In the world of design we all tend to have our processes and approaches that rule how we craft our work. This is essential for most of us in the field to have in place. Our own systems that we have spent years honing and developing down to less of an art, and more of a routine. We do this so that we have an order by which we can methodically craft our designs without letting any little things slip through those proverbial cracks. Our processes tend to be a series of steps that help us cover all of our bases. But this can also prove to have a negative impact on our work.
Over time, our design processes begin to take on somewhat of a puzzle feel. The routines dissect the design into different pieces, and each element gets handled on an individual basis by and large. This can leave the various elements feeling disconnected from each other rather than having that uniformity and complementary flow we tend to be going for. This is not to say that the designs will be ineffective or lack any sense of unity, just that there will be some element of clunkiness to it as the elements more fit together like pieces of puzzle than flow together.
But how do we find our way to those more organic designs that come together with this sense of complete unity? Hopefully this post can help. Below is a discussion of tips that one can follow which can lead our designs towards these paths of elevated potential