Slava Shestopalov

Design manager at Bolt, public speaker, educator

Slava Shestopalov

Design manager at Bolt, public speaker, educator

Slava Shestopalov

Human eye vs. math in user interfaces

Modern digital design is a world of grids, components, and systems, where everyone tends towards uniformity, pixel precision, and alignment. However, we deal with one of the most incredible and weird “devices” — the human eye. That’s why it’s crucial to understand how we, people, perceive different shapes, colors, and sizes if you want to create clear and eye-pleasing interfaces. We’ll talk about the following:
— balancing differently-shaped elements (icons and logos);
— aligning graphics and text;
— designing well-balanced sets of icons;
— why a circle might not be “round” enough;

The speech will be based on real-life examples and practicality.

About

Slava is a designer from Ukraine, based in Berlin. As a journalist by education, he became a designer (almost) accidentally over 11 years ago. Since then, he has been always trying to push the limits of his profession and build bridges between related areas rather than specializing in a single thing.

Slava works as a Design Manager at Bolt (https://bolt.eu), a product company that strives for improving affordable mobility. He curates courses on design at Projector Institute (https://prjctr.com/), is a visiting lecturer in German and Ukrainian universities, and writes a blog (https://shestopalov.medium.com/). Slava’s experience includes projects in the oil and gas, EdTech, LegalTech, and FinTech domains. He is a promoter of participatory design and web accessibility.