Design on Principle
October 21, 2004 at 8:14 PM
I mentioned this overview A long time ago but it is still as relevant as ever. Andrew Mundi of Mundi Design Studios created a Flash piece to communicate the Principles of Graphic Design. Whenever I get stuck on a design issue I find myself going back to this presentation and reviewing the various facets of design and rethinking how I am going about finding the solution. When's the last time you went back and reviewed the core design principles? Ideally we should be doing this every day, and many of us do... but sometimes thinks like space (white space) or motion are forgotten... other aspects of design are used to compensate, such as color, size, shape... which may not always be the best aspect of the design to adjust.
Great page indeed. Thanks for reminding! Here more pages you might find interesting: http://www.typography-1st.com/typo/txt-lay.htm http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/19877.html http://daphne.palomar.edu/design/default.html
the information on that page is good, but heck..."mystery" navigation - i took me a few seconds of clicking on the main text on that index page, until i worked out i had to use the numbers on the left...and having to hover over any word on the individual slides just on the off-chance that it may trigger some change or behaviour. there's a lot to be said about usable design as well, and this certainly wasn't...
Patrick: You are absolutly right. I know it's not the best design... but the presentation does communicate some good information. I think in my first post about this site which is linked in the text of this blog entry states the issue with the "mystery meat" navigation. It'd be great if we could get Andrew to write an article for Digital Web Magazine basically using that information in his presentation. This way it could be accessible to all.