Designing and coding - I

When I studied design, there were 2 roads to take when studying. Multimedia design, which generally involved learning digital design, basic concepts of HCI, IA, and HTML5, CSS (just coming out) and jQuery. Or, Graphic design, Illustration, the importance of colour, different illustration techniques, etc. So about 10 years ago,…

Jpeg progressive, gif, png, svg... what?

I have been wanting to write down my thoughts on this for about 3 or 4 years, somehow I never thought it was such an important topic to put time on it. However, recently I found myself explaining to a developer why using one over the other would improve the…

User centered design and task centered design.

The idea of this post comes from the over used term "user centered design" that I keep seeing everywhere. I was listening the other day this video : where in a part of it, he points at the idea that designers are focussing on the wrong technique. When I heard it,…

Points - Pixels - Em - Rems... maths..

I must say that if there are many reason for which I like Photoshop there is this one in particular that I don't know why they don't change, and that definitely I do not like. Points.. Photoshop uses points to arrange things like the font's size, line height, letter space.…

Berg´s interface improvement

Cloudwash: the connected washing machine from Berg on Vimeo. Even UX is a word that's been used since the beginning of times, in order to make products usable and effortless is gaining more and more popularity now, and it's making people think about their users as humans and not as…

UX design and why is important

User experience is one of the professions that didn´t exist 10 years ago. 10 Years ago we had web designers who would focus on just create web pages for internet.As internet evolved, many of the professions related to it, did it too. From web design we went to…