5 Times Drake Showed Us What Design Really Is, Take A Look
Drake’s OVO label, which stands for “October’s Very Own,” was inspired by his October 24 birthday. It also symbolizes his annual performance at OVO Fest, OVO Sound Radio, a fashion brand, and ties to the Toronto Raptors, in addition to being his music company.
The owl logo has a strong visual identity due to its black and gold color scheme. What’s more impressive is how he takes this brand beyond appearances. People are quickly adopting his confident brand’s tone and vocabulary, coining words like “YOLO” and “The Six.” His photo poses and gestures have even affected the way people pose for photos these days.
In February 2009, Drake released So Far Gone, which introduced him to a much wider mainstream audience. The songs Best I Ever Had and Successful are on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Best I Ever Had received a Grammy nomination. It received critical acclaim, winning awards such as Complex’s #3 Best Albums of 2009.
It was also a mixtape.
You won’t be able to gauge the success of your product until it’s in the hands of your customers. In many ways, So Far Gone was a prototype or minimum viable product. Prototypes allow you to get feedback and learn what works and what doesn’t just by coming up with something.
Drake is probably referring to other Canadian rappers who have had some success before him, but not as successful as he has so far, given the context of the previous words in these lyrics.
Drake has referenced this idea twice in his songs so far, indicating that it is important to him. The same should be true for anyone trying to innovate. A timely solution does not always imply that it is effective. To be first to market, great design does not sacrifice quality in factors such as functionality, user experience, or aesthetics.
This line’s view of Drake’s credibility due to his popularity and success may seem arrogant. But what does it say about how we often fail to ask “why?” on things that are widely accepted as the status quo is okay.
It’s easy to stick to the way things have always been done, especially when it comes to problems or obstacles. Better procedures and solutions can be discovered by stepping back and asking questions. Or it will just confirm that the existing method is the best and that things are the way they are for a reason.
5. User experience and engagement
Drake wouldn’t have amassed what he does if he made complex or unrelated music.
Any designer would tell you that simplicity and clarity are key. When consumers look at a poster or check out a new app, the time they have to stay engaged is really limited. People have short attention spans and have little patience for designs that don’t immediately capture them, especially in today’s fast-paced environment. That’s why high-quality user adoption, engagement, and retention designs and tactics are just as vital as the final product design.
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