5 Design Lessons Your Tutor Won’t Teach You

Sometimes I wish I had a real time machine, just like in Back to the Future. I would go back to 1999 when I started university and tell myself some of the key things I’ve learnt during my 10+ years of creating and designing products. Unfortunately there is no Delorean here for me to do that, so instead I’m giving that advice to aspiring designers who are still students. Here are five things that your tutor probably won’t teach you about design.

Design for Smartwatches: An Introduction

Last year Apple finally announced the Apple Watch, which is due to be released in the next couple of months. As the last major player to launch a smartwatch, wearable technology will soon become as common as the iPhone.
Just like mobile devices, wearables have specific design principles which I will be exploring over a series of posts. In this post I will start by introducing the various design concepts for creating on smaller screens.