How letting go of the familiar can help product designers become more creative. The pursuit of knowledge — challenging the old & embracing the new (‘School of Athens’ by Raphael) Kids are more imaginative than adults. Not only is this pretty commonly observed, but it’s scientifically proven too. In 1968, George Land conducted a longitudinal study where he… Continue reading The art of unlearning
What did Victor Papanek leave for UX designers in “Design for Real Word”?
In the “Back to basics” series, I would like to rediscover the content of the textbooks I read at the beginning of my industrial design studies. I am a supporter of wise (prudent) use of the achievements of the predecessors, which is why I re-read these valuable, twentieth-century books on design and try to extract… Continue reading What did Victor Papanek leave for UX designers in “Design for Real Word”?
Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation
Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation Mental shortcuts and cognitive frameworks aren’t only useful in everyday judgments and problem-solving. When faced with creative challenges, we can also tap into our “design brain” to channel previously encountered ideas into our own work. At their core, design heuristics are the combination, exploration, or transformation of often already… Continue reading Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation
30 Remarkable Lettering and Typography Designs for Inspiration
37 Shares Awesome list of inspirational quotes and good lettering typography designs created by professional artists and designers. Typography is always inspiration for those who know the importance of words. Good handmade lettering and typography designs are always great for inspiring. Today I shared the remarkable lettering, calligraphy and typography designs for type lovers. All lettering and… Continue reading 30 Remarkable Lettering and Typography Designs for Inspiration
Soft Skills Designers Should Have
To be a professional in the creative industry, there are several things that you have to have. Obviously, you will need the necessary technical skills and the talent. However, to be successful in your craft, there are other skills that you need to learn – like soft skills. In this article, we will be talking… Continue reading Soft Skills Designers Should Have
How to Start a Successful Career in Web Design in 2020
The internet is completely changing everything about the world we live in today. Outside of just visiting websites and social media platforms, the demand for having an online presense is a requirement for businesses, brands and organizations of all sizes. This also means that there is a great demand for site developers, content creators and… Continue reading How to Start a Successful Career in Web Design in 2020
Tips On Designing Creative Websites That Will Wow Your Clients
The global market keeps getting bigger and bigger, which should be good news for web designers – but there’s a catch. The clients you can expect to serve are more sophisticated and want creative websites, not just the regular HTML and CSS. You can’t deliver just anything and expect them to be happy. You’ll also… Continue reading Tips On Designing Creative Websites That Will Wow Your Clients
Exploring Photo Manipulation: Analysis and Interviews
What You’ll Be Creating Photo manipulation and photo effects—they could cover anything from touching up a face to adding an entire universe right into your favorite photo. The manipulation of imagery is often associated with Adobe Photoshop, but photo manipulation itself predates Photoshop by many, many years. Perhaps we, as artists, designers, and people, have… Continue reading Exploring Photo Manipulation: Analysis and Interviews
What to Look For When Hiring a Creative Logo Designer
In this digital age, companies need to upgrade their visibility in order to stand out from the competition. This includes having a logo that portrays the right visual communication. A logo is so much more than a company’s visual brand; it is the foundation upon which the brand identity is built. You want a logo… Continue reading What to Look For When Hiring a Creative Logo Designer
8 Excellent Design Resources for Your Creative Projects
Creativity is an untamed beast. It’s possible to have them in spades one way where endless ideas seem to flow out of your head. There are days when your mind like an empty well that’s run out of inspired ideas. As designers, you have the responsibility of sustaining creativity at all times. What seems like… Continue reading 8 Excellent Design Resources for Your Creative Projects
Connections and creativity.
In 1978, scientist and historian James Burke produced a ten part documentary called ‘Connections’. In this documentary series he traced back a (then) modern invention through the history of connected ideas that led to it. Across the ten episodes the viewer goes on many weird and wonderful journeys learning such things as: how the concept… Continue reading Connections and creativity.
Popular design news of the week: October 24, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular design news of the week: October 24, 2016 – October 30, 2016
25+ must-have Photoshop actions for your toolkit
No matter your area of expertise, chances are you’ve worked with photographs. Web and print designers alike are no strangers to the magnificence that can be captured in photos. It’s what we build our designs on top of and with, whether they’re the focus or just a background piece. And as the time passes and… Continue reading 25+ must-have Photoshop actions for your toolkit
Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of Flickr Group – Vol. 81
Welcome to the 81st volume of “Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr Group”, which is a showcase I run regularly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantastic, highly-creative design works in the PSD Vault Flickr Group. Hope you enjoy those works as much as I did and find them inspirational! Meanwhile, if you have some cool… Continue reading Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of Flickr Group – Vol. 81
Polishing up Your Creative Process
Today we’ll focus on increasing your creative capabilities through an introduction to a couple of creativity techniques. An important key issue to understand is that creativity techniques are not magic tools to increase your creativity as skill. Rather, they act as guides to help you find possible creative solutions for the problem you’re up against.… Continue reading Polishing up Your Creative Process