Issue #03: Efficiency
Monthly Design Dispatches
What Do We Lose When It’s Easy to Use?
by Andy Pressman
Good UX is commonly associated with clarity and ease of use, but it also contributes to a homogenization of design and experience. Is there an alternate approach?
Just Easy Enough
by Carl Alviani
Digital designers struggle with two competing arguments over the value of simplification; designing for optimization and ease-of-use, or designing with a learning curve in favor of a richer experience. Does one always make more sense than the other?
Conversation from the Domes
by Lisa Congdon
In 2014, Design Week Portland invited Namita Gupta Wiggers, a curator and writer, to host conversations at HQ. Downtown, surrounded by the energy of the city, Namita spoke with Lisa Congdon about her trajectory, the internet, and her practice.
As a busy illustrator, typically juggling multiple projects at once, efficiency is the name of my game.