Introduction to Proximity

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I see a lot of designs that either don’t pay attention to the proper use of space or simply get it wrong. The proper use of proximity is key to creating a consistent relationship and hierarchy of page elements. When care is not taken, websites and interfaces can at the very least be visually displeasing

Sweat The Small Stuff

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Finishing a project just because it’s reached a point where “it’s good enough” might be one of the worst things a designer can do. When you think or say “well, it’s good enough” you are compromising yourself as a professional designer; good enough is good enough for amateurs, not for professionals. A few weeks back

Kaizen Design

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An idea I always strive to keep in mind is that of Kaizen. I first heard about the concept of Kaizen from Whitney Hess’ presentation on Do It Yourself User Experience. Kaizen is Japanese for “continuous improvement” or “change for the better,” and was first coined by Masaaki Iami in his book Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success.