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 principles one by one

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Minimalist design

  1. 1. Minimalist design Roots! Functional design +- fashion! by Max Tkachuk for WUD Moscow. Nov‘14
  2. 2. by Max Tkachuk! Trendkill Designers. " ex– Frog, Macpaw, VOX Player" Trendkill Designers is software design firm. mailus@trendkilldesigners.com" "!
  3. 3. Minimalist design Minimalist design is any design wherein the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum value ! !
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  5. 5. Why Minimalist design? – WW I, WW II, Great Depression – Poverty and destroyed production
  6. 6. What influenced Minimalist design? – Art and Architecture – Social-oriented values Contemporary Bauhaus on the Carmel by Pitsou Kedem Architects [1]
  7. 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. 8. De Stijl
  9. 9. Architecture Bauhaus. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Modern materials – metal and glass Lots of open space Minimal structural framework
  10. 10. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  11. 11. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  12. 12. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  13. 13. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  14. 14. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  15. 15. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  16. 16. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  17. 17. Functional design +– fashion
  18. 18. Functional design +– fashion" "
  19. 19. Functional design +– fashion
  20. 20. Functional design! ! Functional design is the principle that designers should design an object based on the purpose of that object
  21. 21. Functional design basics:" "
  22. 22. Functional design basics:" " Function informs Form"
  23. 23. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form Form informs Color"
  24. 24. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form" Form informs Color Ease of use and simplicity of form "
  25. 25. Functional design basics:" " " Function informs Form" Form informs Color" Ease of use and simplicity of form" Negative space is the accent
  26. 26. Negative space – homogeneous space around the object with the opposite color
  27. 27. Negative space – homogeneous space around the object with the opposite color
  28. 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. 29. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  30. 30. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  31. 31. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  32. 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. 33. Subtraction Example: Doors
  34. 34. Inside store Outside store
  35. 35. Inside store Outside store
  36. 36. Inside store Outside store
  37. 37. Inside store Outside store
  38. 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. 39. thnx! Max Tkachuk @paz0r trendkilldesigners.com " mailus@trendkilldesigners.com""!!
  40. 40. Bonus
  41. 41. L RU | UA | BY design factor
  42. 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. 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. 44. Educate yourself " Design theory " Information architecture " Interaction design " " Interface design " Visual design " Development "
  45. 45. So much to fix. Get ready!
  46. 46. UI / Visual contract designer mailus@trendkilldesigners.com" """"""
  47. 47. thnx! Max Tkachuk @paz0r trendkilldesigners.com " mailus@trendkilldesigners.com""!!

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