Author Archives: DesignQuest

About DesignQuest

Artist. Communicator. Word nerd. Motivated by curiosity and dark chocolate.

Seeing Clearly

Several things happened this past week that got me thinking. It seems my vision is not what it used to be. My optometrist sent me for a “glaucoma work up”. One of the tests—a field vision test—required me to focus … Continue reading

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Final Quest

As my Visual Design and Display of Information course draws to a conclusion, I reflect on learning outcomes. Design is as much about the presentation of text as the inclusion of quality and relevant graphics to complement the text. Design … Continue reading

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5. User-Interface Design

Design Principles – Part 5 of 5 Universal Principles of Design, a book describing 125 interdisciplinary principles, is a fascinating reference. I extract 25 of those principles and offer relevant examples in a series of five blogs. Today’s topics – user-interface design: Alignment Chunking … Continue reading

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4. Product Design

Design Principles – Part 4 of 5 Universal Principles of Design, a book describing 125 interdisciplinary principles, is a fascinating reference. I extract 25 of those principles and offer relevant examples in a series of five blogs. Today’s topics – product design: Aesthetic-Usability … Continue reading

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3. Marketing Design

Design Principles – Part 3 of 5 Universal Principles of Design, a book describing 125 interdisciplinary principles, is a fascinating reference. I extract 25 of those principles and offer relevant examples in a series of five blogs. Today’s topics – marketing design: Anthropomorphic Form … Continue reading

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2. Instructional Design

Design Principles – Part 2 of 5 Universal Principles of Design, a book describing 125 interdisciplinary principles, is a fascinating reference. I extract 25 of those principles and offer relevant examples in a series of five blogs. Today’s topics – instructional design: Advance … Continue reading

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1. Designs in Nature

Design Principles – Part 1 of 5 Universal Principles of Design, a book describing 125 interdisciplinary principles, is a fascinating reference. I extract 25 of those principles and offer relevant examples in a series of five blogs. Today’s topics – designs in nature: … Continue reading

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