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Whatever happened to the Art in Design? ~ Mike Kus

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Back in November 2008, over at Future of Web Design event at New York, Mike Kus, designer at Carsonified, gave a 15 minute talk entitled “Whatever happened to the Art in Design?”. In it he describes ways in which thinking of web design in a more artistic way will maximize the impact of your site designs.

Here’s a quick summary of his talk:

  1. The 50% thing: Remember the visible pixels on the screen are only 50% of your canvas
  2. Preparation: By knowing your subject matter well you will arm yourself with the knowledge to create well thought out and meaningful ideas
  3. Get Inspired: Get yourself into a headspace where you’re totally consumed by ideas for your project
  4. Idea, Concept, Story: It’s the idea, concept or story within your design that can take a website from a good design to a work of art
  5. Ditch your Mac: Get back to basics with paper and a pen
  6. Execution: Attention to detail is the difference between a good design and a great design


Download a PDF of Mike’s hand drawn talk summary leaflet.

via: thinkvitamin

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April 17th, 2009 at 7:57 am