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Misinterpreting Minimalism

I, too, am practitioner of minimal design that is built on solid foundation of grids and typography. But sometimes minimalism is misinterpreting as Minh Tran states on Viget Inspire: A generalized definition of minimalism could be when something, an object or idea, is stripped down to its essential elements. In minimalistic art in the 1960s, […]

Reading in 2011

I’ve always loved reading good design books. I believe they are better and reliable source of information as compared to blogs as many great people put lot of hard work to get a single book out. In 2011, I bought 40 books and managed to read just 16 as of now. Books I’ve read:  Recommended […]

Getting back to Zero in Design

Keith – lead designer at Forrst – has some interesting thoughts about the concept of “Getting Back to Zero” in design: The ability to consistently look at a design as a new user while laying out elements and keeping the project goals in mind. Getting back to zero. An on-going back-and-forth between making design decisions, […]

Read more books than blogs

I highly recommend that. Reading books over blogs gives you an in-depth knowledge for a particular subject and that too by an expert. Unlike blogs where people like me share their thoughts and ideas which may or may not be logical while in books these are not just thoughts but tested, proved practices. Blogging is […]

Navigation must make sense

Hiding important stuff behind code words might cost you business. Navigation titles should be clear and that people use in daily life. Jared Spool beautifully explains this with examples and following DOs and DON’Ts: Don’t hide your most valuable assets behind generic links. Avoid copying the design of your site’s navigation from other sites, especially […]

Reading to Learn

Reading is not my hobby but I’ve to read as to learn. Here are few articles from my learning list: What makes a good UX designer Dashboard Design Gestalt Principles of Perception Sales: The Fail Team Should you blame your designer for poor conversion rates? Style vs. Design Inline Help Ellen Lupton Interview

Reading this week: 1

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. — Abigail Adams Since I’ve started designing for web, learning for me has never stopped. And there is still lot to learn which I’m sure won’t finish till end. Every week I try to read 5-7 good […]