Should I be trendy?

over 8 years ago from Tevi Hirschhorn, UX Designer

  • Tevi HirschhornTevi Hirschhorn, over 8 years ago

    Totally agree - some good comments here.

    It's not that I want to necessarily throw all the current trends in. This project needs to show that it's modern and new to be taken seriously. If it looks 5 years old, it will fail. Miserably. Photoshop grain, drop shadows and chrome are so dead.

    I tried explaining that to the client, but he insisted...

    I guess I'm just going to have to make the best of it.

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    • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, over 8 years ago

      It's also worth noting that most digital designs only live 1-2 years before being redesigned. So, even though this goes against what I said earlier, sometimes current trends are good, as long as you are also attempting to forecast the next two years.

      Unfortunately sometimes a project is a project and you simply do it to get paid :( but I still suggest doing whatever you can to help educate the client and properly provide a solid solution for the problem at hand. Even showing other, current designs as a comparison to what the client is referencing (hint: you don't have to show other sites/apps in the same field, for example banks and universities always have sucky design, so if designing for a bank why would you inspect what other banks are doing? Check out and reference similar industries that are doing it well!)

      Good luck!

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