Designs are not always about creating great arts, but it is also about finding inexplicable arts. An invisible design, on the other hand, is not just about hidden meanings and transparencies to the design projects, but it is also about creating a fully functional user-oriented project.
Invisibility In Design
Designs are what you see visually, but this does not mean that a design can’t be invisible. When it comes to the web, a design could mean the things that work or what just simply feel right. A design could also indicate that users would want to interact and engage while still knowing why.
According to Oliver Reichenstein, information Architect founder and director that good design is invisible. Screen designers mostly focus on maximum output and minimum input with minimal conscious thought. He also mentioned that most designers and engineers do not try to find the right solution but the best compromise.
For website creation, it is necessary to find a way to create a design that can communicate. A web page user interface should support instead of interfering with the message.
Most of the design and project management that you will need in creating your website will be within your reach. Keep in mind that the design you are making is not for you or other designers, but is created for your audience. Your audience will not notice spacing, colour theory, and typography, but what they will notice is whether the different things come together and are usable, interesting, and cohesive.
Kinds of Invisibility In Design
Invisible notifications and interactions. These are notifications that are not readily noticeable such as setting up an alarm on your phone.
Invisible aesthetics. This is how the designer creates a communication between the users and make them engaged with the app.
Techniques for Creating Invisible Aesthetic Design
Language and text. Your choice of language will allow your audience to feel the tone of what you are offering. This will be the basis of how you will communicate with your audience. Your language and text will show if your design is playful, formal or even comical. This will also show your emotion and certain actions in response. When creating this, you should consider the rhyme and rhythm.
Color. Colors make the life of any aesthetic design, but make sure to consider the palette and the choices you will make will drive your audience to perform the actions you want them to do. Your colour choices should create harmony, the right feel, and a sense of balance.
Typefaces. There are different types of typography that you can use which can add to the tone and feel of the project. From clean sans serif to complex black-letter typefaces. These texts can create identity and formality. But since there is a lot to choose from, you may feel confused as to what you want, you can probably choose simple serifs and sans serifs typefaces.
Images. Images refer to all media that includes photographs, animations, and videos. Check the images that you want to place in. Are these images with people? If there are people, how do they look like? Do the images bring colour and life? Analyse your choices and think if your audience will feel comfortable with them. Remember that certain videos or animations may be slow which may confuse your audience as to what the focus of the site is rather than just focusing on the image or message.
UI Elements and Icons. UI elements and icons work hand in hand with invisible design as this helps in delivering communication to users and the site. For instance, shopping cart icons for e-commerce sites provide a chance for users to view and choose items for checkout. There is no need to navigate from product selection to purchase because the elements are already set in place.
A few more techniques. There are still a lot of ways to improve your invisible design. This will include your text frames, drop shadows, spacing, underlines, and so on.
When creating a design make sure to apply these effects, your design should not stand out, but it should blend in to convey your message and goals. To understand more about Invisible Designs, call +44 (0)203 823 9033 and MLA Web Designs will help you learn more, or read up on how we work for web design and development here.
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