Créer une palette About The Author Cameron Chapman is a professional Web and graphic designer with over 6 years of experience. She writes for a number of blogs and is the author of The Smashing … More about Cameron ↬ While this information is important, I’m sure a lot of people were wondering when we were going to get into the nitty-gritty of actually creating some color schemes. That’s where Part 3 comes in. Here I’ll be talking about methods for creating your own color schemes, from scratch. Design Thinking and PBL While project-based learning has existed for decades, design thinking has recently entered the education lexicon, even though its history can be traced back to Herbert A. Simon's 1969 book The Sciences of the Artificial. So why the resurgence of these ideas? Lately, I have heard teachers and school leaders express a common frustration: "We are _______ years into a _______ initiative, and nothing seems to have changed." Despite redesigning learning spaces, adding technology, or even flipping instruction, they still struggle to innovate or positively change the classroom experience. Imagine innovation as a three-legged stool.
What is Design Thinking? - Design Management Institute Design management has traditionally used a Design Thinking approach to develop compelling products and services that resonate with customers, consistently producing financial rewards, and building brand loyalty. But beyond customer-centric empathy, beyond creative iteration, beyond the bias to a maker mentality, design thinking has more to offer the modern organization as a means to cultivate creativity and innovation in an organization. Design Thinking is Non-Denominational Some of its concepts – teamwork, visualization and an emphasis on more creative research tools – are not the sole domain of the designer or design manager. Practiced throughout the organization, the collaborative pursuits between design and business create a powerful platform to both support incremental improvements (reduction in time to market, increased margin, better product/market mix) and to drive innovation.
Design Thinking - Open Online Course Welcome to the Macromedia University Design Thinking MOOC. The first Macromedia University MOOC Design Thinking is about understanding and implementing the methodology of Design Thinking. You will learn how Design Thinking uses creative, human centered techniques as a strategic approach to stimulate innovation. At MHMK, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, we believe that human needs and experience should drive innovation – not technology. Being a school whose graduates will engage in designing the digital landscape surrounding us, we like to share our conviction of a good, decent and ethical way of creating tomorrows products and services. Sign up now!
Guide des couleurs d'un développeur Web In this article, Laura Elizabeth shares a simple color workflow that you can use in your next web project. I’ve never been a fan of color theory. I think it’s because I’ve always been a bit hopeless at it. To the Mountains of the Moon: Contents With a land mass of 11.7 million square miles—over three times that of the United States, including Alaska—Africa has always captivated and challenged cartographers. But explorers have been the meaningful mapmakers. Initially, after Bartolomeu Dias first rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, the continent was something for sailors to pass by on the way to India and the spice islands of the East Indies. A 16th‑century map (see Sebastian Münster’s “Totius Africæ tabula” ) even provides basic directions from Portugal on how to do just that: “keep the coast on the left, don’t stop much, and turn due east after rounding the cape.” For two hundred years most Western countries followed those instructions.
6 Keys For Designing Customer Brand Experiences It seems everywhere I look in the marketing press these days, someone is advocating the need for brands to deliver experiences. But not everyone can or should deliver a formatted experience, and, equally, some brands would quickly wither if they didn’t. For all the talk, definitions seem thin on the ground.
A Crash Course on Creativity With the power to cross borders and languages, music serves as a compelling tool for unlocking creative potential. Creativity: Music to My Ears is a six week course designed to explore several factors that stimulate creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations. In each session we will focus on a different variable related to creativity, such as reframing problems, connecting and combining ideas, and challenging assumptions. All of the projects in this experiential course will deal with some aspect of music, including listening, creating, and sharing. No musical talent is required - just an interest in exploring the role that music plays in our lives.
Dark mode : astuces pour créer les meilleurs thèmes sombres du web Dim the lights, relax your eyes and save your energy. Dark mode is one of the biggest trends in design, and world-class brands like WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, Facebook and Apple have already jumped on the dark mode design train. Let’s take a look at what these top brands are doing and how you can bring dark mode UI into your own designs. You’ll learn the pros and cons of dark mode and essential best practices when designing for dark mode to make sure your web and app designs look and function perfectly. What is dark mode?
China's model is becoming more popular in Africa than the United States economic model — Quartz More African countries are looking East for inspiration on how to grow and manage their economies. According to a survey by Afrobarometer, China is the second-most popular international presence on the continent, only slightly behind the United States. “China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model,” the report, released today (pdf), concluded. About 30% of 56,000 people surveyed in 36 African countries ranked the US as the most popular model for national development, compared to 24% who ranked China first.
3 Practical Reasons to Invest in UX Research and Design Here at UserTesting, we often hear the same question coming from two different angles. Here’s what we hear from CEOs and CMOs: “User experience sounds nice, but at the end of the day, I’ve got a bottom line to think about. How do I justify a UX budget to our investors? Where does the ROI come in?”And here’s what we hear from designers and researchers: “I know that user experience is important, but how do I convince our executive team to invest in it? How can I prove that it’s not just a bunch of feel-good stuff, and it’ll actually pay off?” Design Thinking Action Lab The Course All humans are born as creative beings, but as we grow up, school and work offer few opportunities to cultivate and apply our creativity. At Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design - known as the d.school - students of all disciplines learn the design thinking process as a methodology for creative and human-centered problem solving that empowers them to collaborate across disciplines and tackle the world’s biggest challenges. In this experiential course - free and open to all - you will learn the design thinking process by tackling a real world innovation challenge. As preparation for each stage of the challenge, you will explore the main design thinking concepts through short videos, each paired with brief activities to practice relevant methods and approaches. There will be one weekly assignment reporting on your progress, as well as weekly Google hangouts with the instructor.
Création de logo: tout ce que vous devez savoir If your company needs a new logo design, you'll probably be exploring your options. Do you go for a completely different logo or tweak the logo design you already have? Either way, you might be questioning: what makes a great logo design? IMF Urges East Africa Nations to Use Good Times to Build Buffers East African nations with economic growth outpacing others on the continent should use the current good times to create cushions against inevitable tough periods, the International Monetary Fund’s director for Africa said. While sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1.4 percent this year, nations such as Kenya and Rwanda forecast 6 percent expansion as they benefit from lower oil prices and public spending on infrastructure projects. Gross domestic product in Tanzania, which holds natural gas reserves of as much as 58 trillion cubic feet, could grow by more than 7 percent, according to government estimates.