LearnWhatever happened to the Art in Design?

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writes on April 15, 2009

With FOWD (Future of Web Design) London only a couple of weeks away we thought it would be a good opportunity to look back to the last Future of Web Design event which took place in New York in November 2008.

Mike Kus, designer at Carsonified, gave a quick fire 15 minute talk entitled “Whatever happened to the Art in Design?”. In it he describes ways in which thinking of web design in a more artistic way will maximize the impact of your site designs.

Here’s a quick summary of his talk:

  1. The 50% thing: Remember the visible pixels on the screen are only 50% of your canvas
  2. Preparation: By knowing your subject matter well you will arm yourself with the knowledge to create well thought out and meaningful ideas
  3. Get Inspired: Get yourself into a headspace where you’re totally consumed by ideas for your project
  4. Idea, Concept, Story: It’s the idea, concept or story within your design that can take a website from a good design to a work of art
  5. Ditch your Mac: Get back to basics with paper and a pen
  6. Execution: Attention to detail is the difference between a good design and a great design

Download a PDF of Mike’s hand drawn talk summary leaflet.

Mike will giving his new talk “Graphic Design: The Forgotten Web Standard” at the Future of Web Design in London on Thursday 30th April.

0 Responses to “Whatever happened to the Art in Design?”

  1. Neat post – was looking for something else. Thanks anyway.

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  3. i like this sit you can find anything on here!Dr. Todd SchaferPomona Podiatrist

  4. Very clear explanation that Mr. Kus had presented.
    I agree in all of the ways that he had enumerated to create a great design (web design) for a website, even though I wasn't good in it.

  5. Very clear explanation that Mr. Kus had presented.I agree in all of the ways that he had enumerated to create a great design (web design) for a website, even though I wasn't good in it.

  6. In case someone needs a Ticket for FOWD London 2009, i have to sell mine as i can’t attend (bad economy and company won’t pay for travel).
    It’s a 2 day Ticket incl. Workshops (Pollyfilling and “How to use Javascript to enhance…”).
    Got the Ticket for an early bird price and will sell for exactly the price i paid, which is 380Euro (via Paypal). If you want the ticket, contact me via twitter @seiz

    Cheers!

  7. In case someone needs a Ticket for FOWD London 2009, i have to sell mine as i can’t attend (bad economy and company won’t pay for travel).It’s a 2 day Ticket incl. Workshops (Pollyfilling and “How to use Javascript to enhance…”).Got the Ticket for an early bird price and will sell for exactly the price i paid, which is 380Euro (via Paypal). If you want the ticket, contact me via twitter @seizCheers!

  8. Art is about having the BIG idea.

  9. This site talks about anything and everything and really is a great tool.

  10. Wow, I just discovered this site through surfing the Google. Huge help as in my attempt to learn the how-to's of building a website on my own.

  11. Wow, I just discovered this site through surfing the Google. Huge help as in my attempt to learn the how-to's of building a website on my own.

  12. keirwhitaker on April 16, 2009 at 3:55 am said:

    Apologies for the PDF link not working. WordPress hasn't been my friend today. We are on it and it should be live shortly. Thanks for your patience.

  13. keirwhitaker on April 16, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

    Apologies for the PDF link not working. WordPress hasn't been my friend today. We are on it and it should be live shortly. Thanks for your patience.

  14. Broken pdf link 🙁

  15. pdf throws 404 🙁

  16. We're on it – thanks!

  17. We're on it – thanks!

  18. tweetd to Kier that link was broken replied “Thanks for the heads up. Will fix ASAP”

  19. to parrot for great justice, the PDF link is broken

  20. Hi! FYI the link to pdf doesn't work… :o)

    bye

  21. Hi! FYI the link to pdf doesn't work… :o)bye

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