Design Guides

Improve your design skills with our ultimate learning guides, each split into four levels: introduction, basics, advanced and expert. Read the best articles and watch the most insightful videos from leading designers.

Design Thinking

The history of this term dates back to the 1900s when this term was first used by John E. Arnold in 1959, in his book ‘Creative Engineering’ and later by L. Bruce Archer in 1965, in his book ‘Systematic Methods for Designers’. Both these authors were the first ones to acknowledge the existence of a concept called design thinking and write about it from their respective perspectives. Today, after decades of researches and studies, the application of this concept is very popular among businesses, educational facilities and computer science industries. Leading businesses and brands, such as Google and Apple, have Read more...

Gamification

Gamification is a term that is widely used and regularly thrown about nowadays. Ever since its creation, the word has held some fascination for people due to how it sounds and the connotation around it, not to mention how popular it is when someone’s looking to rhyme with -tion. However, while the word does seem to be quite popular of late, not many know exactly what it means or how it is supposed to be used. Common sense dictates that gamification is something that is quite simply related to games. Since -ification is something attached to dictate a process or Read more...

Instructional Design

The success of every business depends on its employees and how they represent the company. A vital part of HR and management responsibilities is to ensure every team member receives training. There are many ways to implement training programs, but instructional design is the best. What Is Instructional Design? Instructional design is an in-depth way to deliver training programs. It focuses on the learning experience and relies on engaging the audience, rather than simply teaching them. The most important part of instructional design is to create clear content to ensure learners go away with the information you want them to, Read more...

Interior Design

Before interior design became known as an area of expertise, there was no concept of ‘designers’ designing the interior of a home. Historically speaking, the entire design of any home or building was instinct-based. Homemakers and builders were the sole ‘interior designers’ of every building ever constructed from the 17th century to the 19th. The history of interior design as a real & professional career and specialty began back in the initial years of the 20th century and today, this profession is evolving and thriving in the interior design industry. Designers pursuing this field in this modern era are required Read more...

User Experience

A user experience design talks about examining the desires of people, their aims and their feelings as they use or experience your product. This is not only restricted to tangible products, but can be also linked to software use, websites, and apps that are being used by people. If you are using a website to search for something or some information that you need, you don’t have to spend a lot of time searching. The information that you are collecting is clear and is easy to understand, which indicates that some user experience designer was working under that successful project. Read more...

Web Design

We are living in an age where everything is online. Name it, and you can do it online. Every business needs its personal website to function properly and compete with other businesses. Due to this dynamic, web design is something extremely high in demand. Web design, in simpler words, is the process of planning and creating a website. A person who designs a website requires certain skills such as information architecture, navigation, site structure, interface, layout, fonts, colours, and much more. These are some skills that can be very handy to entrepreneurs who want to design their own website. All Read more...