5 New Skills that Every Web Designer Needs to Know

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\'5 New Skills that Every Web Designer Needs to Know\' broadly discusses what evolving skills might contribute towards being a well-rounded Web/UX designer.

\'5 New Skills that Every Web Designer Needs to Know\' broadly discusses what evolving skills might contribute towards being a well-rounded Web/UX designer.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. BEING a designer Nurturing talents | Developing skills | Building strengths| Keeping good habits Well-rounded
  • 3.
    • Note Sketching Graphic facilitation Pen mind dump sketchbook doodle Sketching from Life Pencil Idea sketching Paper Formal training art school
    Talent+ skill
  • 4.
    • Paper Hi-low fidelity Flash Flex HTML CSS Javascript wireframes mockups User testing rigor multiple iterations
    Skill
  • 5.
    • Styles trends Inspiration creative brief textures patterns Color Palette Visual appeal Physical artifact Typography Client buy-in Personality Mood
    Skill
  • 6.
    • Presentation concepts Articulation Scenarios defensive Devil in the detail defending ideas Sell tell stories devil’s advocate Faith
    Talent + skill
  • 7.
    • People connections Listening User observation User interviews business needs Creative brief critiquing
    Strength + skill
  • 8. GROWING as a designer Keeping current | Being Social | Pushing Innovation | Leading
  • 9. 6
    • staying focused current creativity & serendipity T ime management To-do lists Plan write read feeds Procrastination
    Managing time & talent Bonus slide!
  • 10. 7
    • developing contacts new business new knowledge cross-pollination of ideas pushing innovation design entrepreneurship
    Networking Bonus slide!
  • 11.  
  • 12. Okay, gotcha. What next? Online resources | Books | Education
  • 13.
    • In the cloud/Blogosphere
    • http://adaptivepath.com/ideas/newsletter /
    • Interesting use of sketching
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    • http://www.gogamestorm.com/?p= 42
    • Empathy mapping
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    • Why Designers Fail and What to do about it – presentation by Scott Berkun (Making a point about pitching) http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/04/24/seven-must-see-web-design-videos-and-presentations /
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    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2008/12/why-mood-boards-matter/
    • Nice article on Mood-boarding
    • -
    • Web designer resources
    • http://www.smashingmagazine.com/
    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/
  • 14.
    • Good old books
    • http://www.thebackofthenapkin.com/
    • Solving problems with pictures by Dan Roam
    • Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design by Bill Buxton
    • -
    • http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/prototyping/
    • Prototyping: A Practitioner's Guide by Todd Warfel
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    • Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research by Mike Kuniavsky
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    • IdeaSelling: Successfully Pitch Your Creative Ideas to Bosses, Clients & other Decision Makers by Sam Harrison
    • Going the whole hog
    • http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/
    • http://www.nid.edu/
    • http://srishti.ac.in/
    • http://ciid.dk/
    • http://www.design.cmu.edu/show_program.php?s=2&t=3
  • 15. Thank you! http://vimeo.com/8362481 Designers’ journey from Sketchbook to final product.