Visual design maximizes the aesthetic, information-conveying capabilities of graphics and text. It’s a subdiscipline, contributing to UI Design, information design, and graphic design.

An Icon is Worth 1,000 Words An Icon is Worth 1,000 Words

Icons are all around us, telling us when we have email, what button will save a draft, and where to find a site's navigation. There are plenty of icon options available; the trick is to identify when to use specific types of icons. This week, Marli Mesibov brings together a number of icon resources and revelations.

Decoupling Usability and Visuals Decoupling Usability and Visuals

Usability and visual design are two areas that are heavily dependent on each other. They affect each other dramatically and each requires an understanding of how people will use and visualize the content. Pulling them apart, where possible, is a great way to understand how they impact the overall design and reduce the time and energy wasted in your creative process.

Transparency: Benefits and Best Practices Transparency: Benefits and Best Practices

When you visit a website of a business do you ever wonder who is behind that business? Being transparent online and in business has a plethora of benefits. Users gain trust and have the ability to see the human side of the business. The effects are incredible, from increasing sales to finding like minded clients.