This week in #nudenotes: 11 Feb 2019

Kick-starting this week’s retrospective, here are some inspirational Sketch Quotes, to help you to push past that Monday feeling.

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Value In Design - Part 1

In the creative business everyone, talks about value.

We all know that values are hooks for potential consumers, but how many of us actually know what value means?

It’s so subjective, right!?


Once you speak the language of value, you can leverage it to create better design solutions and have a happier, smoother design process.

I’ve reworked some old university notes into this breakdown of value.

You can check out the full article here.


This week’s recap notes: Mindsets of Design Thinking
Based on a random pin I came across on Pinterest - not sure who to credit!

Design Thinking is one of the reasons that I get up every day.

This explanation of Design Thinking really resonated with me, and helps to describe why and how I work the way that I do.

Show, don’t tell: storytelling using another method. Not just using words, but visual aids, for a more inclusive way of sharing valuable information, whether it’s part of a product’s design, a company’s brand, or even a nudenote.

Radical collaboration: ultimately, we’re all in this together. To get a more honest, true reaction to design, people need to work on it as a team.

Bias towards action: this is common sense, but so many companies and designers have a tendency to procrastinate and spend too long on projects. Just do.

Mindful process: engage your brain! Be empathetic and considerate: who are you designing for? What are you trying to achieve? How will you achieve it?

Culture of prototyping: to see whether a design works, it needs to be tested.

Human-centred: following on from the culture of prototyping, designs need to be tested on people for the most accurate predicted reactions from your audience.


This week's #booknotes , part 8 of my notes on Creative Strategy and the Business of Design by Douglas Davis - What They Say Versus What We Hear

You talkin' to me?

Here’s some useful info on reaching your target on behalf of the brand.

More on how to obtain a greater understanding of the connections between your brand and target audience.

This will help you reach your audience on a deeper level to deliver better business solutions.

Buy the book here.


Value In Design - Part II

In part one, I broke ‘value’ down into categories, taking the subjective term of adding value and making it more objective.

In part two, I outline the next steps: creating a value ratio, the impact of design, value engineering and the problem of 'adding value'.

This should help to improve your ability to discuss and harness the power of value with your own designs, by focusing on values that resonate with your consumers or clients.

Stay tuned for more information about value, and check out Part I of Value in Design here.


DIY nudenotes

Here’s a little DIY project I’ve been working on this weekend, with a little help from  @geekydactyl and @buffygeekcat.

I still need to find giant doors to hide the mess, but stage 1 of Operation Pantry is complete.

To think it all came from a quick sketchnote, and a little IKEA hacking.


That was this week in nudenotes - come back next Sunday for another recap post.

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Until next time… In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good morning and good night.