Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen gets right down to the fundamentals of design in this fascinating back-to-basics series. He tackles real problems in real homes as he explores six themes: space, colour, light, texture and pattern, balance and order, and personality. In addition to his own in-depth knowledge of design principles, Laurence calls on a colour forecaster, psychologists and a perception specialist to explain and demonstrate the science behind the how and the why. Taking a real home where a design problem is all too apparent, he demonstrates some simple psychology and basic experiments in a design lab back at the studio and it's all done without knocking down walls or spending big bucks.
Grand Design are a Swedish band that formed in 2006 with an aim of producing 80s rock music with an up to date slant. Two of the bands members may be familiar to fans of heavier bands - Anders Modd and Richard Holmgren are both members of Wolf. "Idolizer" is the bands second album - their debut album, "Time elevation" was released in 2009 and experienced considerable success.
Viewers can expect to learn how to apply the basic principles of HTML and CSS (as ideas, not actual code), accessibility, responsive design, and usability, to their typography, use of color, layout, and design aesthetic. The creative exercise built into the format of the course (we will use the same content to create two visually different interior pages, both desktop and mobile) will help demonstrate the power of visual design in crafting distinctive user interfaces tailored to different brand design and esthetics.