I know a hamburger might not seem like it has much to do with design thinking or existential thought, but if you read a couple posts on The Message is Medium Rare you may start to change your mind.
With the flat visual user interface pioneered by Apple’s IOS 7 now widely accepted by the design community, its competitor has tasked itself with taking it to a new level. At Google’s I/O 2014, their design team showcased a new concept which incorporates the world of material design and that of the flat visual user interfaces we use on a daily basis. By … Continue reading
In elementary school when I was first taught the fundamentals of writing, my teacher stressed the importance of the five w’s… who, what, where, when and why. Little did I know then, that these same principles would stay with me for life and as a designer, could and should always be applied to my work. When starting on a new web project we … Continue reading
In the digitally-focused culture we live in, advances in technology move faster than we can sometimes keep up making experiences like purchasing a new iPhone (only to discover their newest version is being released the very next day) pretty frustrating. That’s why it helps to be up-to-date (if only for the moment) on trends that are in and out in … Continue reading
If you’re a designer, you’ve more than likely participated in AIGA at some point in your career. As a student (about a decade ago, eek!), I would often refer to the AIGA design archives for inspiration and to keep up on the latest best practices. Now it’s a great resource for when Dapper is hiring, when we’re craving some creative … Continue reading
So many times it’s hard to see the monetary value that design can bring to a company. The folks over at DMI recently wrapped up a 10 year long study that looks into how putting an emphasis on design first can impact the financial gains of a company. See the full study and the 228% difference design can bring here: … Continue reading