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7 Fundamental Design Principles You Can Learn From Star Wars [Infographic]

7 Fundamental Design Principles You Can Learn From Star Wars [Infographic]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this month. Fans are beyond pumped to see their favorite characters from the original trilogy reprise their roles.

Seeing some friendly old faces isn’t the only reason why fans are looking forward to the new movie. Leading up to the movie’s release, there has been a lot of media coverage about the new technology that will appear in The Force Awakens. After all, Star Wars is famous for its innovative design. The special effects in the original Star Wars film were groundbreaking for 1977.

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The prequel trilogy; however, was met with a much more lukewarm response. For many fans, it just didn’t have the magic of the original trilogy.

Many fans are happy that The Force Awakens will be returning to its roots by using less CGI and more practical effects, like puppetry, set and prop building. Clearly, director J. J. Abrams learned a thing or two from what made the original Star Wars trilogy so successful and timeless. High-tech isn’t always best. Sometimes it’s better to go back to the basics.

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Innovative special effects aren’t the only thing the original Star Wars trilogy had going for it. Along with the fantastic special effects, Episodes IV, V and VI also made masterful use of some very basic design principles that contributed to the visual excitement and drama of the films.

In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the team at Venngage took a look back at the original trilogy to see what it could teach us about design, and shared their findings in this infographic.

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Here are 7 design principles you can learn by watching Star Wars.

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[Infographic] Design With The Force

    Infographic by Venngage.

    Featured photo credit: Venngage via infograph.venngage.com

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    Last Updated on December 13, 2018

    12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

    12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

    Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

    A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

    1. Eat Before Heading Out

    First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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    2. Select The Treats

    Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

    3. Avoid Skipping Meals

    Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

    4. Drink With Moderation

    It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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    5. Be Active

    You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

    6. Get Out Of The House

    Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

    7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

    Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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    8. Set Realistic Goals

    You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

    9. Enjoy Yourself

    Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

    10. Drink A Lot Of Water

    This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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    11. Eat Less And More Often

    Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

    12. Prioritize Your Workouts

    Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

    So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

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