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Minimalist design

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So trendy, so hot topic. Pity many misunderstand minimalist design basics, don't get the core of the subject. I tried to show the roots and influences, shed the light by decomposing minimalist design …

So trendy, so hot topic. Pity many misunderstand minimalist design basics, don't get the core of the subject. I tried to show the roots and influences, shed the light by decomposing minimalist design principles one by one

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  • 1. Minimalist design Roots! Functional design +- fashion! by Max Tkachuk for WUD Moscow. Nov‘14
  • 2. by Max Tkachuk! Trendkill Designers. " ex– Frog, Macpaw, VOX Player" Trendkill Designers is software design firm. mailus@trendkilldesigners.com" "!
  • 3. Minimalist design Minimalist design is any design wherein the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum value ! !
  • 4. L
  • 5. Why Minimalist design? – WW I, WW II, Great Depression – Poverty and destroyed production
  • 6. What influenced Minimalist design? – Art and Architecture – Social-oriented values Contemporary Bauhaus on the Carmel by Pitsou Kedem Architects [1]
  • 7. Abstract art De Stijl. Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg ! !! Horizontal and vertical lines Rectangular forms Objects – blue | red | yellow Separators – white | black | grey! "
  • 8. De Stijl
  • 9. Architecture Bauhaus. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Modern materials – metal and glass Lots of open space Minimal structural framework
  • 10. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • 11. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  • 12. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  • 13. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  • 14. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  • 15. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  • 16. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  • 17. Functional design +– fashion
  • 18. Functional design +– fashion" "
  • 19. Functional design +– fashion
  • 20. Functional design! ! Functional design is the principle that designers should design an object based on the purpose of that object
  • 21. Functional design basics:" "
  • 22. Functional design basics:" " Function informs Form"
  • 23. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form Form informs Color"
  • 24. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form" Form informs Color Ease of use and simplicity of form "
  • 25. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form" Form informs Color" Ease of use and simplicity of form" Negative space is the accent
  • 26. Negative space – homogeneous space around the object with the opposite color
  • 27. Negative space – homogeneous space around the object with the opposite color
  • 28. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form" Form informs Color Ease of use and simplicity of form Negative space is the accent" Grid is the order
  • 29. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  • 30. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  • 31. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  • 32. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form" Form informs Color Ease of use and simplicity of form" Negative space is the accent Grid is the order HOW? Subtract form till Function works
  • 33. Subtraction Example: Doors
  • 34. Inside store Outside store
  • 35. Inside store Outside store
  • 36. Inside store Outside store
  • 37. Inside store Outside store
  • 38. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form" Form informs Color Ease of use and simplicity of form" Negative space is the accent Grid is the order HOW? Subtract form till Function works
  • 39. thnx! Max Tkachuk @paz0r trendkilldesigners.com " mailus@trendkilldesigners.com""!!
  • 40. Bonus
  • 41. L RU | UA | BY design factor
  • 42. Design education Expertise Level 1-5" Design theory 4+" Information architecture 4+" Interaction design 4+" Interface design 5+" Visual design 3" " Development 2"
  • 43. No design education" Expertise Level 1-5" Design theory 2" Information architecture 2" Interaction design 3" " Interface design 3+" Visual design 3-5" Development 3-5"
  • 44. Educate yourself " Design theory " Information architecture " Interaction design " " Interface design " Visual design " Development "
  • 45. So much to fix. Get ready!
  • 46. UI / Visual contract designer mailus@trendkilldesigners.com" """"""
  • 47. thnx! Max Tkachuk @paz0r trendkilldesigners.com " mailus@trendkilldesigners.com""!!

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