Learning to See Material Honesty on the Web

Two exceptional essays on web design and user experience. Oliver Reichenstein’s “Learning to See”:

In general, more advanced design is also less visible unless you’re looking for it. The customer doesn’t need to be bothered with the sketching and production of the object in order to use it. What the customer wants to understand is how the product is supposed to be used. There, the designer should aim to be as transparent as possible.

Kevin Goldman’s “Material Honesty on the Web”:

After the concepts are resolved through pen sketching, designers can work honestly with clients and design in the browser to bring the visual ideas and prototypes to life.