“What you can learn from the new BBC news website.” [Article by Paul Boag]

[Source: Boagworld] “The BBC are currently trialling an evolution of their news website. There are some interesting lessons to learn from this new beta site. The BBC news website has been looking dated for a while now. But the digital team at the beeb haven’t been sitting on their hands. They are currently trialling a new beta site with a …

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Accessibility originates with UX – BBCiPlayer

[Source: Smashing Magazine] “Not long after I started working at the BBC, I fielded a complaint from a screen reader user who was having trouble finding a favorite show via the BBC iPlayer’s home page. The website had recently undergone an independent accessibility audit which indicated that, other than the odd minor issue here and there, it was reasonably accessible. …

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Lessons in brand design from Starbucks, Nike and Lego #Branding #Design

[Source: Creative Bloq] “Stanley Hainsworth shares his branding wisdom at Design Indaba. Day one of the ever-phenomenal Design Indaba conference in Cape Town boasted an eclectic line-up of designers from across the creative spectrum, held together by an infectious passion for creativity and the power that design can have, and most importantly a burning desire to share it with the …

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Wake – A Private Space to Discuss Design Work

[Source: Abduzeedo Design Inspiration] “One of the most important things during the design process is feedback. Collaborating with your team, designers, product managers and engineers is vital for a great execution. The process is certainly much easier said than done however. From the chaos, countless emails, presentations, printed boards, to you name it, a centralized service is long overdue and that’s what Wake was …

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“Digital Art Direction – Something’s Got To Change” via D&AD #Digital #ArtDirection

[Source: D&AD] “Gerry Human is Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather. In 2015 he will be Jury Foreman on the D&AD Awards Art Direction Jury. Below, Gerry teases apart the meanings of art direction and design. What becomes clear is that art direction is not as valued in digital media as it is in print. Something’s got to change. …

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“D&AD explore multidisciplinary digital design in partnership with The Foundry.”

[Source: D&AD – Produced in partnership with The Foundry] Inspired by Digital Design “Meet some of the production houses that are using CGI to create out-of-this-world visual experiences. Videos courtesy of The Foundry.” Atomic Fiction “How VFX software has taken the studio from Star Wars to Star Trek and beyond.” [vsw id=”103998503″ source=”vimeo” width=”500″ height=”400″ autoplay=”no”] New Deal Studios “Famed …

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User flow patterns

[Source: Abduzeedo Design Inspiration] “Designing mobile applications is much more than beautiful pictures, it goes from a clear understanding of the problem to the constraints users might find along the way. With that, designers must tell a story, and like video-games, it requires an on-boarding process to welcome users and also show them what they can and cannot do with …

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Branding – “The move towards brand worlds.”

[Source: D&AD] “In 2003 Heidi Lightfoot co-founded Together Design, an award-winning design and branding company with an emphasis on collaboration and craft. This year she will sit on the D&AD Crafts for Design Jury. Below, Heidi traces the move away from style guidelines and towards brand worlds. Read on if you want to learn how to write a style guide, and …

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Do you have the right skills?

[Source: Boagworld] “As digital becomes business critical we need to re-evaluate the skills of digital professionals. Currently we overvalue technical competency at the expense of other more important attributes. If you are a front-end coder, server side developer or even designer, I want to let you in on a secret. Those technical skills you have worked so hard to learn …

MikeDo you have the right skills?