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Roots!
Functional design +- fashion!
Bonus!
by Max Tkachuk for Codefest, Mar ‘14
Minimalist design
by Max Tkachuk from



Trendkill designers
Minimalist software design
www.trendkilldesigners.com
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Minimalist design



Minimalist design is any design wherein !
the simplest and fewest elements !
are used to create the m...
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Why did the

world need

Minimalist 

design?


Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915, Oil on Canvas, State Russian Museum,...
Why did the

world need

Minimalist 

design?


- Ruined economies
- No old production powers
Kazimir Malevich, Black Squa...
Who and what

influenced

Minimalist

design?
Kazimir Malevich, Red Square, 1915, Oil on Canvas, [1]
Who and what

influenced

Minimalist

design?
- Art and Architecture
- Social-oriented values 


Kazimir Malevich, Red Squa...
Abstract art 

De Stijl. Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg
Horizontal and vertical lines

Rectangular forms

Elements: blue ...
De Stijl
Architecture 

Bauhaus. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe





Modern materials

Lots of open space

Minimal structural framework!
...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Today: Consumer electronics / Software /
Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
Today: Consumer electronics / Software /
Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
Today: Consumer electronics / Software /
Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
Today: Consumer electronics / Software /
Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
Today: Consumer electronics / Software /
Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
Today: Consumer electronics / Software /
Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
Functional design +– fashion
Functional design +– fashion"
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Functional design +– fashion
Functional design!
!
Functional design is the principle that !
designers should design an object based
on the purpose of t...
Functional design basics!
!
Functional design basics!
!

Function informs Form!
Functional design basics!
!
!

Function informs Form

Form informs Color!
Functional design basics!
!
!

Function informs Form!
Form informs Color

Ease of use and simplicity of form
!
Functional design basics!
!
!

Function informs Form!
Form informs Color!
Ease of use and simplicity of form!
White space ...
Homogeneous space around the object 
with the opposite color
Homogeneous space around the object 
with the opposite color
Functional design basics!
!
!

Function informs Form!
Form informs Color

Ease of use and simplicity of form
White space i...
http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
Functional design basics!
!
!

Function informs Form!
Form informs Color

Ease of use and simplicity of form!
White space ...
Subtraction Example: Doors
Functional design basics!
!
!

Function informs Form!
Form informs Color

Ease of use and simplicity of form!
White space ...
Max Tkachuk

@paz0r

trendkilldesigners.com !
mailus@trendkilldesigners.com!
!
thnx!
Bonus
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RU | UA designer factor
Their designers"
Expertise 
 
 
 
 
Level 1-5!
Design theory 
 
 
 
 4+!
Information architecture
 
 
 4+!
Interaction des...
Our designers"
Expertise 
 
 
 
 
Level 1-5!
Design theory 
 
 
 
 2!
Information architecture
 
 
 2!
Interaction design
...
Catch-up "

 
 
 
 
!
Design theory 
 
 
 
 !
Information architecture
 
 
 !
Interaction design
 
 
 
 !
!
Interface desi...
So much to fix. Get ready!
Max Tkachuk

@paz0r

trendkilldesigners.com !
mailus@trendkilldesigners.com!
!
thnx!
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
CodeFest 2014. Ткачук М. — Minimalist design
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  1. 1. Roots! Functional design +- fashion! Bonus! by Max Tkachuk for Codefest, Mar ‘14 Minimalist design
  2. 2. by Max Tkachuk from
 
 Trendkill designers Minimalist software design www.trendkilldesigners.com ! ! 

  3. 3. Minimalist design
 
 Minimalist design is any design wherein ! the simplest and fewest elements ! are used to create the maximum value ! !
  4. 4. L  
  5. 5. Why did the
 world need
 Minimalist 
 design?
 Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915, Oil on Canvas, State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg [1]
  6. 6. Why did the
 world need
 Minimalist 
 design?
 - Ruined economies - No old production powers Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915, Oil on Canvas, State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg [1]
  7. 7. Who and what
 influenced
 Minimalist
 design? Kazimir Malevich, Red Square, 1915, Oil on Canvas, [1]
  8. 8. Who and what
 influenced
 Minimalist
 design? - Art and Architecture - Social-oriented values Kazimir Malevich, Red Square, 1915, Oil on Canvas, [1]
  9. 9. Abstract art 
 De Stijl. Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg Horizontal and vertical lines
 Rectangular forms
 Elements: blue / red / yellow
 Separators: white / black / grey! ! ! ! Elements don’t intersect, each speaks for itself!
  10. 10. De Stijl
  11. 11. Architecture 
 Bauhaus. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
 
 
 Modern materials
 Lots of open space
 Minimal structural framework! ! ! ! ! ! ”Less is More” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe! 

  12. 12. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  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. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  18. 18. Today: Consumer electronics / Software / Architecture / Furniture / Music / etc..
  19. 19. Functional design +– fashion
  20. 20. Functional design +– fashion" "
  21. 21. Functional design +– fashion
  22. 22. Functional design! ! Functional design is the principle that ! designers should design an object based on the purpose of that object!
  23. 23. Functional design basics! !
  24. 24. Functional design basics! ! Function informs Form!
  25. 25. Functional design basics! ! ! Function informs Form
 Form informs Color!
  26. 26. Functional design basics! ! ! Function informs Form! Form informs Color
 Ease of use and simplicity of form !
  27. 27. Functional design basics! ! ! Function informs Form! Form informs Color! Ease of use and simplicity of form! White space is the accent
  28. 28. Homogeneous space around the object with the opposite color
  29. 29. Homogeneous space around the object with the opposite color
  30. 30. Functional design basics! ! ! Function informs Form! Form informs Color
 Ease of use and simplicity of form White space is the accent! Grid is the order and the proportion

  31. 31. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  32. 32. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  33. 33. http://www.subtraction.com/pics/0703/grids_are_good.pdf
  34. 34. Functional design basics! ! ! Function informs Form! Form informs Color
 Ease of use and simplicity of form! White space is the accent Grid is the order and the proportion
 Subtract form till Function works
  35. 35. Subtraction Example: Doors
  36. 36. Functional design basics! ! ! Function informs Form! Form informs Color
 Ease of use and simplicity of form! White space is the accent Grid is the order and the proportion
 Subtract form till Function works
  37. 37. Max Tkachuk
 @paz0r
 trendkilldesigners.com ! mailus@trendkilldesigners.com! ! thnx!
  38. 38. Bonus
  39. 39. L   RU | UA designer factor
  40. 40. Their designers" Expertise Level 1-5! Design theory 4+! Information architecture 4+! Interaction design 4+! Interface design 5+! Visual design 3! ! Development 2!
  41. 41. Our designers" Expertise Level 1-5! Design theory 2! Information architecture 2! Interaction design 3! ! Interface design 3+! Visual design 3-5! Development 3-5!
  42. 42. Catch-up " ! Design theory ! Information architecture ! Interaction design ! ! Interface design ! Visual design ! Development !
  43. 43. So much to fix. Get ready!
  44. 44. Max Tkachuk
 @paz0r
 trendkilldesigners.com ! mailus@trendkilldesigners.com! ! thnx!

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