Typography is an integral part of UX design, and thus an absolute must-have for UX design interns. Not only does it help distinguish visual elements and catch the gaze of users, but it also creates a lasting impression and an aesthetically pleasing experience to users. To help UX design interns get acquainted with typography and its various tools, we’ve compiled a useful guide to get you started.
Before diving into specific tools, it’s important to understand the essentials of typography. This includes the basics such as understanding kerning, tracking, leading, and font types. Kerning is the amount of space between two characters. Tracking refers to the spacings within a given line of letters, words and characters. Leading determines the amount of spacing between lines of text. It is important to understand these elements of typography to create legible and aesthetically pleasing designs.
Once the basics have been established, UX design interns will be able to use various tools to create wonderful typographic designs. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are probably the most popular and widely used tools for designing typography. Photoshop is ideal for designing layouts and includes some basic typography tools. Illustrator is perfect for creating logos and vector illustrations. InDesign is great for creating more complex layouts, images, and graphics. Then there are also websites like TypeWolf which provide step-by-step guides to help novices learn more about typography. While this list is far from exhaustive, it is a great way for UX interns to get their development started in typography and design.
UX design interns are undoubtedly well-versed in the essentials of design and composition, and should be familiar with the fundamentals of typography. Once these basics are understood, interns can use various tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and websites like TypeWolf to create wonderful typographic designs. With an understanding of typography as an integral part of UX design, UX interns will be able to create aesthetically pleasing experiences for users.