The Art To Becoming A Better Designer — Learning To Trust Your Judgement

Like many disciplines, there’s a science and art to design. On the science side we rely on foundational principles, use logic to make rational decisions, and study sciences like psychology and neuroscience to better understand an audience.

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When Is A Design Finished?

How do you know when a site is done? How do you know when the design is finished and it’s time to launch? I want to answer this question with some thoughts about when you might launch and the pros and cons of launching sooner or later.

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Design is Decision-Making

What is design? What does it mean to design something? What does it mean to be a designer? The last few weeks I’ve been thinking out loud about some specific design topics, but I’ve danced around the central question of what is design. I’d like to address that today.

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How To Be More Confident In Your Design Decisions

Earlier in the week I was talking about the subjective nature of design. I closed with the idea that you can’t really know if your designs and your design decisions are right or wrong or good or bad. You have to trust your judgement and be confident in your choices.

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Good Design Is Subjective

How does one arrive at a design solution? Is design the inevitable conclusion of applying objective principles to a problem or is it the end result of more subjective decision-making? Something in-between perhaps?

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