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 I Start A Design Project — Problem Definition

How do you start a new project? What are the first things you do when a client gets in touch and you’re beginning a new design? I’d like to talk a little about what I do in the first phase of a new design project.

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Simplicity — A Thoughtful Approach To Better Design

Why do some designs seem inevitable? Why are some of the best designs unnoticed? Why does it feel like some objects happen on their own without any intervention from a designer?

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What Role Do Aesthetics Play In The Design Of A Website?

Has this ever happened to you? A potential client gets in touch and while describing their project they mention that it shouldn’t cost much because it doesn’t need to look pretty before they add it doesn’t need a lot of design.

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What Does It Mean To Design Websites Responsively?

Last week I was thinking out loud about the subjective nature of design. It’s only one question about the nature of design that’s crossed my mind lately. Jason Grigsby recently posted some thoughts on the Cloud Four Blog about what makes a design responsive. It’s a good article as well as a good question. How do you define what is and isn’t a responsive design?

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