‘What you see is what you get.’ ‘Seeing is believing.’ ‘I can’t believe my eyes.’ The role that vision plays in our existence and culture is a central one, evidenced by how sayings like these have made it into our everyday rhetoric.
You’ve probably read posts like this before. Maybe you’ve even written a post or two about design yourself. The answer’s always the same old story, to “build quality content, and visitors will convert”. While there’s truth that high quality content typically performs better, this idea alone doesn’t give you the full picture.
Websites employ psychological techniques to influence the behaviour of their users. Drawing on decades of academic research that explains how our mind works and how we make decisions, designers can use subtle triggers to make users pay attention, sign up to a new service, make it more likely they buy a product, spend more, or even create a new habit.
Everyone knows: there is not the second chance to make the first impression. In the sphere of digital products, this eternal truth works in terms of high competition and incredible diversity. No doubt, some zones of the webpage or mobile screen are particularly important and effective in this aspect.
Troels Carlsen moves from painting to collage to sculpture in his brand new show, “Otherworld,” at V1 Gallery’s sister space, Eighteen, in Copenhagen. The Danish-born artist, who we have written about many times on the site and print mag before, and recently did a studio visit with, has been making paintings of animals and humans, as well as collage works, for years now.
There is, quite likely, nobody in the tiny house movement who embodies the “making lemons into Lemonade” mantra better then Jenn Baxter. While it would be understandable that she would be bitter and even a bit angry after what happened to her famous tiny house; instead, she proudly tells her story of loss and redemption, …