Best Design Advice that I ever received

Best advice I ever received about designing logos and symbols is use humanistic elements / curves / lines in your design and totally avoid mechanical drawings. As mechanical drawings can be taken care by computer itself.

This advice was given to me by Shirbhavikar sir and Pawar sir when I was doing BFA Applied Arts at Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art.

It seems I don’t follow this advice totally in my drawings / designs and illustrations. Even after 4 years of my graduation when I met Mahendra Patel sir at his SID office he told me the same.

Now after 14 years of graduation now I am in to developing apps and now there is second element to it i.e Human Computer Interaction, Human Interface.

So, being mobile and web app designer adding human element / human emotions to design is important to have greater usability of your app. Even reducing screens in MVC (Model View Controller), using accessibility guidelines, colour coding, story telling or even following user experience laws will add mileage to design.

We have long way to go as humans, designer, developers, researchers and finally as a users.

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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