Video: Design Fundamentals for Developers

This is a video (http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/02W) of a presentation by Robby Ingebretsen (http://nerdplusart.com/). The video gave a great overview of the process of design in general. Much of what I saw really resonated with the current way that I do software design as a developer. It is one that will be worth watching again someday.

The biggest takeaways that I got from the video is the series of planning documentation that he recommends for doing design and the breakdown of the types of designers that are involved in the design process.

Of all the design types the ones that resonated with me were the information architect and the user interface designer.

Quotes:
The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.
…design is used to bring order from chaos and randomness…

Books:
Elements of Graphic Design by Alex White
How to think like a great Graphic Designer by Debbie Millman

ToDo:

  • Research Information Architecture
  • Break down his planning documentation and start using what I can
  • Look into training for any tools to use for the documentation

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