Sunday, 29 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
I am predominantly right brained and i know what makes a good design 'good' and a bad design 'bad'. My current project involves convincing ppl that the User Interface Elements i design is in conjection with project demands and user liking, which in most cases is just the opposite. I happen to lead the project and that makes it far more complicated because i am now trying to convince my designers and my client. Its like justifying murder to two sets of layers who are arguing against each other. Confusing??......that how it is when trying to do designs for a client who is so damn left brained!!
Trying to visually satisfy clients is by far the most challenging of tasks to a designer, i've tried and tested a few novel approaches.
- Guage his sense of dressing, a good indicator of the type of person he is. A well dressed person is slightly easier to deal with and normally has some design sense
- His desktop, a dull boring windows default desktop indicates a bad artistic sense
- His legacy system, a very good indicator! A visually good system, then your dealing with somebody with good design sense
- His mobile/mp3, an upto date gadget; then somebody with enough understanding of technology and awareness about latest design style
There are a few more ways i try to judge ppl but again, im being very subjective and am not right at times.
By the way, my present client dresses very badly but has a very good sense of color; that makes my life more miserable since he does not understand design but understands the colors used in these designs.
His legacy system is designed very well but has bad color schemes :( now how the hell should i judge this guy??
His mobile was created during the stone ages but has the latest iPod touch! Now, thats what i call extremeee.
I've been at loggerheads with him for so long now that i have decided to tell him this:
"No great thing is created suddenly."- Epictetus