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3 Examples of a Concept Statement

3 Examples of a Concept Statement

posted by John Spacey, this month
An overview of concept statements with detailed examples.
60 Examples of a Design Concept

60 Examples of a Design Concept

posted by John Spacey, this month
The definition of design concept with examples.
What is Design To The Edges?

What is Design To The Edges?

posted by John Spacey, this month
Why designing for the average person fails.
What is Asymmetrical Balance?

What is Asymmetrical Balance?

posted by John Spacey, this month
An overview of asymmetrical balance.
Backward Compatibility vs Forward Compatibility

Backward Compatibility vs Forward Compatibility

posted by John Spacey, last month
The difference between backward and forward compatibility.
Design Thinking vs Systems Thinking

Design Thinking vs Systems Thinking

posted by John Spacey, last month
The difference between design thinking and systems thinking.
45 Principles of Design

45 Principles of Design

posted by John Spacey, last month
A comprehensive guide to design.
62 Examples of Visual Design

62 Examples of Visual Design

posted by John Spacey, last month
An overview of visual design with examples.
40 Elements of Visual Design

40 Elements of Visual Design

posted by John Spacey, last month
A list of visual design elements.
27 Principles of Visual Design

27 Principles of Visual Design

posted by John Spacey, last month
A list of visual design principles.
Visual Design Guide

Visual Design Guide

posted by John Spacey, last month
A list of visual design techniques, elements and considerations.
What is Modular Design?

What is Modular Design?

posted by John Spacey, last month
An overview of modular design.
11 Examples of Form Follows Function

11 Examples of Form Follows Function

posted by John Spacey, last month
An overview of form follows function with examples.
11 Types of Visual Balance

11 Types of Visual Balance

posted by John Spacey, last month
How to balance a design.
55 Types Of Design

55 Types Of Design

posted by John Spacey, last month
A list of common types of design.
5 Examples of Genius Loci

5 Examples of Genius Loci

posted by John Spacey, last month
A definition of genius loci with examples.
What are Leading Lines?

What are Leading Lines?

posted by John Spacey, last month
An overview of leading lines, a visual composition technique.
Design vs User Experience

Design vs User Experience

posted by John Spacey, last month
The difference between design and user experience.
24 Concept Development Techniques

24 Concept Development Techniques

posted by John Spacey, last month
A guide to concept development.
Urban Density vs Vertical Cities

Urban Density vs Vertical Cities

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between urban density and vertical cities.
Why User Experience Is So Hard To Define

Why User Experience Is So Hard To Define

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of user experience definitions.
7 Examples of Walkability

7 Examples of Walkability

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of walkability.
Function vs Meaning

Function vs Meaning

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
Two common approaches to design.
Layout vs Composition

Layout vs Composition

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between layout and composition.
26 Examples of Industrial Design

26 Examples of Industrial Design

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of industrial design with examples.
27 Examples of Design Research

27 Examples of Design Research

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of design research with examples.
What is Animation Architecture?

What is Animation Architecture?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of animation architecture.
What is Experience Design?

What is Experience Design?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
Designing products, services, media, information and interactions for humans.
8 Examples of Bootstrapping

8 Examples of Bootstrapping

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of bootstrapping with examples.
12 Examples of a User

12 Examples of a User

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of user with examples.
What is Stability of Design?

What is Stability of Design?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A design principle that values a static, predicable and established approach.
Use Error vs User Error

Use Error vs User Error

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between a use error and a user error.
What is Dominance?

What is Dominance?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A design element that is meant to catch the eye.
What is Pokayoke?

What is Pokayoke?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of Pokeyoke, a Japanese design philosophy.
3 Types of Parallel Design

3 Types of Parallel Design

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of parallel design with several examples.
5 Types of Customer Design

5 Types of Customer Design

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of customer design with examples.
What is Universal Usability?

What is Universal Usability?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of universal usability.
What is a Bulkhead?

What is a Bulkhead?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of bulkheads in IT services, ships and aircraft.
11 Examples of Information Architecture

11 Examples of Information Architecture

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of information architecture with examples.
What is Spirit of the Times?

What is Spirit of the Times?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of spirit of the times with an example.
8 Types of Design Unity

8 Types of Design Unity

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The common types of design unity.
7 Examples of User Engagement

7 Examples of User Engagement

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of user engagement with examples.
What is Slow Design?

What is Slow Design?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A design philosophy.
What is Flight Envelope Protection?

What is Flight Envelope Protection?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of flight envelope protection.
8 Examples of Overengineering

8 Examples of Overengineering

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The common types of overengineering.
6 Examples of Software Bloat

6 Examples of Software Bloat

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The common types of software bloat.
What is Code Refactoring?

What is Code Refactoring?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of code refactoring with an example.
40 Examples of User Friendly

40 Examples of User Friendly

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of user friendly design principles.
Tracking vs Kerning

Tracking vs Kerning

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between tracking and kerning explained.
5 Examples of a Desire Path

5 Examples of a Desire Path

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of desire path with examples.
15 Types of Customization

15 Types of Customization

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of customization with several examples.
4 Types of Kerning

4 Types of Kerning

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of kerning with examples.
Soft Customization vs Hard Customization

Soft Customization vs Hard Customization

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between soft and hard customization.
What is Drill Down?

What is Drill Down?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The definition of drill down.
What is a Persona?

What is a Persona?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of personas, a marketing and user experience design technique.
What is a City Bicycle?

What is a City Bicycle?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of city bicycles.
What are Microservices?

What are Microservices?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of microservices.
8 Examples of Custom Fit

8 Examples of Custom Fit

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of custom fit with a few examples.
What is a Permalink?

What is a Permalink?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The definition of permalink.
What is a Self-Destruct Mechanism?

What is a Self-Destruct Mechanism?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of self-destruct mechanisms as a safety feature.
Human Error vs Use Error

Human Error vs Use Error

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between human error and use error.
What is Usability?

What is Usability?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The definition of usability.
4 Examples of a Skin

4 Examples of a Skin

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of user interface skin with examples.
3 Examples of a Use Error

3 Examples of a Use Error

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A definition of use error with several examples.
What is Blue Space?

What is Blue Space?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of blue space in urban design.
30 Examples of Design Talent

30 Examples of Design Talent

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of design talents.
42 Examples of Graphics

42 Examples of Graphics

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of the common types of graphics.
56 Characteristics of Design

56 Characteristics of Design

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of common design characteristics.
10+ Types of Design Values

10+ Types of Design Values

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of common design values.
Design Methodology Sitemap

Design Methodology Sitemap

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of design methodologies.
Software Design Sitemap

Software Design Sitemap

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of software design terms.
Design Thinking vs Scientific Methods

Design Thinking vs Scientific Methods

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A few differences between design and scientific thinking.
User Interface Guide

User Interface Guide

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of UI design terms.
20+ Graphic Design Techniques

20+ Graphic Design Techniques

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of graphic design techniques.
6 Examples of Elegance

6 Examples of Elegance

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The definition of elegance with examples.
4 Examples of Variety in Design

4 Examples of Variety in Design

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of variety in design.
60 Examples of Information Design

60 Examples of Information Design

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of the common types of information design.
140 Words To Describe Design Style

140 Words To Describe Design Style

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A vocabulary for describing design style.
37 Principles of Usability

37 Principles of Usability

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An extensive list of usability principles.
14 Examples of Design Principles

14 Examples of Design Principles

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of design principles.
22 Principles of User Experience

22 Principles of User Experience

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
Common principles of user experience design.
15 Examples of a Target User

15 Examples of a Target User

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of target user with examples.
27 Examples of User Analysis

27 Examples of User Analysis

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of user analysis with examples.
44 Examples of Design Services

44 Examples of Design Services

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of design services with examples.
Design Sitemap

Design Sitemap

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The Simplicable design guide.
What is Unity in Design?

What is Unity in Design?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
When elements of a design follow the same structure, rules, look and feel.
What is Value Sensitive Design?

What is Value Sensitive Design?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
An overview of value sensitive design.
What is There's More Than One Way To Do It?

What is There's More Than One Way To Do It?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
Overview of a design principle.
What is Trade Dress?

What is Trade Dress?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A legal term for the visual appearance of products.
9 Examples of Energy Efficiency

9 Examples of Energy Efficiency

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The common types of energy efficiency.
25 Examples of Design Thinking

25 Examples of Design Thinking

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of design thinking techniques with examples.
21 Steps of the Design Process

21 Steps of the Design Process

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The steps in a design process.
104 Examples of Round Things

104 Examples of Round Things

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of round things.
42 Examples of Square Things

42 Examples of Square Things

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of square things including natural and designed squares and cubes.
11 Examples of a Design Process

11 Examples of a Design Process

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of common steps in a design process.
What is the Attractiveness Principle?

What is the Attractiveness Principle?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A law of design.
What is Asynchronous Processing?

What is Asynchronous Processing?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
The difference between asynchronous and synchronous processing.
What is Preserving Ambiguity?

What is Preserving Ambiguity?

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
Overview of preserving ambiguity.
54 Examples of Design Skills

54 Examples of Design Skills

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A list of common design skills.
19 Examples of Customization

19 Examples of Customization

posted by John Spacey, a few months ago
A glossary of customization terms.

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