Creative

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Mastering colour and the best resources for colour accessibility

  Colour has always been an important part of design. It sets the emotional tones to stimulate feels and create a perception of warmth, luxury, cool, fresh, cheap or energy. Whatever brands want you to think. While colour may be a subjective issue,  colours also have a universal meaning. For example: blue is a cold color and red is a warm color. It is the preference for certain colours that are subjective. The meanings of colours for luck, death, and others vary by different cultures.  In India, yellow is said...

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Ground Hog Day UX Crazy Style

This year UX has really grown up. We have had convergence, gamification, tablets, internet TV, handheld scanners (and all manner of devices) and now we are truly in the Pervasive UX territory. The UX community has really come together and it is all about collaboration and working towards a UX Manifesto as well as better credentials and education. The Creative Age has started and with it Disruption. Even after a year full of progress and it can still seem like you are right back where you started from. In...

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Wave Goodbye to the Old Kings of Creative

  I started my career in the late 70′s as an illustrator, while I studied design. My first clients were those cartoon maps, posters to get into clubs and some books for FitzHenry & Whiteside aimed at children. I was successful to earn enough to live on but it was a bit hand and mouth compared to corporate design which I moved in to. I won awards for designing logos, books and annual reports. I drooled over the paper samples the paper companies gave me. Getting a budget big...

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What Good Looks Like

  I have been spending a lot of time lately thinking and discussing with other UXers about where UX is going and how the lines are getting more blurred as UX becomes more pervasive. At the same time I still get dragged into the “UX 101″ conversations that should have ended 10 years ago with people who profess to be experts. The easy answer is that UX is was born about 15 years ago out of the user centred design processes. It was first applied in usability, user research...