On Saturday, Leia and I spoke at the DFW WordPress Meetup in Dallas. Our topic was “Planning for Success: Design Like a Pro.” The meta message was that all too often we are tempted to immediately move from idea to design by opening up Photoshop or scrolling through themes to pick your next look and feel. Instead, we recommended backing away from the tools and spend more time thinking…
We shared a portion of our methodology. It’s not rocket science. It’s really pretty basic stuff that you can apply to just about any project. It’s particularly helpful in the area of web design because we live in a subjective world and there are endless options, scenarios, problems for designers to solve. We want to arm designers and development teams with the knowledge to help them to be more successful both in the subjective and in the objective world.
We had a lot of great feedback on this presentation and it’s apparent that these are challenges that we are all thinking about and dealing with. Our business strategy at RD2 is simply to educate. It’s worked for years and enjoy sharing and hope to do more soon.
Please feel free to comment or ask questions and we’ll do our best to keep up here on the blog.
Chris and Leia – you are so right. Close the Photoshop and your browser. Spend some time thinking and don’t foget to include the user. I’ve worked with you guys and know how great the pay off is.
Thanks – Julie