March 27, 2017

Water and Design

After celebrating World Water Day on March 22nd, we wanted to dedicate some words that depict the relationship between water and design. Water, believe it or not, is a relevant and important factor in design. For starters, we want to highlight that water is the source of all life on Earth. Without it, none of the abundant splendors in our world would exist. It's the water, the sea, the oceans, the rivers, the lakes, and the waterfalls that give life to the beautiful landscapes around the g...

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March 17, 2017

Communication vs. Design and Vice Versa

Communication is the exchange of thoughts and feelings through common codes between two or more speakers. This can be achieved through spoken or written language, sign language, and also through images, illustrations, and designs. So, let's think about the last job we made that didn't please our boss or client. Whose fault was it? What exactly was the problem? Nowadays, there are so many different ways to communicate. Here are some: Email—the most formal option. This is the most e...

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March 15, 2017

Ecstasy, the Opium of Design

"The term ecstasy, from Greek έκ-στασις (ekstasis), refers to the state of an overwhelming or intense feeling of joy, pleasure, admiration, etc., towards something or someone." Did you think we were talking about something else? Ha-ha, no. We are referring to creative ecstasy. This trance-like state happens when you feel a strong emotion towards a project you're passionate about, an idea you came up with, or an upcoming work you love. The state o...

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March 08, 2017

Creative Frustration

How many times do you experience a creativity block? To answer this we would have to start by briefly explaining what creativity is. A definition by Guildford (1952) states that "In its narrow sense, creativity refers to the abilities that are characteristic of creative people, such as fluidity, flexibility, originality and divergent thinking". What happens whenever we feel uninspired or stuck? This is called "creative frustration." How do we end up here? When we constantly repeat the same...

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