In September I visited my home town of Thessaloniki, Greece, after being away for almost three years. Although I wanted to start writing this article as soon as I got back, I decided to wait a bit so that I’m a little less biased and emotionally charged as possible. For the most part it wasRead more
There are a few interesting design trends we’re keeping our eyes on this year. With spring fast approaching, this seems like a nice time to step back and examine the visual elements that are gaining popularity in the digital space. 1. Unexpected Colour Bold and unexpected colour choices have been on the rise in allRead more
It’s been over five years since the launch of the addictive photo sharing website, Pinterest. And the impact that it has had on visual and interaction design continues to live on today. Over the last few years we’ve seen a significant increase of tile based, intentionally disordered, and visually rich designs. The hope and intentionRead more
After recently completing an extensive website style guide for a client, we were reminded just how much this document reflects the orchestral nature of web design. Like performers with their instruments, all of the design elements have merit individually, yet when they come together in unison they create a unique and integrated experience. The jobRead more
With Easter just behind us, I thought I would stick to the “eggspectation” of a holiday themed blog. As an experience designer, I have to think not only of the variety of potential users of a product or service but also the various usage scenarios of how they might use that product differently, for exampleRead more
There is a lot of talk about responsive design today, but not a lot of tactical knowledge sharing HOW to do it. But first and foremost, Akendi avoids using the buzz word “responsive” and instead talks about what the purpose of responsive truly is: translating a website across multiple devices. The key to designing forRead more
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