“I believe that for a piece of interactive design to be deemed successful, the designer must always consider the end-user when making any decision. While aesthetics are an important factor, an interactive design process that has compromised functionality and usability for the sake of eye-candy can never be considered a success. That said, I am not a fan of design that lacks character and appreciate the visual quirks within a project, which I feel are small representations of the designer. I consider the website I designed for the Fís Film Project a good example of interactive design that is accessible to the user, despite employing a bold and striking visual language.”
Eric Lynch is a graphic designer from Dublin, Ireland. He is about to complete his final year in the Visual Communication Design programme at the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) in Dun Laoghaire. He has worked for a number of Irish design studios and institutions, as well as working independently on freelance projects.