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How to not suck at design, a 5 minute guide for the non-designer. If you don’t believe you can learn design, just remember what our legendary friend David Eric Grohl said about learning new things: I never took lessons to play the drums.

How to not suck at design, a 5 minute guide for the non-designer.

I never took lessons to play the guitar. I just sort of figured it out. I think that if you’re passionate about something and you’re driven and you’re focused, you can do anything you want to do in life. — Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters With Mr. 1. The background and font color should be different enough to not cause eyestrain. 2. If you have the choice, try using the color #333333 RGB (51,51,51) instead of pure black for your text. 3. Layout the most important information first to clearly support the primary use case of your app or website.

Lets view some examples of good visual hierarchy in the wild. Instagram (below, on the left) puts a clear focus on the photo/video posted by the user. Pinterest (below, on the right), creates visual hierarchy by pinning their search bar to the top followed by their nice grid below. 4. Design Principles. Vers la mort du Design Thinking ? Quand j’ai cherché ce qu’était le « design thinking » la première fois, je suis tombé sur cette définition : le design thinking permet de réaliser des produits ou des services « désirables par le consommateur, même s’il n’aurait jamais exprimé clairement un tel vœu, réalisables techniquement et viables économiquement », résume Véronique Hillen, aujourd’hui doyenne de la Paris-Est à l’École des ponts .

Vers la mort du Design Thinking ?

Le design thinking est « un mode d’application des outils de conception utilisés par les designers pour résoudre une problématique d’innovation, par une approche multidisciplinaire centrée sur l’humain ». Les méthodologies du « design thinking » se retrouvent disséminés dans toutes les situations où quelque chose est conçu (nouveau produit ou service). Les projets que je soutiens dans le cadre professionnel ont de plus en plus cette approche (je pense à 3pod par exemple).

What Is Design Thinking? The Context Over the years, various product management and development methods have come into vogue, most notably agile and lean startup methods.

What Is Design Thinking?

Agile methods addressed requirements, architecture, and development risks using frequent iterations. Lean startup methods take it a step further, iterating on the entire product strategy, including the unique value proposition, the target market, revenue and cost structure, and marketing and sales channels. Recently, you may have heard more and more chatter about "design thinking".

I certainly have. The Definition If you do some web searches, you'll notice a lot of vague references to design thinking and a diversity of views about what it is. Let's see how Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, defined "design thinking" in his seminal article in Harvard Business Review: "[Design thinking is] a methodology that imbues the full spectrum of innovation activities with a human-centered design ethos.

" Clear as mud, eh? Hmm. The Activities Holism. Lean Design. Design Thinking’s Timely Death. William Storage 11 Jun 2012Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society Design Thinking is getting a new life.

Design Thinking’s Timely Death

We should bury it instead. Here’s why. Its Humble Origins In 1979 Bruce Archer, the great mechanical engineer and professor at the Royal College of Art, wrote in a Design Studies paper, “There exists a designerly way of thinking and communicating that is both different from scientific and scholarly ways of thinking and communicating, and as powerful as scientific and scholarly methods of inquiry when applied to its own kinds of problems.” Innocent enough in context, Archer’s statement was likely the impetus for the problematic term, Design Thinking.

Designers think differently, Lawson told us. If you find my summary overly cynical, consider that Bruce Nussbaum, once one of design thinking’s most vocal advocates, calls design thinking a failed experiment. Analysis and Synthesis Again Design – A Remedy for Destructive Science? Design Thinking Method Cards (Beta 1.0)