Category: Visual Design

Exploring Animation And Interaction Techniques With WebGL (A Case Study)

    Two years ago, I decided to start a series of short WebGL experiments on Codepen. Earlier this year, I finally found the time to compile them all together on a single website named “Moments of Happiness”. Since its in...

The Realities Of User Experience Design Within The Luxury Industry

    For luxury companies and upscale lifestyle service providers, excellence in experience is an essential component of the value delivered. Conceptually different from the mass market, the luxury domain relies not only on offering t...

Brush Lettering: It Only Gets Better After Practice (Part 2)

    In the first part of this article, we discussed the resurgence of lettering, we defined the differences between lettering, calligraphy, and typeface design, and we also discussed pens, papers, and other supplies. In this second p...

The Art Of Hand Lettering

    Hand lettering has taken the world by storm. It has become the beautiful connection — a juxtaposition — between design and words. The letter forms in the typography have been broken down into their shapes, flourishes,...

Photoshop Etiquette For Responsive Web Design

    It’s been almost five years since Photoshop Etiquette launched, which officially makes it a relic on the web. A lot can happen on the web in a few years, and these past five have illustrated that better than most. In 2011, eve...

How To Create Icons In Adobe XD

   Released in March this year, Adobe Experience Design is a new all-in-one tool that lets you design and prototype websites and mobile apps. for websites and mobile apps. XD is still in beta and available for Mac with a Windows version on track for a release later in 2016. It is bound to provide a fast...

How To Create Icons In Adobe XD

   Released in March this year, Adobe Experience Design is a new all-in-one tool that lets you design and prototype websites and mobile apps. for websites and mobile apps. XD is still in beta and available for Mac with a Windows version on track for a release later in 2016. It is bound to provide a fast...

The Story Behind The Ekaterinburg Metro Map

   A large metropolitan underground train network might as well be a teleportation device: People don’t care how it gets them from A to B, just that it does. In London, Paris and Moscow, the map of the metro does not show surface geography, because there is not much empty space on the sheet. Designin...

This Interface Is A (Good) Joke!

   For a few years now, a mild debate has simmered over “delightful” interaction design. For some, features that instill delight, as long as they don’t interfere with the fundamental capabilities of the system, sit with pleasure atop Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as redrawn for interactive...

Factors In Selecting A Mobile Prototyping Tool

   Years ago, a kid was trying to fashion a bow by cutting a twig with a knife. Upon seeing this struggle, his grandfather handed him a saw, saying, “Always use the right tool for the job!” As the kid in the story, I learned a valuable lesson in craftsmanship: When you’re picking a tool to solve a...