applied art for the web
user icons, maps and devices

How do you design an interface which is not only easy to use, works well across various devices and screensizes - and is aesthetically appealing as well?

Before you fall into the usual pattern of doing what’s popular – it will serve you well to consider all aspects of the interface to be designed — and once in testing, ask the right question to review the proposed design.

Good design is thorough down to the last detail.

Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.

Dieter Rams, Vitsœ

case studies mentioned:

NOTE: this is the wireframe for a digital tool, designed to help youth workers (referred to as coaches) and young people (referred to YP) to collaborate on personal and professional development.

interface inventory

Your work on interfaces will come in various shapes and sizes – you might start from scratch, work on a relatively small project – or be tasked with revising an existing system. Brad Frost’s article interface inventory highlights how vital consistency is for a successful UI design and how an inventory can help the process of a redesign.

UI/UX expertise

Jakob Nielsen: Don't listen to the customers

Don Norman: Design for the elderly

If you're not familiar with the design story of the potatoe peeler already, do have a read:
Behind the Design: OXO’s Iconic Good Grips Handles
The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world