Service Design; A tale of two coffee shops

What makes people choose one coffee shop over another when both offer the exact same coffee for the same price? And what makes them come back, again and again? Here's short video explaining why putting people at the heart of the experience, embracing co-creation, and taking a holistic approach is what Service Design is all about.

Gradients; a new avatar for color?

Half year is going to complete in UWP project as visual experience designer, this is (UWP) completely in metro style design more over one hundred percent flat colors, If I compare to rest the platform (web, branding even in print), its almost they in different direction and that new direction so-called gradients.

Color significance are one of the most vital and influential features in design. It seems like we got bored of all the existing colors in the world, so we started to create brand new ways to use colors in gradients.

A gradient is formed by using two or more different colors, while gradually fading between them. Gradients let designers create something that feels like a new color. A tone which didn’t exist before, something that looks unique, refreshing and contemporary.

Flat colors becoming old-fashioned, Is this going to be the new way we use colors?  or a avatar. Only time could tell because anything new these days is considered a “trend”. We all know that most of the trends change over the years, and lots of them will become old-fashioned themselves.

While on the other hand there are hundreds of thousands of brands trying to create their own unique identity. You can’t choose blue because IBM already did, so you try a different blue and you realize that Facebook took it. Not enough colors for everyone. That’s how gradients arises. Designers can fade numerous different colors and the use of gradients actually adds a lot of more options to the amount of “tones” available. The amount of brands that use a “Grellow” (a gradient between green and yellow) is really small, so that gives brands the opportunity to obtain a unique color identity.

Even Gradients feel realistic I’ve noticed that in the physical world, we see way more gradients than flat colors. Every lemon has its shifty half which is more yellow or green, same in flowers, the sky, different materials, and more. So this is another charming point for gradients, since they fundamentally got the potential to be more colorful, playful and beautiful than a flat color.

Killing!

Good piece of illustration. Love this!

Message is conveyed nicely and this is what we are doing now, we are not seeing the present sources and make them into unuseble then will search for new.

Illustrator
http://awanthaartigala.blogspot.in 

As we pollute, we sometimes have alternative sources for water, but not everyone has that option

UWP and Design Application

Our second app, 1st build has installed in MS Surface Pro 4 Universal Windows Platform (UWP). When we design app in UWP we create a user interface that suits a variety of devices with different display sizes and UWP not close to iOS or Android, this is complete different platform, although platform might differ but as visual designer to work seamlessly in design such a wide variety of devices can be a big challenge. Design applications like SketchApp, Invision or UX Pin need to integrate their feature for UWP. Than we can work seamlessly for wide variety of devices.

Toy Village

Channapatna, the 'toy village'. I took a trip there last weekend and visited a toy-making factory where artisans continue this age-old handicraft tradition, no proper backing or marketing, the Channapatna toy industry faced a financial crunch for more than a decade and was almost on the verge of dying out. 

 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channapatna_toys

@Work

Design thinking workshop for Govt project, emotional level while constructing an Empathy Map.

Design thinking workshop for Govt project, emotional level while constructing an Empathy Map.

Science of Emotion in Visual Design

Visual design is the utmost visible part of any apps. A visual storytelling, based on the science of emotion, plays an important role in the life cycle.

The American neuroeconomist, Paul Zak’s, famous storytelling experiment, has already shown us how our neurological signals reflect engagement in stories and predict post-narrative behaviours.

Visual design is mostly incorrectly perceived as the way something looks — in other words; a highly subjective, possibly emotional, and often noncritical element of a project. In fact, visual design can play a much larger role in the success of any mobile app.

These are matters in Visual Design, recognize native guidelines, visual hierarchy, enable interaction & information Design, use of typography, brand essence of a product, communicate the relationship between user interface elements.

Day with a World Champion

Got a call around 3.30pm yesterday, Selvaprakash (Sr. staff photographer, IndiaToday) asking me to assist and I said okay, when I went KBA (Karnataka Badminton Association) shoot was for IndiaToday's cover page and the person is world championship Saina Nehwal. Surprised! Shoot took almost 3 hrs, later we played badminton with world champion. 

Got a call around 3.30pm yesterday, Selvaprakash (Sr. staff photographer, IndiaToday) asking me to assist and I said okay, when I went KBA (Karnataka Badminton Association) shoot was for IndiaToday's cover page and the person is world championship Saina Nehwal.

Surprised! Shoot took almost 3 hrs, later we played badminton with world champion. 

Emotions and Visual Design

Visual designers are the problem solvers of the design world. Rather than just bringing brands to life, they play a key role in defining what goes into a brand’s unique style and voice. In addition to creating beautiful designs, they know how to explain design concepts and the decisions behind their work.
— from skillcrush.com

Thoughts on Design

Paul Rand has wrote this book in 1947, when we got our Indipendence, and now finally arrived my book shelf, its time read! Once he said Design is so simple, that's why it's so complicated. 

Paul Rand has wrote this book in 1947, when we got our Indipendence, and now finally arrived my book shelf, its time read! Once he said Design is so simple, that's why it's so complicated. 

Pitter-Patter

I step out to a land seeped in the mystery of the rain. The mist and the incessant pitter-patter of the rain enveloped it in a thick blanket. Welcome Monsoon!

I step out to a land seeped in the mystery of the rain. The mist and the incessant pitter-patter of the rain enveloped it in a thick blanket. Welcome Monsoon!