How Critiquing Others Can Help Improve Your Designs

Last week Paul Burton shared some thoughts on A List Apart about Artistic Distance and how creatives need to be able to step back from their work in order to see it better. We can get too close, too emotionally attached to our own work masking the ability to see it for what it is.
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How Do You Manage The Overwhelming Pace of Web Design?

I can still remember the first month of one of the last jobs I ever held. I was new and trying my best to learn everything that was thrown at me. The job was a complete 180 from what I’d been doing the previous few years and there was a lot to learn and adjust to. I remember the overwhelming feeling of so many new things coming at me.
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The Ingredients Of Effective Communication

Communication is central to web design. Communication has two parts, the message, and the delivery or package of the message. Is one more important than the other? Can communication happen if only one is present?
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Design Advice From Jony Ive

No matter what your feelings about Apple the company, it’s hard to argue against their focus on design and for the last decade+ the main person behind design at Apple has been Jonathan Ive. Earlier this week via The Verge, I came across Sir Jonathan Ive: The iMan cometh, an interview with Ive from the London Evening Standard.
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Does Your Design Follow The Right Story?

A recent thread on my small business forum reminded me of the need for every business to tell a unique story and even more to make sure your design tells that same story in every detail. This is the principle of unity to it’s highest degree. It’s the whole being more than the sum of the parts. It’s what ultimately makes for the best designs.
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