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What Can Experience Designers Learn from Pixel Art?

Posted by Aron Lawrence |28 Apr 15 |

April 28, 2015

There’s a timeless appeal to creating something great out of simple pieces.

Minecraft players will frequently create truly remarkable scenes using just with the basic LEGO-like tools of the game. At the other end of the spectrum, a photo-realistic cityscape can be made with Element 3D, a plugin for the popular motion graphics program After Effects, within a span of a few minutes. It’s technically impressive and, if handled correctly, it can pass for actual footage shot from a helicopter. On the other hand, it lacks the character and personality of a real shot.

Creating a much more rudimentary scene block-by-block in Minecraft can take years. Looking at it, one can…read more
By Aron Lawrence