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3. Defining Your Basic Unit

James Cabrera

(1)Holbrook, New York, USA

Now that we’ve made decisions around our fonts, colors, and general hierarchy principles, it’s time to do some actual design. Design always begins at the essence of your product. That means getting down to the bottom of whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish, and figuring out what pieces you need to put together to achieve that goal.

In this chapter we are going to understand the essence of what a basic unit should be by analyzing examples, learn a process on how we can architect our own basic unit, and then go through a practical example – essentially forming the basis ...

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