Thursday, June 4, 2015

Can a visual designer become a ux designer?

I know I've been writing mostly about exhibition that i'm going to, but today i want to start telling you my UX story. 

A year ago i decided that i want to do a change in my professional life and become a UX (user experience designer) but than i found out that there is a struggle between the visual designer in me to the more ux strategic. 

I decided after 4 years of been visual designer to go and learn the world of ux. 
i went to John Bryce and i learned for 4 months in the program of UXVISION by Tal Florentin. A new world was open to me, I understood that I can become a magician that can do the UX magic and know what my users are going to do, how they will behave what they are going to think.

But can i combine between my profession until now and the new knowledge that i got as a user experience designer?
People told me that ux designer is a ux designer and visual designer is a visual designer and you can't combine them both. Because of that i figure out that i need to lose my visual designer thinking and change my thoughts to be a ux designer thinking. I had a lot of struggle with that i said to myself "i'm a designer this is all i know, this is who i am". In the exercises i've been doing in class in the begining i had a really hard time to make my wireframes with no design, everything that i start doing got a design.  
I knew that i need to work on that. So i decided no more design leave that a said and work only with sketches of black lines on a white paper. But in the minute i moved to the computer i start designing again. 

In my head you can't separate the two professions, a good visual designer is a one that knows his users and who his designing for. So how can i separate the two and why?

I decided that if i can do magic why not making it big!?
If we can be creative why not use all your creative assets?
A person that i met in some job interview asked me how i can do both of the things, he said that most people can't do both because the the creative right brain is much stronger in visual designer and the left side of the brain is much stronger i user experience designers. I don't believe it's true a person can be strong in a lot of things in his life and why not do so if you can you just need to train. 

So what do i say if people ask me what is my profession? 
I answer that i am a Visual Ui/Ux designer :) 
and to explain it to a person that doesn't come from this world it's a whole another story... (to be continued...) 

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Trash People’ Exhibition by HA Schult

Hi Everyone,

I want to tell you about the world famous ‘Trash People’ Exhibition that showing in Ariel Sharon Park, just outside of Tel Aviv. The park, which itself is built on the Hiriya, what was Israel’s largest landfill site, and has been transformed into an ecological oasis, hosting the Trash People , a project by German artist HA Schult. The exhibition features 20 tons of iron, glass, computer parts and industrial waste, something only photos do justice.

Ha Schult installed his army of life sized trash people all over the world... 

On the ice in the Arctic at Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

In Rome...

in Gizeh, Egypt...

Next to Cologne Cathedral, Germany...

In the Matterhorn (On the border between Switzerland and Italy)...

On the Great Wall, China...

In St. Basil's Moscow

and now in Tel Aviv...

In 1969, Schult caught the attention of the world with his art action "Situation Schackstrasse." The happening consisted of covering a street in Munich with trash and paper, and police immediately arrested the artist. But that was only the beginning -- the projects grew as Schult changed urban venues. 

In 1976, he filled St. Mark's Square in Venice with old newspapers in an overnight action that surprised the authorities, Venetians and art lovers alike. In another work, for a car fetish show, he installed a mythical golden-winged Ford Fiesta on top of a column marking the entrance to the Cologne's City Museum, where it stands to this day. In New York, HA Schult hired a stunt pilot to 'crash' a Cessna into the garbage dump on Staten Island and, in 1983, he created a paper river in downtown New York, using old issues of the New York Times, with the North and South towers of the World Trade Center as a backdrop." His latest creation has been a Garbage Hotel set up in Spain made of beach debris.

It was in 1996, when German artist HA Schult, first came up with the idea of life–sized trash people as reflections of ourselves. The installation took more than six months and was done with the help of 30 assistants. The material for the project was collected at the municipal depot in Cologne, Germany. The "Trash People" are molded from tin cans, computers, car parts, plastics. Thus, the whole installation was made out of the waste we constantly produce every day. HA Schult delivers his picture of us, and our consequences to the planet. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post...

Don't forget to Design your world
Shir :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Free Wheel - Cyclepedia, Iconic Bicycle design

Hi everyone,

I would like to tell you about the exhibition "FREE WHEEL". The exhibition is a designed bicycles from the collection of "Michael Embacher". 
The bicycle exhibition presents about a hundred bicycles according to four cross-sections: time, content, technology, and of course, design. 

The exhibition provides visitors with a close look at one of the world's most unique objects - the bicycle, a personal means of transportation that since its invention has symbolized equal freedom of movement for all. In the past two hundred years since bicycles became established in their present configuration, their structure and operation have remained virtually unchanged - two wheels, a solid frame, handlebars, saddle, and a propulsion system comprising a chain, chain wheels, and pedals. In terms of shape and structure, they are offshoots of the human body, and enable optimal human-powered propulsion. This unique combination leads the tour of the exhibition through the bicycles and cyclists.

In the exhibition you can see 43 iconic bicycles from the private collection of Michael Embacher, an Austrian collector who has collected some 275 unique bicycles over the past decade.

In the space of the design museum we can see expanded historical continuum where visitors are able to trace the development of bicycles, cycling trends, and cycling fashion from the end of the sixteenth century to the present day. The Design Lab will presents the future of bicycles, both from a technological perspective and a new look at the diverse range of future bicycle users.

It's amazing to see how a transportation object as bicycle developed over the years and how design features become a use of functionality and not just something that makes the object prettier.  

you can see bellow some pictures that i took in the exhibition...

Don't forget to Design your world
Shir :)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Vatican museum

Hi everyone,

I didn't wre for a long time, this is the life of a Graphic designer busy... busy... busy...
I want to tell you about my last experience that took place in last October.
I visited one of the most artistic countries... Italy! I loved it so much..every moment that you turn your head you see art. For a person that loves art so much i tried to capture moments that will be an inspiration for me.
One of those moments was the Vatican museum. I was so exited to see how this place is going to look like.
Because i am Jewish i found myself not understanding what the stories in the paintings are all about, but still i could take inspiration from the technique and from the color pallets.

The Fresco technique is one of the most famous technique that represent artist as Raphael and Michelangelo.
Fresco is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid lime plaster. Water is used as the vehicle for the pigmentand, with the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall. The word fresco (Italian: affresco) is derived from the Italian Adjectivefresco meaning "fresh". Fresco may thus be contrasted with secco mural painting techniques, on plasters of lime, earth, or gypsum, or applied to supplement painting in fresco.

The most special room in all the Vatican was the Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. The bright colors with the realistic art gives the room a feeling of holiness.
The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling is a flattened barrel vault supported on twelve triangular pendentives that rise from between the windows of the chapel. The commission, as envisaged by Pope Julius II, was to adorn the pendentives with figures of the twelve apostles.
Michelangelo, who was reluctant to take the job, persuaded the Pope to give him a free hand the composition. The resultant scheme of decoration awed his contemporaries and has inspired other artists ever since. The scheme is of nine panels illustrating episodes from the Book of Genesis, set in an architectonic frame. On the pendentives, Michelangelo replaced the proposed Apostles with Prophets and Sibyls who heralded the coming of the Messiah.

I think that the Vatican museum is one of the most interesting art and history museums. It is an adventure through time. I recommend everybody that is getting to Rome to visit this amazing place.

I hope you enjoy today's post

Don't forget to Design your world
Shir :)

Some more pictures from our trip...


Sunday, September 8, 2013

The art of the bright colors

Hi everyone

I didn't write for a long time but today i have something special to talk about.

I saw an exhibition of an artist called Sigal Melinger. I have to say that i enjoyed it very much.

Sigal uses graphic design as art. She creates graphic paintings in the computer with graphic softwares such as Illustrator and Photoshop and after she printes them out on a canvas, she uses arclic paint to make peices in the drawing more visable.

The bright colors and the interesting color pallete gives the whole space a new look.

One of the exhobition that can get graphic designers really inspired.
This is a whole new thinking of combination of colors makes you think that you can use every color pallete, you just need to know how to make it astetic.

Sigal Melinger website:

Gallery adress: Ben Gurion st. Kfar Saba, Israel.

Design your world,

Shir :)  

Friday, August 9, 2013

The art of the break

I want to tell you about a special exhibition that i have been into.
The exhibition called The Art Of The Break. This amazing exhibition includes some 40 Lego sculptures by New Yorker Nathan Sawaya, an artist who uses Lego because he enjoys “seeing people’s reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar”.

The exhibition has some amazing sculptures, including PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, with some of the exhibits made up of between 15-25,000 Lego bricks!

One of the most amazing things i ever saw was a sculpture of dinosaor mad of 80,000 pices of lego.

If you are in Tel aviv this summer you sould go and see it, it's a really nice exhibition for the whole family.

I enjoyed to see how many things you can build from the breaks of Lego. I enjoyed to see how many textures you can make from the basic colors of the Lego breaks.

The basic pallete of colors reminds me a piece of art of Piet Mondrian and the style movment, from them i got most of my insperations for my designs.

I hope you all can get inspired too.

Design your world

Saturday, June 15, 2013

SHAREmyDesign shop

Hello everyone,

I decided to open a new store called "SHAREmyDesign".

The store create as a project called "SHAREmyDesign". 
"SHAREmyDesign" is a way of bringing my design to your home. All my designs created from a series of three posters that the common denominator between them is color. 
In my shop I'm selling series of trio posters that will change your space. All my posters created by me in graphical software as Photoshop and Illustrator and the photos were taken by me.

All you need to do after buying a series of posters is framing the posters and hang the series on the wall. I'm sure it will change your space completely.

You can see my designs in my shop:

There are two sizes for the posters:
1. 18 X 24cm / 7 X 9 1/2" - this is a size of a frame without *Pasparto.
2. 12X17cm / 4 3/4 X 6 3/4" - this is a size for frames with *Pasparto.

All posters were printed on a 300gr. chromo paper.
The posters do not include framing.

Help me SHAREmyDesign.

Thank you

** Pasparto is used to create internal frame depth for an image framed or for protection
from adhering the poster to the glass. Pasparto is intended solely for photographs of paintings and posters framed in a frame with glass.