Four things great designers do differently !
What really distinguishes most good designers from great ones when it comes to application design?
What really distinguishes most good designers from great ones when it comes to application design? Interestingly enough, the answer to this question does not lie in technical details such as your ability to code in HTML or whether you are a full stack design expert. It lies in four factors that are more humane than any other skill-sets.
We give you the four cardinal rules that any designer worth his salt must follow in order to be truly great:
Great designers empathize with people
Great designers are not cold, uncaring people. They are in fact possessive about their craft and emotional. They don’t put themselves into the shoes of other people, they become those people who may be the potential users of the applications designers are building. Often great designers have an acute sense of observation. They don’t just see, they analyse the behavior of people. This helps them empathize with what others are feeling, reacting to or going through. As a result, such designers become natural problem solvers. This kind of deep user empathy leads to them to find design solutions that are relevant yet unique.
Great designers compete against themselves
While most designers like to take inspiration from their counterparts, design sources, schools, art and various resources, great designers challenge themselves each time they sit over a design. They revere their craft enough to create higher design parameters for themselves. Be it a mobile application development project or a web application design, they let their acute sense of aesthetics get the better of them. For instance, for fantasy sports mobile application, they may challenge themselves by taking risks in colour schemes. But for a healthcare application, they may control their creative urge and design something simplistic that echoes with users better.
Great designers don’t settle without logic
Great designers NEVER work like robots –acting on instruction mindlessly. They will demand a reason behind the requirement. This kind of stubbornness for logic is often translated into their detailing in designs and the utility of the application. They are inquisitive individuals who ask as many questions as they can about design, users, utility, productivity and so on. As a result, their applications are often thoughtfully designed and have immense utility.
Great designers aim for meaningful designs
From the colour palette to that tiny dash in the logo or a huge blurred image on the screen – every detail in their design has a meaning. They build and design applications for everyone – from an absent-minded passive user to a vigilant and critical one. For instance, if there’s a mobile application that passively clicks pictures of a user’s day and night and arranges them automatically in a video gallery format, the designer would think of Sun and Moon icons for anyone to be able to understand easily. He doesn’t worry about ‘too obvious’ or ‘too complicated’, he cares about ‘meaningful’.
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