What is Professional Design

Did you know that behind every great professional design is a grid holding it together?  Not to be confused with a tabular grid that displays data but rather a traditional grid, a framework of spaced bars that are parallel to or cross each other. Grids, within the context of Grid Theory, lay the foundation for spacial architecture and provide overall structure within design. As a matter of fact, the concept of dividing the elements of a composition extends all the way back to the mathematical ideas established by Pythagoras and his followers, who defined numbers as ratios rather than single units. And it’s those ideas that are relevant and can be applied to todays sophisticated BI dashboards.

Grid Theory

In our latest episode of UX TV, Chris Allen a Senior Designer at Data Meaning, reviews a case study of how Grid Theory was applied to improve a client’s designs. He also puts some handles around theory and demonstrates how you could set up your content on a grid in order to capitalize on key areas where the eye naturally gravitates towards.

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