 2018 by

Earlier this week I came across an article in which it was suggested that women in the purchasing world are positioned to become the new influencers and deal-makers because they understand the importance of building relationships and collaborating. Conversely, and in the same article, IACCM CEO Tim Cummins made reference to a study that senior executives – who are predominantly male – tend to lie to one another at the negotiating table when it comes to what they can actually do, in what time frame they can do it and for how much money it can be done.
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Positioning Yourself Competitively as a Freelancer

Posted @ 7:01 AM on December 18, 2018 by

That being said even if you are starting out and have a limited understanding of the work you do there can be several different ways you can position yourself fitting your skill level. In this article we will present a few important things clients appreciate and put them in the context of how you can position yourself. You might like to mix and match a few of them. Here are a 3 different positioning categories:
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Watermark Images Automatically When They’re Downloaded From Your WordPress Site

Posted @ 10:38 PM on December 17, 2018 by

It applies watermark on new images as well as images already uploaded. By deactivating the plugin, the watermark will be removed on all images. What makes this plugin a really powerful one, is that the watermark is placed on your images through a htaccess and php file. This means your images are actually not modified. You can still download them from your FTP, and they will not have any watermark.
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44 Color Scheme Tools for Picking the Perfect Print Palette

Posted @ 12:14 PM on December 17, 2018 by

Since choosing color is such an important aspect of design, there’s no shame in seeking outside assistance. We’ve selected some of the best color scheme tools on the web to help you do everything from generating palettes to sampling a color from an image or website. As always, we’ve catered our selections towards print media, but no matter your medium, these color scheme tools can be a big help.
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Training Your Coworkers to Understand Design

Posted @ 5:39 AM on December 17, 2018 by

If you’re like most in-house designers, you follow a waterfall process where project assets are generated and shared, moving from one person to another in a sequential order. Now it's time to see about how agile methodologies can help you work smarter, not harder.
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The Makings Of A Great Logo: Six questions to ask yourself when designing a brand

Posted @ 9:16 PM on December 16, 2018 by

Your company's logo is the foundation of your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos for different projects, I've come up with a set of questions that I always ask myself before delivering a new logo.
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Design Before Computers Ruled the Universe (Nostalgia for You Whipper Snapper Designers)

Posted @ 12:45 PM on December 16, 2018 by

When I first went to art school, a required course was Paste Up and Mechanicals. It was print production techniques. It took a steady hand, good eye, and the use of very toxic solvents and razor sharp cutting tools. The teachers, as with any production designer who had been in the business for more then ten years, had multiple scars on their hands from Exacto blade cuts and were criminally insane from the solvents soaking through the finger tips into their brains.
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