Questions tagged [conceptualization]

Questions about the creative process of translating information, communication goals, and technical requirements into principal ideas that form a design solution.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
60 views

How do I create realistic looking mobile phone designs? [closed]

I have a few mobile phones' structural designs in my mind and want to propose them for pitching. I need to create the designs on paper and then represent them like this:
0
votes
2answers
83 views

How do you represent the concept “rate per hour” visually or as an icon?

I am trying to think of a good visual representation for "rate per hour" as in "this is the rate per hour that I am being charged at for this time" or "I am charging someone else at this rate per hour....
1
vote
3answers
293 views

Work-life balance as a designer [closed]

I know that this is not your usual design question everyone posts about on here, but I'm going to ask anyways! I am currently on my final year of design school/university and have chosen to write a ...
5
votes
2answers
280 views

What's the limit that defines a copy of a design? [closed]

Recently Malika Fabre post on Twitter a clear and blatant (and coarse) plagiarism of one of her magnificent posters for the British Bafta Awards (Twitter link): In a Design course, as a final work, ...
12
votes
5answers
2k views

Designers response in an adverse situation during the presentation of a project

Hypothetical situation: It is a presentation of a corporate image for a male sports club. The meeting includes the client, the marketing director, the purchasing manager, the client's wife, and two ...
0
votes
2answers
168 views

How can I suggest ease of use in a logo? [closed]

How would you go about making a logo that indicates the action/feeling of ease? How could you make it convey that feeling for a products or app that company makes which is easy to use? I've been ...
15
votes
2answers
4k views

Why are ambigrams practically non-existent as company image?

The ambigrams have great visual appearance, some are very interesting, others not so much and of course not all would be good as corporate image. There are with the same reading when rotating 180º ...
-3
votes
3answers
97 views

Can i publish a game with famous character heroes?

I am working on a iOS game where a player has to hit multiple balloons with a superhero. Can I use cartoon images such as this one from the video without getting issued for copyright? https://www....
4
votes
3answers
302 views

When does design need a concept / idea… and when doesn't it?

There are a lot of brands out there that just have a simple wordmark — no icon and no customised type. It can be a good route to go down when designing something that needs a premium / luxury kind of ...
5
votes
1answer
197 views

How to quickly come up with ideas? Deadlines are tight and work is plenty

Deadlines are tight (5 days) where I'm employed at and it really challenges me with coming up with designs/ideas. For example I'm given 2 different topics but have to come up with 5 different themes/...
10
votes
4answers
897 views

How Many Directions / Concepts

This is mainly referring to branding / logo design. I typically offer (at least) 3 different ideas so that my clients have more of a choice of what they prefer. I will then revise their favourite ...
18
votes
4answers
14k views

How can I legally design something which looks like US currency notes?

I've been asked to create artwork for a mock US currency bill. Similar to those fake novelty bills you can purchase. The end goal is not to reproduce currency accurately, but to trick the reader ...
5
votes
3answers
752 views

Choosing a color on intention

There are various colour schemes that said to be in harmony, like the ones you find on Adobe Kuler and Colour Lovers. One can choose if it pleases her mind. But what if I have some words, or, better, ...
3
votes
1answer
665 views

What are some good resources for branding exercises or workshops?

I have the chance to set up the branding for a friend's start up business. We're not looking at actual logos just yet, just trying to work out a voice, look and feel for the business - map out what ...
16
votes
4answers
9k views

What kind of character/personality is expressed by fonts that mix capitals and lowercase letters?

I'm trying to guage the purpose of using fonts that have random capitals where there should be lowercase letters. The question came about simply because I was looking at a design like the one I'm ...
12
votes
7answers
7k views

How can I represent “fast” or “Fastest” in a logo? Any successful examples?

I am doing rebranding of a company that provides internet through fiber-optic cables. I want to portray "FAST", "fiber optics" and "connectivity" in that logo. In all my initial sketches, I have ...
0
votes
3answers
305 views

Feelings icons that are not emoticons?

For a particular project, I've got to come up with a set of a ten small one-color icons meant to represent certain feelings. However, these icons must not be emoticons, or faces, of people for that ...
7
votes
4answers
1k views

How to promote three different products to three different audiences in one banner?

My client requests something like the title described. I do not agree the initial idea though. As they insist on doing in this way, I had to come here to ask for some help. Let's put the question ...
2
votes
2answers
853 views

How to bind the endpoint of a line to a rectangle/circle in Illustrator?

I am a beginner user of Illustrator and I like it a lot. I also like to make concept maps like this one: I was wondering if there is a possibility to easily create and modify concept maps ? The ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How to create a blueprint for a website on paper?

I have been doing web design for a couple of years now. I am trying to design it on paper but am not the best at it. Could you please give me some advise on how to blueprint it? How can I create ...
1
vote
2answers
680 views

Testing visual lay-out and concept of interfaces on users before really starting development?

This is essentially about lay-out and visual structure, and using a couple of more or less random people to help thinking ("Random" people can mean someone passing your office, your neighbour, cousin, ...
26
votes
4answers
3k views

How or why do your eyes move away from a focal point to other elements?

In studying composition, we're told to pull the viewer's eyes into the frame using a strong focal point, and then lead his/her eyes into moving around inside the frame and hold his interest inside the ...
-1
votes
1answer
240 views

Where can I get logo inspiration? [closed]

I am wondering if there is any free online place that I can use to get some design ideas. I want to get those ideas and then use a service like Fiverr to get a for example logo designed for me. For ...
0
votes
1answer
556 views

Developing abstract/deeper concepts rather than literal concepts [closed]

I've been given an Illustrator assignment where I have a number of 100mm x 100mm squares in which I have to design using just shapes, and black and white colour, something corresponding to a ...
1
vote
2answers
191 views

Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design and business goals?

I am designing a one page site, and I need to go back to basics and learn about how to translate business aims into a homepage design. Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

How to design a modern/slightly futuristic-looking application?

I was hoping to get some advice from some more experienced UI developers. I have been presented with a unique challenge by my customer, and I feel like I am failing. Specifically, they want a UI that ...
8
votes
4answers
10k views

How do I create a look & feel?

I'd like to first say that I have attempted to look through Google to find the answer to this though surprisingly, I get more about 'what' it is than 'how' to create a look & feel. I was a writer ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Practices for making visual ideas into real designs

As far as I can see, creating graphic design goes through two main steps. Coming with up an idea. Turning the idea into a real design. I find that I am stuck in the first step. I am new to graphic ...
40
votes
15answers
4k views

How do you break out of current creative mind sets?

Most designers hit a roadblock at one time or another. Few designers get those "dream" projects where they are allowed to create anything and everything they want. In most cases we all have to ...
5
votes
2answers
575 views

How to portray “confidence” and “reliability” in a brochure

I have to design a brochure for a client. I don't understand much of brand identity, but my client says his brochure should reflect the following: Professional It should not be the flavour of the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to combine pictures to relate them to the person who viewed these pictures?

I have a lot of video footage in first person view, dramatic scenery, and a photo of an old man. I want to combine them to make a background picture (1920 x 1080) that should transmit the message: ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to design a brochure for a programming competiton [closed]

I am a computer science student hosting a programming contest at our college. We need to design a nice brochure for the contest. I don't have any idea hot to create such a thing. All I know is how ...
6
votes
2answers
247 views

How can you turn a clients ideas for how they want their brand to be into graphical elements?

I have all the essentials, their vision statement, their mission statement, core values, target market, values... on and on. I am just having the hardest time trying to come up with graphical elements ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

Format (Index) to locate sketches in scrapbooks

I am looking to sit down diligently every day and sketch something in my Moleskine whether it be for work or fun to get a grasp on my own creation versus checking design blogs only. What I would like ...
10
votes
2answers
851 views

Branding a company that has no public identity

Ok, that title might seem a little strange, but I will try to explain. And I will say, I do know this is more of a discussion type question, and not a technical question. Hopefully I wont get down-...
7
votes
7answers
243 views

How do get what you want to say into such a few words?

It seems fairly well agreed that people glancing at a site won't read proper paragraphs, only bullet point lists. I'm really struggling how to say all the things I want in a few bullet points... it ...
1
vote
4answers
319 views

Need help with logo concept [closed]

I'm given this slogan to work with: "Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause, & Unwind". And I need to visually represent what this slogan conveys. This logo is for a library association. Since I'm working ...
2
votes
2answers
327 views

Example of “technology trade”

I am trying to design a web template for my client. I designed a simple template too. but i got the following response from my client. We need to do a lot of modification though the color scheme ...