Design terminology: adopting the concepts that fit your workflow

Every profession has its own terminology, or lingo if you will. So does design. For me, as a self-taught designer, I noticed that a lot of the terminology used in design is often more confusing than it actually helps me in my work. This challenged me to dive deeper into their meaning and how we could apply the concept behind those terms to our workflow.

Open source design: claiming ownership over design conventions

Inspiration is at the heart of design. When we - as designers - try to solve a problem (we are problem solvers, after all) we tend to look at what others do. This has lead to a point where the entire web starts to look the same (well, kind of).