course notes 2019/20

delight crit

Mar 31st 2020

Hello everyone, as we’re not going to be able to get together for this crit this year, we’ll have to do things differently ~ via Jitsi again, which you can also use to record your presentations :) Recording your presentation In case you cannot be online for our crit session this afternoon, record your presentation➢ continue reading

wordpress design illustration

WordPress theme design

Mar 25th 2020

Ready for a little challenge? — I’m really looking forward to taking you all through the theme design today ~ this will be an unsual, online-only session which should be interesting and fun:) Meet Jitsi – an open source, super-friendly video chat (works best in Chrome, as some of you will be happy to know➢ continue reading

accessibility / ux visual

design for UX & accessibility

Mar 3rd 2020

As web workers, be that designers or developers, it is our job to create not only engaging user experiences but also to ensure an all inclusive design and setup. Making sure our content is presented in the most accessible and easy way will liberate our user to use the web freely and without hinderance, a➢ continue reading

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interface design

Feb 4th 2020

How do you design an interface which is not only easy to use, works well across all screens and is aesthetically appealing as well? ‘how keys work’ via tweet from @Cennydd Like a key to open a lock, your UI needs to give access to the content without bothering the user with the complexities which➢ continue reading

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Icon design

Jan 28th 2020

Icons are the small little details with such high importance that they deserve as much TLC as the rest of your design. If you search for icon sets online, you will find an ever growing number of beautiful sets to choose from. However, it will be worth your while to at least explore icon design,➢ continue reading

vector illustration with pen and selection tool

Vector Graphics

Jan 15th 2020

While not the easiest format to work with – vector graphics are simply wonderful: they allow for perfect precision and scale without loss of quality. While in the past, the use of SVG remained a mere promise – you are starting your journey at a time when their use is growing in ever inspiring and➢ continue reading

Responsive Design Planning

Nov 13th 2019

Today, we can no longer design any site without considering carefully the many different devices and screensizes affecting layout and presentation. A good responsive design will allow the content to adapt to the viewport, be that a computer or TV, or mobile. While the specifics will depend on project and target group – a mobile➢ continue reading

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Layout design

Nov 6th 2019

While you are learning how to produce effective layouts you will come across many different views and practices. One prevailing and well established method is of course the use of grids. A lot has been written and discussed about grids in design, from historic examples, architecture, graphic and web design.

images for the web

Oct 30th 2019

With your beautiful profile designs in hand – let’s take a look at preparing and saving your images for the web. Whether you create all of your own visuals, or work with source files, you’ll need to consider the final implementation of these visuals within your design. Without preparation and optimisation, these additions will make➢ continue reading

colour illustration


Oct 23rd 2019

Colour is a topic which never ceases to inspire great discussion about interpretation, meaning and effect within design. As subjective as colour can be – it is our job as designers to be mindful of implications as well as considerate in our selection for use in interface and web design.