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Building a Visual Language – Airbnb Design. This article is part of a series on our new Design Language System.

Building a Visual Language – Airbnb Design

Karri recently answered questions about this topic in a Designer News “Ask Me Anything” interview. Click here to read the transcript. Working in software development and design, we are often required to ship one-off solutions. Sometimes we’re working within time constraints and sometimes we just haven’t yet agreed upon a path forward. These one-off solutions aren’t inherently bad, but if they aren’t built upon a solid foundation, we eventually find ourselves having to pay back accrued technical and design debts. Visual language is like any other language. Infographics. Teaching Geometrical Principles to Design Students. Loe Fejis & Christoph Bartneck Published Online: Dec 15, 2009 Abstract | References | Full Text: HTML, PDF (464 KB) Abstract.

Teaching Geometrical Principles to Design Students

How to Use Golden Section Proportions In Your Designs. “The power of the golden section to create harmony arises from its unique capacity to unite different parts of a whole so that each preserves its own identity and yet blends into the greater pattern of a single whole.” — György Dóczi, The Power of Limits Golden section proportions can be found in both nature and man-made structures.

How to Use Golden Section Proportions In Your Designs

They exist in the proportions of human beings, the growth patterns of plants, animals, and insects, and structures like Stonehenge and the Parthenon. Golden section proportions are also present in Greek art, writing, and architecture, and in the spiral shape of shells. Whether we’ve been genetically programmed to like them or we find them pleasing due to all the examples around us, the golden section has clearly been a part of nature and human creation throughout history. We have a preference toward objects that use golden proportions. Guide to the Golden Ratio. There's a common mathematical ratio found in nature that can be used to create pleasing, natural looking compositions in your design work.

Guide to the Golden Ratio

We call it the Golden Ratio, although it's also known as the Golden Mean, The Golden Section, or the Greek letter phi. Whether you're an illustrator, art director or graphic designer, it's well worth considering the Golden Ratio on any project. The designer's guide to grid theory In this article, we'll explain what it is, how you can use it, and point to some great resources for further inspiration and study... Closely related to the Fibonacci Sequence (which you may remember from either your school mathematics lessons or Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code), the Golden Ratio describes the perfectly symmetrical relationship between two proportions. If you remove this square from the rectangle, you'll be left with another, smaller Golden Rectangle. Golden Ratio in use Greek architecture The final result is a building that feels entirely in proportion.

How To Design Using The Fibonacci Sequence. Not too long ago I posted an article that outlined ten laws to design by.

How To Design Using The Fibonacci Sequence

I was ecstatic when the post received ample attention and fan fare. I might be a bit jaded, but I have grown very sick of the “fast food” list style design articles that seem to get so much attention these days. While this type of post is entertaining, it will hardly do anything push the design community. These posts tend to promote shallow design practices instead. So I wanted to continue to talk about lesser known design principles. THEORY OF BEAUTY - FACIAL ATTRACTIVENESS - LOW-COMPLEXITY ART. FIBONACCI WEB DESIGN - designing web sites using harmonic proportion and Fibonacci numbers.

Applying Divine Proportion To Your Web Designs. Advertisement Effective web design doesn’t have to be pretty and colorful — it has to be clear and intuitive; in fact, we have analyzed the principles of effective design in our previous1 posts2.

Applying Divine Proportion To Your Web Designs

However, how can you achieve a clear and intuitive design solution? Well, there are a number of options — for instance, you can use grids, you can prefer the simplest solutions or you can focus on usability. Design and the Divine Proportion. – January 6th, 2005 – Many designers, whether traditionally schooled or not, have trouble with composition.

Design and the Divine Proportion

I’ve sat with plenty of designers who simply moves things around until they feel ‘right’. Design is, in essence, communication (I know, I know, I rant about this enough, but this isn’t one of them) but the vehicle for communication is the design. Applying Mathematics To Web Design. Advaita Vedanta. Advaita Vedanta traces its roots in the oldest Upanishads.

Advaita Vedanta

It relies on three textual sources called the Prasthanatrayi. It gives "a unifying interpretation of the whole body of Upanishads", the Brahma Sutras, and the Bhagavad Gita.[9] Advaita Vedanta is the oldest extant sub-school of Vedanta,[note 1] which is one of the six orthodox (āstika) Hindu philosophies (darśana). Though its roots trace back to the 1st millennium BCE, the most prominent exponent of the Advaita Vedanta is considered by the tradition to be 8th century scholar Adi Shankara.[11] Etymology and nomenclature[edit] Photoshop Tips. This tutorial is for people who are just starting out Photoshop or for the people who have been using Photoshop but don’t know how to use Layer Masks.

Photoshop Tips

The basics of Layer masks are incredibly simple but very powerful. As always we’ll go over a simple tutorial that will quickly teach you how to use Layer Mask Basics. I think that actually doing something is the best way to learn. At least doing some thing is much, much better than just reading about it.