Any web design work always demands a certain portion of creativity. Still, web development is a business and your customers view the issue from this angle first of all. When you are restricted by deadlines, budget and other pressing factors, it sometimes slows down or even completely paralyzes your artistic nature.
Believe us; we know how easy such things can turn your project, your brainchild, your favorite job into a real torture. As a rule, the more you are trying to concentrate and invent something really amazing, the poorer result you get.
Would you like to learn how to overcome such challenges? Of course you do. Don’t worry; you’ll get all answers reading this book: “80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills” written by David Sherwin.
Who is David Sherwin?
The guy is a Director of User Experience at Lynda.com (everybody knows this brilliant resource), where he leads a team of UX designers, helping people around the world learn the skills they need to succeed and pursue their passions. He is also a Fellow at frog, a global product strategy and design firm. David has spoken at events such as SxSW, Interaction, UX London, and HOW Design Live, as well as taught at California College of the Arts and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. His writing has appeared in FastCoDesign, TheAtlantic.com, A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, HOW, and many other periodicals.
So, what useful information is available in his book for you?
There you'll find 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. The exercises range from creating a typeface in an hour to designing web pages and other interactive experiences. Each exercise includes compelling visual solutions from other designers and background stories, which makes the studies simple and efficient. Such approach helps to increase your capacity to innovate, which is not less important.
This book also includes useful brainstorming techniques and wisdom shared by today's leading designers. By road-testing all these offered techniques and attempting each challenge, you'll finish with finding new, much more effective ways to solve tough design problems and bring your solutions to vibrant life.