Bryan Taylor

The Farce that is Human-Centered Design (HCD)

The very nature of design demands that we consider an end user and his or her experience with our work. If you haven't been practicing human-centered design all along, you've been doing it wrong.

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Josiah Martens

Why Rapid Prototyping is an Integral Part of the Design Process

Rapid prototyping allows you to get your hands on a version of your design ASAP, which, in turn, allows you to discover shortcomings in your initial concept — and brainstorm solutions.

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Kristen França

Why Listening Matters

Our job is to learn everything that we can about our clients and their worlds so that we can help them to the best of our ability. And the way that we do that is by listening.

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Bryan Taylor

Good Design is Timeless

Timeless design is something that we're forever chasing and very rarely capturing. It doesn't succumb to passing trends. It feels accessible and elegant at the same time. It's simple, but not simplistic. Perhaps most importantly, it honors the fundamentals of our craft.

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Kristen França

How HCD Took the Wind Out of Our Flag Project

That awkward moment when you realize that there's no such thing as a design project that isn't human centered.

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Bryan Taylor

The Farce that is Human-Centered Design (HCD)

The very nature of design demands that we consider an end user and his or her experience with our work. If you haven't been practicing human-centered design all along, you've been doing it wrong.

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Bryan Taylor

The Bard, Part 3: Ideate, Make, Shoot, Post, Engage

How the Bard meets our needs as a dynamic agency (and helps us to meet those of our clients) in an ever-changing creative landscape.

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Bryan Taylor

The Bard, Part 2: A Salvaged History

Ninety percent of the materials used in the Bard’s construction were salvaged from other forgotten stories, which means that Drawn's new space is steeped in history and rich with texture. Just like the agency itself and each of our clients, our building has a story.

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Bryan Taylor

The Bard, Part 1: Casting the Dream

Shakespeare's Juliet once asked, "What's in a name?" In our building's case, quite a lot. Here's the story (and philosophy) behind Drawn's new HQ, told in three parts.

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Dala Botha

Why Design Matters

Whether you're working with plenty of time and an unlimited budget or quite the opposite, there's a lot more to effective design than vectors.

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Bryan Taylor

The Democracy of Design

"We the people" have the power to drive good design — whether we know it or not.