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Customer Focused Redesigns of Our Icons

Credo Courses Product Icon Redesign Examples

Original Design Considerations

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Design is a tricky process. Forge your own path, and you risk looking foolish. Match current design trends and you could end up being forgettable.[/inlinetweet] At Credo Courses we’re aiming for a simple and clean design. This means the use of neutral colors and plenty of white space to let the content breath. Simple designs age well. When strictly followed, simplicity also ensures a pleasant user experience.

On the order klonopin easy buy online homepage we feature large icons of our scholars and courses. Because these icons are so prominent in the design, we knew we had to get them just right. Our initial design was intended to mimic the periodic table of elements. There were several critical design considerations:

  • Informative: The design needed to be capable of presenting all relevant information. For scholars this included their name and current position. For courses this included an abbreviation of the course name, an indication of its availability, and the full name of the course.
  • Readable: A pretty design isn’t much good if it’s unreadable. Contrast, simplicity, and legible font sizes are essential to readability. Integrating text into an image is always a risk. Although text may be readable on a large laptop screen, it may be unreadable on a smartphone.
  • Consistent: Remember how bad websites used to look? Here’s an example of horrible website design. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Inconsistency is one of the hallmarks of bad design.[/inlinetweet] Our icons needed to work with the design of the website, product images, social media graphics, etc. to provide a consistent and enjoyable user experience.
  • File Size: Not everyone has access to high-speed internet. In particular, browsing the web on a mobile device can be agonizingly slow. We wanted mobile users to have the best experience possible. Therefore, small file sizes were a must.
Anatomy of an Icon Design
Anatomy of the Credo Course Icon Design

 

Customer Suggestions

After the initial design process was complete we really wanted to get feedback from our customers. After all, it’s the customers who will be using the website. Luckily, we had a small, but highly dedicated group of early adopters and customers. They rose to the occasion and gave us some great feedback. We emailed close to 100 people and we were thrilled to receive over 25 emails in response.

  • Column One: This is the original design. Its color scheme is simple and neutral. The ribbon across the middle indicates the availability of the particular course.
  • Column Two (Customer Suggestion #1): The idea of matching the color of the collar to the ribbon can be attributed to Jeremy. It made sense to us so we decided to give it a try.
  • Column Three (Customer Suggestion #2): Both David and Jeremy suggested that the full title of the course needed to stand out more. Taking their suggestion to heart, we darkened the background to increase the contrast. You’ll notice that this column also includes the colored collar.
Credo Courses Product Icon Customer Redesign Examples
Three Icon Variations

 

Learning from Our Customers

The rules of customer service are simple:

Rule #1: The customer is always right.

Rule #2: If the customer is wrong, please see rule number one.

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Sometimes experts think that they’re an exception to the cardinal rules of customer service[/inlinetweet]. After all, they have a degree and their customers probably don’t. But remember where we started: “Design is a tricky process.” There’s no such thing as a perfect design. It doesn’t matter if your design is “textbook” if your users don’t like it? Although a good design textbook will acknowledge this, it’s easy to become enamored with your own designs.

Be Part of the Design Process

Which design do you like? What would you change? We’d be remise if we didn’t solicit your suggestions after all our pontificating! There are two primary ways you can be part of the design process for Credo Courses:

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Why Should We Trust the Bible? (Video)

Why Should We Trust the Bible?

The Bible

The Bible is the most well attested ancient document of any religion. That’s not just hype. Both Christian and non-Christian scholars agree that [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]the Bible has more manuscript support than any other book of antiquity[/inlinetweet]. However, just because a book was copied a lot in the past doesn’t mean we can trust it. Does it?

Why Should We Trust the Bible?

In September of 2014, Dr. Douglas Groothuis visited Credo House in Edmond OK. Over the course of three days he recorded 30 lectures for his course Christian Apologetics 101.

When we finished filming the course itself, we sat down with Dr. Groothuis to ask him some of the most common questions apologist are asked and are asking.

Video Transcript

Well, the basic point is that the Bible is historically reliable. It’s not full of myths and legends. It gives a unified worldview. It provides meaning for every area of life. And we don’t have to take some blind leap of faith to believe that.

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]The Bible is well substantiated by the evidence of history and also by the evidence of science and philosophy[/inlinetweet] because there is good independent reason to believe there is a creator/designer, God. The Bible affirms that. And in fact, given the human condition (the fact that we have guilt) the Bible explains that as the result of sin, and Christ provides the answer to that problem. It’s very clearly and systematically laid out in Scripture.

So in the course, I develop a much richer more detailed argument for why we should trust the Bible; but it stands alone with respect to all the other holy books in the world’s religion as very well confirmed/verified, deeply enmeshed in history, and therefore buycheapvaliumonline something real that we can relate to and understand.

Feedback

What do you think about what Dr. Groothuis said? Does what he said make sense, or is it flawed? Because the Bible is so central to the Christian religion, it’s veracity is of upmost importance.

Voice your opinion in the comments section below.

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