Product design is the process of creating a new product to be sold by a business to its customers. A very broad concept, it is essentially the efficient and effective generation and development of ideas through a process that leads to new products.
In a systematic approach, product designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas, turning them into tangible inventions and products. The product designer’s role is to combine art, science, and technology to create new products that other people can use. Their evolving role has been facilitated by digital tools that now allow designers to communicate, visualize, analyze and actually produce tangible ideas in a way that would have taken greater manpower in the past.
Design can be characterized as a specific design approach, which generates products that stimulate the human mind and the senses through visual, audible, and tactile factors. Human beings have a large number of senses. The standard list of the five best-known senses does not give a human body credit for all the amazing things it can do. In addition, we might consider other senses like pain, temperature, kinesthetic sense, balance and acceleration.
Badge themed logos are great when wanting to portray an old fashioned feel and can fit into any type of business.Commonly used in the military as decorative elements to represent strength and authority, badges and emblems have inspired logo designers, and it is not uncommon now to see logos with shapes that look a bit like military patches. By looking back in history, we see that this is actually not a new trend. In fact, some of the earliest “versions of logos” where code of arms or family escutcheons painted on the shields that knights used in battles.
An Emblem is an object or a representation that functions as a symbol. Much info can be placed inside the badge/emblem like establishment date, location, address, tag line, and much more. Many businesses use emblems as their permanent logo design. Some logo designers frown upon this, because the lack of simplicity/the argument of visibility when re-sized, while others praise it. The bottom line is that if you attack this task correctly, the outcome should be beautiful.
It’s much more easier to use an application on your smartphone, rather than carrying around your calendar agenda:)
If you are a user interface designer you probably have made a calendar before, and know exactly how to tackle this task. However for those who need some help before starting, here are some things to keep in mind when designing a calendar and remember that simplicity and functionality is the way to go.
- Keep it Clean – don’t go overboard with colors and gradients
- Simple – not too many things happening at once
- Easy to Navigate – my mother who does not even know how to open a new tab in a browser should be able to use it
- Pleasing to the eye – nobody likes an ugly design
Visualizing a statistic data could be difficult when it comes to mobile design. Designer must keep an eye on almost everything that he can think of and must embrace minimalism because he will have to limit the features available on each screen and use them efficiently. Of course, the designer must also pay a lot of attention to usability. If a function cannot be found, is to small to notice, or not large enough to be used, the application becomes unusable.
Below are some great inspirational examples on how top designers solve these problems.