Project Educate: Designs and Interfaces Week

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By Lilyas
This week at projecteducate is Designs & Interfaces Week brought to you by Lilyas.

Welcome everybody! During the next few days I will try to bring Designs & Interfaces a bit closer to you. This category has a special status on DA because the focus is not on the art but on functionality, usability and purpose.

:heart: The schedule for this week you can find in my journal.

Now let's get started!

Introducing Designs & Interfaces

What are Designs & Interfaces?

Gallery Info: "Designs and interfaces focuses on practical and functional design rather than art-for-art's sake."

The main focus in this category is on Web Interfaces. They provide the basis for future websites and applications. But what is design? There are many definitions that can apply to building websites. has 14 different definitions for design. Design is the combination of details or features that includes certain components, good design also follows certain principles.

There are two main viewpoints from which most people decide whether a web site design is "good" or "bad". One is a strict usability viewpoint which focuses on functionality, the effective presentation of information and efficiency. the other is a purely aesthetic perspective which is all about presentation, fancy animations and amazing graphics. Some designers get caught up in the aesthetics and graphics and forget about the user, and some usability gurus get lost in their user testing and forget about visual appeal. In order to reach people and retain their interest it’s essential to maximize both.

The Components of Design

Before complex design problems can be solved it's important to understand the basic components of design that give a designer a greater understanding and control over the design elements.
  • Unity of contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity
  • Lines, shapes, textures, colors, fonts and direction that helps communicate the message
  • Whitespace between design elements
  • Dominance or emphasis for contrast and focal points
  • Visual hierarchy
  • Balance and consistency for a more unified design

Principles Of Effective Web Design
  • Usability, intuitive and self-explanatory website
  • Focus, capture users’ attention
  • Clear site structure
  • Effective writing
  • Simple and user-friendly
  • Effective visual communication
  • Test early, test often

Awesome Design Examples

The categories

The main focus in my series of features this week will be on Advertising, Application Interfaces, CD Covers, Fashion, Product Design, Logos & Logotypes, Tattoo Design, Vehicular Graphics and Web Interfaces.

Design Groups

There are plenty of groups on DA that feature Designs and Interfaces as their main subject or merely as one aspect of their group concept. Many of them are listed in the following:

:bulletred: Web Design

:icon1stwebdesigner: :iconcms-world: :icondawebdesign: :icondeviantdesigners: :icondevwebdesign: :iconrevolutionwebdesign: :iconwebdesignfactory: :iconwebdesigngods:

:bulletred: Logo Design

:icongoodlogo: :iconlogoart: :iconlogo-club: :iconlogoholic:

:bulletred: General Design

:iconarea01: :iconartistunion: :icondesign-club: :icondesigndevelopers: :icondesignerscouch: :icondesignspot: :iconflyerdesigns: :icongraphicandwebdesign: :icongraphicsdesigns: :iconguigasm: :iconguiparadise: :iconinterfacespace: :iconlogonation: :iconwebdesignlovers: :iconworldofweb:

:bulletred: Mixed Concept

:iconadobefireworks: :iconartjunkiez: :iconcreativedesigners: :iconcreativefusionpro: :iconcreative-inspiration: :iconcutedesigns: :icondepthcore: :icondesign-addicts: :icondesignmyworld: :icondesignworldgroup: :icondeviarta: :icondigitallycreated: :icondsgnforrst: :iconeliteink: :iconfaithdesign: :iconfrespiration: :icongfxsector: :icongrafartclub: :icongraphiclaboratory: :iconiwebdesign-layouts: :iconkingdomofdesign: :iconlancrecomm: :iconmintdesign-pl: :iconoscustomize: :iconsindhdesigns: :iconblogduwebdesign: :iconthemoderndesigns: :iconunlimited-design: :iconvisual-spin:

:bulletred: Nationality Groups

:iconarabdesign: :iconbrasildesigners: :iconda-pakistan: :iconegyptian-designers: :icondevita-group: :iconfrenchdesign: :icongraffikaorg: :icongrufix-board: :iconhundesigners: :iconitalian-designers: :iconkurdishdesigners: :iconlankandesign: :iconofficinadigitale: :iconpinoy-webdesigners: :iconroyalweb: :iconrus-club:

:bulletred: Skins

:iconcustomizers: :icongalaxy-gui: :iconguipulp: :iconskinnerz:

:bulletred: Poster Design

:iconmovie-poster-fans: :iconmoviepostersart: :iconmovie-posters-r-us: :iconposterdesign: :iconscreeners:
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Was für eine Arbeit! :clap:
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great pose as usual
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excellent !!!
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