Are you depressed about your design skills? Panic attacks over that presentation? Looking down the abyss of artistic failure? Well, it’s not that bad. All you need are a few basic principles to help you through.
Product designers are hiding the workings of the system as they try to create a better user experience. Users are becoming increasingly divorced from their actions. Is there a danger here? Why should designers counteract this and can we be smarter without sacrificing simplicity?
I finally did it. Last year, I ditched Adobe software and moved on. It wasn’t an easy decision, as Photoshop and Illustrator, both workhorses of the design industry, have served me extremely well over nearly 16 years.