In the dynamic tapestry of the digital landscape, Web3 looms as the next frontier. But the buzzword isn’t just “decentralization.” It’s human-centric decentralization. As we ride the wave of this digital revolution, we’re not just faced with the technicalities; we have the delightful challenge of designing systems that speak human while echoing the beats of blockchain. So, how do you prepare for the decentralized identity without overwhelming the very humans using it? Here’s the distilled wisdom from my years in the trenches: 1. Elevate User Sovereignty Decentralized identity means users are the primary controllers of their data. We are crafting the Experience (How): Design systems that require minimal data collection and store information on a blockchain, granting control and access primarily to the user. The Expert Note (Why):When users sense ownership, trust naturally follows. This gives confidence to users, ensuring their data is handled properly and effectively. As per a survey by PwC, 83% of consumers wish complete control over their data. 2. Craft the First ‘Hello’ The brilliance of Web3 should be a manageable puzzle for the everyday user. Crafting the Experience (How): Infuse the onboarding with clarity: visuals that speak, concise guides, and a logical, linear flow. The Expert Note (Why): Remember, a user’s […]
Japanese society has long-standing traditions that have shaped the Japanese for millennia. Specifically, colors have symbolic associations that appear in Japanese art, dress, and rituals. Many colors have maintained those meanings even as Japanese society rapidly changes. Drawing inspiration from nature and historical texts, Japanese color symbolism helps identify the emotional state or desires of those wearing or celebrating with certain colors.
Getting Favorable Results from Your Flyer The flyer is a great tool to reach out to your target audience. It’s an opportunity to introduce yourself to them. Here are tips to do just that: 1. Add your personal (or professional) brand. If you already have a personal brand (or a professional brand for your business), incorporate it into the overall design of the flyer. This will help people recognize your name, product or service instantly. If you’re creating a flyer for an established individual or company, check their brand guidelines and work with their branding tools such as brand color, logos, and fonts. Having a flyer that is cohesive to your brand will boost your marketing efforts. It will also show consistency and make it more memorable for your target audience. 2. Add a call to action. You’ve done a great job on your design and you’ve nailed your copywriting. It’s time to seal the deal. More often than not, all you need to do is ask. The call-to-action approach is a tried-and-tested marketing concept. It’s easy to do yet often overlooked. If you want the viewers of your flyer to do something, then simply ask them. Call-to-action words like “visit us […]
Composing the Content of Your Flyer For a flyer to do its job correctly, it must be both well-designed and well-written. The art of the flyer and its copy must work hand-in-hand to produce an effective print advertising tool. If you fail on either task, you’ve basically wasted your resources. Content is important to sustain the attention of the people enticed by the visual design of the flyer. What they see may be the first thing that catches their attention, but what they read will make or break the intent of the flyer. If you disregard your flyer’s content, then you’re missing out on a lot of opportunities. That’s something you simply can’t afford. Here are tips on how you can capitalize on the content of your flyer making its overall design more relevant and compelling. 1. Strategize your content. Plan and write your content carefully. What are the details you must prioritize? If you have an extra space to fill, what sort of information would you like to impart to your readers? Set aside some time to list and trim down your copywriting ideas. Pinpoint the pieces of information that must be included in the content, making sure that […]
I consider myself to be a very fancy person. But lately, I’ll choose comfort over style most days. If I brush a few coats of mascara on my eyelashes in the morning before work, I feel dressed up. Still, there are moments when even the least fancy among us want something just a little bit more so. Enter Chambre de Sucre. I admit, that I was somewhat skeptical at first glance. Fancy sugar? Fancier tea? I’ll stick to my Earl Gray with lemon, please and thank you. But when I received a package by post filled with tiny packets of beautiful sugars, I could feel the tides begin to turn. I think I had something of a fancy epiphany. The tea blends from Chambre de Sucre are delightful. The No. 104 is my favorite: a blend of organic white tea leaves, rose petals, and chrysanthemum blossoms. I couldn’t bear to hide away the leaves in my white tea pot, so I brewed a cup in my french press instead. It’s a tea that’s almost as delightful to watch brew as it is to drink, and that’s saying something. Then there are the sugars. Erring on the side of simple, I most loved […]
Do you always want to create a fun, themed breakfast for your kids at the holidays, but feel like you never have the time? Well, here is the answer to all of your problems! ? You can whip up these delicious pumpkin pancakes in no time and top them with cute (and SUPER easy) whipped cream ghosts. Your kids will think you’re the most fun mom ever and it won’t take up your whole day. Halloween Breakfast: My Favorite Pumpkin Pancake Recipe with Whipped Cream Ghosts Recipe type: Breakfast Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Ingredients 1½ cups milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon salt Instructions In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. […]
Templates and Tips Flyers are considered the jack-of-all-trades of marketing print design. They start as a blank canvas and are adaptable to be whatever they need to be – an advertisement, an invitation, or an announcement. They are used for whatever creative and marketing purpose you need to promote an event or announce a public message. Flyers are everywhere. You see them on community bulletin boards, in your mailbox, and in shop windows. It’s also not uncommon to see them trampled on the street, in the trash, or buried under a pile of notes on a table. However, if the flyers do their job right, they can catch the attention of your intended market and get them to take action. The adaptability of flyers works well in tailoring them for marketing purposes. For designers, having skills in flyer design is a handy tool to keep and master. But, what makes an effective flyer? What tips and techniques should you implement to produce a well-designed one? Here are failsafe tips on making a flyer – from conceptualizing the design and copywriting the ad, to distributing the copies. Creating and Designing Your Flyer Creating an eye-catching and relevant flyer can be tough, […]
It is said, “In Japan, God is in the details.” This is something I immensely like about the people of Japan. Despite being the fastest-paced, most technologically advanced nation on earth, they have still retained sensitivity to the spiritual forces of the natural world. They manage to fuse daily 21st-century life with the reverence for divinity. It is a very poetic way to live. Climbing up the stairs to the Nenbutsu-Ji temple, I could say that God is in the sunlight that filters down to land on the twelve hundred stone buddas, and I would be right. Or, I can be more concrete and say God is in the intricate simplicity of the Daigo-Ji Temple where I went next and still I would be right. In Kyoto, the thing about beauty is you just absorb it. In some places on earth, this is more difficult than in others. But in Kyoto, it is exceptionally easy. From the moment you enter its temples and shrines, you feel the tranquility flowing through every beam and every rock until each step taken becomes a walking, breathing meditation. Although Kyoto is now a fragment of its former self it is easy to see why […]