The viewer will discover five key benefits of performing research before beginning any design process.
- [Instructor] Design without research…is like decorating a room without knowing…what the room will be used for,…or the kinds of people who will use it.…It's just not practical,…and it's a huge waste of time and resources.…Ever heard the phrase form follows function?…The idea behind it is that how something looks…should be informed by what it is used for.…The term comes from the field of…architecture in the twentieth century,…but it's long been co-opted by other fields,…like graphic design, interior design,…and industrial design to name a few.…
Before a web designer even begins working on a concept,…he or she should surely research the client's business,…their target audience, and their competition,…along with exploring and understanding the project's goals.…Only then should the designer attempt…to create a moodboard, or get to work creating a wireframe,…a prototype, or a mockup for the design.…All of the aesthetic decisions should…support the project's goals…in some unique and visually pleasing manner.…Here are five key benefits of…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Web Design Industry and Trends
5. Designer’s Role and Web Design Workflow
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