The Text Method for determining visual hierarchy

A colleague recently came to me with a question about an existing web project that he had “inherited”. His question was about heading levels. HTML only has six, and this project had way more than six. If you removed the headings, there would be very little content left. Due to various constraints, he had limited […]

Not all design opinions are created equal

People have opinions about everything. You’d think that after almost 30 years in design, I would get used to that fact. But sometimes it’s hard. Many people either forget or don’t realize that design is a legitimate field of study. There are things you can learn and understand about design that others don’t, just like […]

Design review means asking questions

As design leaders/managers, our tendency during design reviews is to express our opinion of the work. This seems logical enough, as our opinion of the work can be—and for experienced design leaders, often is—relevant, depending on the context and the reviewer’s experience. Even so, it can be helpful to be mindful of this tendency, and […]