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Eye Candy IS A Critical Business Requirement

by Product Strategy & Design Consultant at any cafe with good WiFi! on Nov 10, 2007

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Visual design is more than styling. It is function. And not only because it communicates, but also because it makes us feel. And between feeling and communication, people find things easier to use.

Visual design is more than styling. It is function. And not only because it communicates, but also because it makes us feel. And between feeling and communication, people find things easier to use.

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  • WAKSTER_Ltd WAKSTER Limited at WAKSTER Limited Well presented and interesting ideas. Thanks 8 months ago
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  • greg2502 Gregory Horion, Ruby on rails Developer at RealPage veeery good 2 years ago
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  • harrypotter12 harrypotter12 Well presented. Liked.

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  • mholdak Monika Hołdak, EMEA Digital Production Lead at Accenture 'attractive things work better', build trust faster, cerate relationship stronger - holy words... 2 years ago
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  • johnkantor John Kantor, Owner at Ciao Paparazzi Photography ’I know I need functionality - so when does the form become more important than the functionality and how can I specify it and budget for it? ’

    And that, of course, illustrates the problem. They still can’t understand that the design is the functionality from the user’s viewpoint (which is the only viewpoint that matters). Find out what functionality the user needs, design the interface to make that functionality accessible - and code to the interface. That’s the only way to do it. If you can’t afford to research what functionality the user needs and how they should interact with it, then you shouldn’t be in business in the first place.
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  • xwenyi Kevin Very good concept. 3 years ago
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  • TeishaFoglia Teisha Foglia, Engineer at TM LtD Nice information.. Bookmark it for further reference

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  • soulbomber soulbomber reply to: Guest000111

    This is a post related to finding a design company/agency as opposed to finding a 'designer'. The designer is only one part of the solution, depending on what you wish to accomplish. Although design can tend to be what stands out the most, there are several people involved (not just the designer). Hope this helps shed a bit of light:

    http://www.rivalschools.tv/2009/06/buying-the-toaster/

    Great slide btw!
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  • shtninja shtninja 'I haven't met a designer yet who doesn't believe that they are great - and most of the work I see is terrible - at least in my opinion. ' i'm a designer, and Im not great - but how can a designer ever say that to a client, or potential client - we need to act confidant. Most of the time, the client does not want a good design (you can ask designers about this) - the client wants to feel safe, and good, and confidant. They want to feel right - working with clients can be a lot like working with children - you need to please them, not make good design.

    Actually, i completely went of topic. Somehow my point is: clients do not trust the designers enough to allow them to be branding agents - there is some sort of prejudice that says -'oh, if you're a designer, that means you can only do pretty things but not important things' something like that - but in truth - design is problem solving - a designer is trained to find solutions. I guess in the end, spend more money on the designer and they will work harder. Or something like that.
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  • Guest000111 Guest000111 Excellent slides but I think you're missing the point. It's not that people don't value design - it's that we don't understand how to buy it and know that we are getting value for money.
    As a purchaser of design services (I'm a CEO of a small software company) I completely understand and believe that design is important. The problem is how to get a good designer. The fact is that there are very few *great* designers. Most are mediocre. Is mediocre better than none?
    I know I need functionality - so when does the form become more important than the functionality and how can I specify it and budget for it?
    In other words how can I tell (as an aesthetically challenged tech guy) without having to spend serious money on customer response research (which I can't afford) if the quality of the design I'm getting is any good?
    In my experience if I ask a random sample of say 10 people I get 11 opinions none of which agree. If I ask another designer they'll tell me why it is technically poor.
    I haven't met a designer yet who doesn't believe that they are great - and most of the work I see is terrible - at least in my opinion.
    If you can provide a means to allow people like me to identify and price good design - I'll buy it by the truck load.
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