Comics of the week #312

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and

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How to perfect first-time UX in apps

Somehow, we’ve come to accept the notion that digital technology is the answer to all of life’s problems. That conclusion has resulted in more and more app ideas, which are uploaded to the web, and to stores, everyday. But there are dozens of options for consumers, which makes it difficult for

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Rethinking IKEA’s logo

For Icon magazine’s Rethink feature, Freytag Anderson were asked to redesign something they thought could do with an update. They chose the IKEA logo. “We began by looking at the best parts of the exiting logo. Namely colour and bold type. We refined the type to more closely align

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The seven pillars of Albia

Savvy designed this relevant logo and identity for Albia, a new office building in the Santa María corridor in Monterrey, Mexico. “The logotype, a symbol for the 7 iconic pillars that visually define and physically support the building, was designed with simplicity, elegance and efficiency in mind.” Depending on

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Netflix, by Gretel

Founded in 1997, Netflix is the streaming media service that now serves more than 65 million users in more than 50 countries worldwide and growing. New York-based Gretel were tasked with creating an identity that would connect everything the Netflix brand touches. The result is one of the strongest

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Watercube

Watercube is a “fountain consultancy firm” in Italy’s northeastern city of Vicenza. Their goal is “to combine the creativity and engineering required in water control to give shape to the unpredictable.” Turin-based Quattrolinee was tasked with designing the Watercube logo and identity, and the result is perhaps the most

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Logo design the Draplin way

Aaron Draplin’s online Skillshare class — Logo Design the Draplin Way — has been taken by more than 15,000 students, with a massively impressive positive review rating of 99%. Here’s a quick intro. “In this 70-minute class, go behind-the-scenes as Aaron shares his logo design process with a very

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Size matters: designing for the modern Apple app ecosystem

Apple’s app ecosystem has expanded massively in recent times When the App Store first arrived, designing for Apple mobile devices was relatively straightforward. Sure, developers had to get to grips with touchscreens and gestural interaction, and rethink visual language for smartphone apps and games a world away from desktop conventions.

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