Remote work lifesavers

Remote work lifesavers

Which tools have emerged as Lifesavers when working in Digital Media remotely? by Alessandro Gontay, Design Enterprise Studio Member, Feb 2021 Working in digital media during COVID-19 pandemic As the world recently faced the fast-spreading disease, COVID-19 or coronavirus, a lot of adjustments were made to the working culture in different fields, including the digital media area. The pandemic altered a lot of workers’ routine to a remote working set-up or a popular term for it, “working from home”. Some employees see remote working as a benefit, but some companies see it as a lackluster event or were not able to offer that capability due to lack of technology infrastructure. However, most events such as seminars, meetings, design competitions have now gone online successfully, proving that there are tangible ways to run virtual gatherings. In a digital media setting, many production teams had change their routine to remote working, not forgetting the need for them to also accustom the team to the new reality....
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Atomic Design

Atomic Design

Atomic design methodology by Donata, Design Enterprise Studio Member, Feb 2021If you read my previous post, you should already know what a design system is and what its benefits are. In this article I will explain the modular approach which is used as foundation of many design systems – the atomic design. Atomic design is a methodology for creating design systems and final products. It consists of atoms, molecules, organisms, templates and finally pages. Flashback to chemistry lectures? Hm, sort of! It’s not as complicated as it may sound though, and some people like to compare this approach to building with Lego blocks. Atoms are the smallest, basic, universal building blocks that can be used to build molecules at the later stage. You can think of them as HTML elements, but atoms can also include foundation elements like colour palettes, fonts, styling or animations. Molecules, like mentioned above, are atoms put together into fundamental units – components that can work on their own. Organisms are grouped...
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Design systems

Design systems

Understanding design systems Hello reader, my name is Donata, I am a current resident of Design Enterprise Studio and a freshly baked UI/UX designer at Newicon. In this blog post, I would like to explain to you what a design system is and what are its benefits in a digital world. This information should be found useful for both new designers/developers applying for jobs in the industry (as design systems are used by many companies already) and businesses, who are not having a design system yet.Design systems have been popular for a while now, but I have never heard about them until recently – or maybe I did, but never quite understood their goal before and simply ignored them... Many world leading brands, like Google, Apple, Spotify, Adobe, or IBM, have made their design systems public sharing their approach and contributing ideas to the digital community. Design systems – what are they? Put simply, a design system is a collection of key elements and...
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