Design, honesty and emotions

May 16, 2013

Skeuomorphism vs. flat design: everyone has something to say about this debate. At TP1, we believe that the future of design resides somewhere between the two. During the RDV Design organized by Infopresse and held last May 16, we proposed a different approach: honest design.

What is honest design?

Honest design is becoming aware of path dependence and using visual metaphors that are both whole and consistent. It’s concentrating on user interaction, rather than the layout of the interface. It’s also implementing feedback at precise moments, as well as using helpful interactions and subtle variations in order to create emotional connections.

Based on the principles of Dieter Rams, this presentation provides numerous examples that illustrate which traps to avoid when designing your next interface.

Design, honesty and emotions @ RDV Design

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