• Julian LloydJulian Lloyd, 8 years ago

    What place do you think art has in UI design?

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    • Andrew WilkinsonAndrew Wilkinson, 8 years ago

      I really just look at stuff and think "if my mom used this, what would she be confused by and how can I make it better". I'm definitely not an artist, but I know designers who I'd say are very artistic. Don't have much to say about this though—different strokes for different folks and all.

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      • Julian LloydJulian Lloyd, 8 years ago

        I’ve been reflecting on my path, and I’ve noticed significantly less art in my work as I’ve gained experience. The web and digital design have also developed standards and trends, further narrowing most of my work.

        I started as a graphic artist, but after 15 years of design, I’ve lost some of my artistic spirit—somewhere between obsessive compulsive clients and play-it-safe corporate constraints.

        Everyone always says,

        "It’s about leveraging learned behaviors; don’t rock the boat, just do what people have seen before… and execute it well—that’s hard enough!"

        It’s true, nonetheless…

        I’m exploring more art in my work, specifically in ways that don’t fumble UX. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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