Inclusive design is a topic discussed more frequently every day, especially in the creative and tech industries. As digital consultants, it’s our job is to provide a user with a digital experience, whether it be through a product or service. If we cannot grant equal access to all, we not only miss out on business (and face some sticky legal situations), but the user will also miss out on experiencing our carefully designed creations.
GRAYBOX was awarded a Davey Award for our work with Portland English Language Academy!
Websites and apps are a form of communication between an individual, organization, or business and a user. Because this communication is largely one-sided as creators we have a responsibility to anticipate what the user might say if they were able to engage in a conversation with the website or app..
So you have a Shopify site; great! Now to figuring out what people are actually doing on your site. The first place you should turn to is a standard analytics tool like Google Analytics to check out site performance.
In this post we’ll explore the most important web design principles to remember so you can make a website visually engaging, effective, easy to use, and memorable.
People that aren’t in the web design world are often curious about the creativity designers encompass. How do new ideas come to fruition? How do trends develop? Below are a few tips to keep designers’ creativity honed.
At GRAYBOX, we work with clients, coders, designers, and thinkers of all shapes and sizes. Each of them has a unique method of thinking and communicating. The information locked in each team member's brain is extremely valuable, and it's our job to somehow extract that information and gather it into a clear, actionable project plan. So, how do we communicate complex information in a clear, coherent and efficient manner? We use a tool called 'Visual Thinking' to help facilitate the process.
2015 is halfway done, and we are already looking toward the future of web design. What new trends will pop up? Which ones will finally be laid to rest? One can only predict, but we have some strong tell-tale signs of what we will be seeing in the year 2016.
I was going to write a long article about new logo trends for 2010 compared to 2009, but as I was doing some research, these guys at LogoLounge did a better job then I could have. One important thing to recognize is how much visual clutter/noise in included in these logos. Long gone are the simple logos we see everyday, McDonald's, FedEx, CitiBank, etc etc. These logos don't tell a story or sell the brand, they are decorations. http://www.logolounge.com/articles/default.asp?ArticleID=782