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Developing and Sharpening Your Design Sense


How does one develop a taste for "good game design?" What is a strong creative aesthetic? What does it mean to have a "good sense" about the design and direction of a game? Is it a skill that can be developed and honed? Yes, it's called design sense! It is a skill you can learn and is valuable to anyone working on a game! Evan Nikolich discusses how he has developed and sharpened his design sense over his nearly 20 year career. Detailed examples are drawn particularly from Destiny and Apex Legends where Evan has spent the last 6+ years in Creative and Design Director roles. The aim is to speed you along your journey to develop a killer design sense with practical methods that can be implemented into your everyday work.

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