Interview

Gil Huybrecht

Growing through the Power of Design

February 8, 2019
Interview
February 8, 2019

Gil Huybrecht

Growing through the Power of Design

We felt extremely lucky talking with Gil. Lots of useful Design thoughts in our new talk:

My name is Gil Huybrecht, designer, skater & teacher.

I love helping brands, companies and organisations connect with their audience through good design. Good design is good business and I find that there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a company grow through the power of design. In a minimalistic and customer oriented way I solve design problems on the daily for companies across the globe.

In my spare time I skateboard, and have been since I was 12. The main thing skateboarding taught me is that failure is a chance to learn from your mistakes and that you’re never done learning new things. Skateboarding is just the best.»

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My name is Gil Huybrecht, designer, skater & teacher.

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User Interviews

Weak interface solutions is one of the modern Internet’s current problems. Users that see imperfections regularly may not notice them, but then they encounter another website that has a better design and realize that the first one was not that good. It is this fact that pushes major organizations to experiment with the design of their website interface and make a complete redesign. Does my website need a redesign? And what tools are used to create an intuitive and user-friendly interface?

  1. Absence of targeted traffic.
    Your site neither attracts targeted traffic nor attracts enough traffic. The lack of targeted traffic is one of the first reasons to change the current website interface.
  2. Changing the principles or business objectives of a company.
    Structural changes in the company’s business goals lead to interface redesign. Such changes are especially relevant in a situation where a non-commercial site has to occupy a niche in commercial sites field.
  3. The desire to accentuate the content.
    Websites are often created without the properly structuralized content. For this reason, a huge number of sites are not adapted for users and search engines. The search for the necessary content turns into a test. Content accentuation makes the necessary information easily accessible.

Weak interface solutions is one of the modern Internet’s current problems. Users that see imperfections regularly may not notice them, but then they encounter another website that has a better design and realize that the first one was not that good. It is this fact that pushes major organizations to experiment with the design of their website interface and make a complete redesign. Does my website need a redesign? And what tools are used to create an intuitive and user-friendly interface?

  • the research of target audience and development of the user path based on the data provided by research,
  • the development of target audience-oriented content,
  • the development of content-oriented interface.

Products, vision, teams, clients. How do you stay focused?

Products, vision, teams, clients. How do you stay focused?

It definitely can be tough at times, and the balance is never perfect (but that's life in general eh?).

There are really two coping mechanisms here that I typically lean on:

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Gil Huybrecht’s commenting the project:
I chose my favourite pastel colors for the project to add softness to a clean design. Big bold titles grab attention, sans-serif fonts convey the fealing of soft cosy furniture.
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Building creative confidence: David Kelley at TED 2012
Stephen’s Workspace space in a trailer
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Don’t use too many images either because the email will be slow and they might not show everywhere. Don’t be predictable but also don’t make it too complicated. This is rather a tip for your communication style that can help you to build better relationships and improve your reputation as a professional.

FAQs

I already have a website and it is structured in a wrong way. Is it worth creating a structure with new pages or should I restructure the old ones?

This question cannot be answered without a complete analysis of the current site structure. We can conclude which of the options will be cheaper and easier to implt only after the analysis.

I already have a website and it is structured in a wrong way. Is it worth creating a structure with new pages or should I restructure the old ones?

This question cannot be answered without a complete analysis of the current site structure. We can conclude which of the options will be cheaper and easier to implt only after the analysis.

Article Sources

  1. CareerFoundry, Youtube video “How To Conduct User Interviews Like A Pro (UX Design)” , April 18, 2019
  2. Inviosn Blog, article “Visual Hierarchy”
  3. Smashing Magazine, article “A Brief Guide About Competitive Analysis”, August 30, 2018
  4. https://www.martyneumeier.com/
  5. Nielsen Norman Group, article “When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods”, October 12, 2014

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