The Art of Design
- Janice Lopez -
Meaningful design, in any dimension, take into consideration 3 factors: programming, innovation, and user experience.
Whether developing a mobile app, designing a space or revitalizing cities, one has to take into account the impact on the user, the carefully considered method by which we deliver that experience, and what kind of experience we offer the end user.
Furthermore, the process of developing these ideas into actual experiences go through a similar progression regardless of scale.
First we study the flow of the experience we want to create for the intended user, typically expressed in charts and algorithms, bubble diagrams, list of requirements and parameters, and hand drawn squiggly lines on a paper napkins.
Next, is the process of creating templates, prototypes, wireframes and construction documents, specifications, et al.
Then, we code, construct, build, bake, film, paint, engineer the idea into being and deliver that experience to the public.
Given that the user experience is paramount, it is important that design is human-centric.
Although technology and emerging media foster innovative solutions and often prove to be scalable and efficient ways of delivering the intended experiences, they are only made whole when accompanied with good, thoughtful and relevant design.
It is, therefore, vital that the human form, flow and interaction are at the heart of every design-driven solution, and human nature the obsession of every good and impactful designer.