Best Design Advice that I have ever received.

The best advice I ever received about designing logos and symbols is to use humanistic elements/curves/lines and avoid mechanical drawings. The computer can handle mechanical drawings.

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

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

After 14 years of graduation, I am developing apps, and there is a second element to it: Human-Computer Interaction and Human Interface.

So, as a mobile and web app designer, adding a human element / human emotions to design is essential to make your app more usable. Reducing screens in MVC (Model View Controller), using accessibility guidelines, colour coding, storytelling, or even following user experience laws will add mileage to the design.

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

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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