articles on

Revisiting VSCO

Revisiting VSCO

Let's talk about VSCO and their recent overhaul app update that generated a lot of feedback from the community especially designers. Whenever you liked it or not, one thing for sure is no one ever (ever) like change. It's part of who we are as human beings and I don't think it's going to change anytime soon. From my personal opinion, the app has (and still) important user flow problems that disadvantage your experience with it. After Instagram, VSCO is my second "go-to" app on my phone, it's a really great photo editing app that totally change the game for me. Having thoughts, I should investigate the philosophy/concept VSCO had about this update, it would be great to share with you guys. As many would think about doing a redesign? Of course as we take a closer look of Ilja Miskov and his improvements to the app. Taking on the simplicity and minimalism of VSCO brand, Ilja took an even more simple approach to the UI and took an extra care to the icons. Which reminded how frustrating it was to navigate through the current VSCO app and really not understanding what were the icons for until you clicked on them. It still the case. But their recent redesign of the app is just terrible. Even after the update to 4.0 they have already confused millions of users with weird iconography. Many including myself wouldn't understand what those icons meant to be and what actions they do. But now with the version 5.0 the whole user experience of the app has gone wild. I don't understand how to interact with the app, I don't understand how those weird gestures they introduced should help me navigate through the app. They've made everything even more confusing, settings less accessible and even the iconography less understandable again. More information: https://dribbble.com/iljamiskov.

to Bē. Concept

to Bē. Concept

Behance, how often do you go on it? How many times a day? How many times a week? We love Behance here on Abduzeedo. It has been bringing so many new artists to our attention throughout the years and we can't help to recognize its true purpose to the platform. What also brought us to our attention is this campaign concept by Vlad Likh on: "What if Behance did some massive campaign/advertising to promote their brand? What it would look like?". Let's take a look! Behance is a place that enables people to unleash their creativity. Why not use the service logo "Bē" to express this idea for communication purposes? Video     About Vlad Likh Vlad is an Art Director/Designer from Triangle/Cross Collective based in Moscow, Russian Federation. He focus his work into identity, web, motion, advertising campaign, strategy & other fields of brand creation. More on the project via Behance.

BMW Vision NEXT 100

BMW Vision NEXT 100

It's been a long time since the last post about industrial design, which by the way, is my background. I sucked at industrial design, but I learned a lot about materials, budgeting and prototyping. I love seeing projects about the topic, especially car design. The BMW Vision NEXT 100 is one of this projects that makes wonder about the cars we will see in the future. It's a concept but gives a glimpse of what's coming and that's why it deserves a feature here on ABDZ Video

Nike Lunar Relic Concept

Nike Lunar Relic Concept

Thomas Le is a designer from Boston who came up with this amazing concept for nike. Basically an exploration of modern upper technology (Flywire/Magwire) and how that could be interpreted with old methods of making such as weaving/braiding leather lace on a leather upper. For more from Thomas Le visit behance.net/toomasle.

LinkedIn Redesign Concept

LinkedIn Redesign Concept

Australian Designer Flavio Argemi in collaboration with innovation agency Zero, this concept for Linkedin explores an improved user experience and interface for the professional network, while introducing new tools and considering how we might undertake business in the future. For more from Flavio Argemi visit behance.net/flavioargemi. A new dashboard The reimagined dashboard introduces voice commands, allowing users to search, navigate the site and post updates. The streamlined navigation system ensures a consistent user experience across devices. The profile overview widget and new features are displayed on the dashboard. LinkedIn's new AI system allows the platform to deliver relevant content specifically tailored to its users, using real-time behavior data analysis. Voice commands can be used to search, navigate the site and post updates: The new Talk-In feature combined with a “LiveTranslate” functionality allows users from all over the world to connect with suppliers, partners and job candidates. The Marketplace The Marketplace is a multilingual platform that allows LinkedIn users to find projects and opportunities across region, deal size and vertical of expertise. The new Talk-In feature combined with a “LiveTranslate” functionality allows users from all over the world to connect with suppliers, partners and job candidates. Profile Pages The redesigned user profile page introduces “Promote your profile”, a feature that displays your availability status for new projects and opportunities. Company Profiles The new company profile delivers a more immersive brand experience, with deeper content and richer presentation. The marketplace widget presented on the sidebar brings powerful business development opportunities for individuals and organizations. Fore more details visit Zero's website

TVR Logo Concept

TVR Logo Concept

TVR is an independent British manufacturer of sports cars. The company manufactures lightweight sports cars with powerful engines. Irish designer Lukasz Kulakowski decided to put together a new concept logo for TVR based on their old logo and the Union Jack flag. Check it out! For more from Lukasz Kulakowski visit behance.net/emptypagestudio. The company manufactures lightweight sports cars with powerful engines and was, at one time the third-largest specialized sports car manufacturer in the world, offering a diverse range of coupes and convertibles.

Desk Concept by Agnieszka Graczykowska

Desk Concept by Agnieszka Graczykowska

Agnieszka Graczykowska is an Interior Designer and Product Designer based in Wroclaw, Poland. With a wide range of skills from CGI Visualization to the process of a construction, Agnieszka has created this beautiful workspace for those who work at home. With an ergonomic approach, this desk concept is to make things easier and help your organize your workflow. All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska All Rights to Agnieszka Graczykowska Links More info about Agnieszka: https://www.behance.net/agagraczykowska Via Behance

Facebook for Google Glass - Concept

Facebook for Google Glass - Concept

We live in this transitional phase where wearable devices are becoming reality. From simple devices tracking your health stats to smartwatches and Google Glass. There is a lot to learn as in any new media and the best way to do so is by trying, exploring and experimenting. We live in a moment that ideation is more important than iteration, we need to try new things until we find the right way. With that in mind today we feature a super cool Google Glass concept app for Facebook created by Leonardo Zem. Leonard is a UX, Interaction Designer and Product Designer from Brazil. For more information visit: https://www.behance.net/leozem

Behance Plus App Design Concept

Behance Plus - App Design Concept

Behance Plus is a concept designed by Moe Saad, a designer from Ontario Canada. With the goal of making behance a more interactive and social platform. Check it out! For more from Moe Saad visit onewox.com and behance.net/onewox

Wikipedia Redesign Concept

Wikipedia Redesign Concept

This is a concept design by German designer George Kvasnikov. Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. It hasn’t been changed or redefined during the last 10 years. This is a try to make Wikipedia more modern, readable, useful and personal. For more from George Kvasnikov visit gkvasnikov.com. The Design This is a try to make Wikipedia more modern, readable, useful and personal. After research steps were done, we started to create the look and feel of new Wikipedia and here is the result. Welcome the Grid We have completely redesigned the homepage of Wikipedia. We really wanted to bring order to Wikipedia to make it easier to operate with. Homepage - Grid View Homepage - Cover View The New Reading Experience We've chosen a more readable font to improve the user experience. We have created a universal grid for text, pictures, graphics, formulas, tables and more, thus focusing on the most important things. Keep focused, nothing distract your attention from the essence anymore New, clean layout and beautiful typography makes your read experience more enjoyable Clear Structure, Rich Integrations The menu is clearly structured and the features are easy to operate. Now the articles are displayed as pieces of paper, which you can easily organize, sort and navigate between them. Interaction with the new wikipedia is like interaction with real paper Click "Menu" button to see the new, clearer Wikipedia navigation Wikipedia's own history page helps you to navigate between read and saved articles Integrated Text Editor Write your papers more efficiently right in your browser. It's possible to save your documents in the cloud, edit them wherever you are and publish them when they're done. And the best thing about it is, the bibliography is created fully automatically. Select text and pictures to add them to your text editor Activate focus mode to pay attention only on the essential Mobile Capacity it's very important to make Wikipedia available wherever the user are. Beautiful, readable typography and clear navigation are especially important on mobile devices. The new Wikipedia is platform for independent. This is a concept design by German designer George Kvasnikov. For more from George Kvasnikov visit gkvasnikov.com.

Cyclus™ - smartwatch concept

Cyclus™ - Smartwatch Concept

Wearable devices are the future at least we have been seeing more and more explorations of how these devices should look and behave. The project Cyclus by holy ™ is a great exploration of the cool things you can do with them. As we love concept projects here at Abduzeedo we had to feature them. Check it out and let us know what you think about wearable devices. Cyclus | a clock rolled around your wrist, a personal assistant helping you track your fitness and an interpreter to your smartphone. Nothing more. holy ™ is a design studio from Athens, Greece. For more information check out their work at https://www.behance.net/holybehance

Brand Identity Concept for Tenuta Veneta

Brand Identity Concept for Tenuta Veneta

This project is by italian designer Manuel Bortoletti and it illustrates the brand identity of Tenuta Veneta, the name of a fictitious multifunctional structure which promotes the quality of the agri-food of the Italian region Veneto. Enjoy! For more from Manuel Bortoletti visit manuelbortoletti.com and behance.net/manuelbortoletti. The project starts with the logo analysis, whose purpose is giving the feeling of direct contact between the producer and the final consumer. Then, it continues with studying the labels of the products sold in the shop, trying to create a consistent visual identity, adhering to the values ​​of the brand. Finally, the project takes into account a small informative booklet and the website. The first wants to communicate the face and the history of the products, while the second will give the possibility to subscribe to the events organized by Tenuta Veneta and buy products directly from the online shop.

Facebook Concept -  A Systematic Design Approach

Facebook Concept - A Systematic Design Approach

Fred Nerby a designer from Melbourn, Australia crated a conceptional and systematic design approach encouraging user behaviour and a greater control of data within a responsive grid. Take a look and let us know what you think. For more from Fred Nerby visit http://nerby.com/ & behance.net/nerby. The Concept A conceptional and systematic design approach encouraging user behaviour and a greater control of data within a responsive grid. The overall concept was created with a systematic design approach encouraging behaviour and a greater control of user data. Facebook is a natural part of peoples lives today and it's well known that a part of the platform's psychological success is caused by targeted and personalised information. This concept draws upon that theory by giving more control back to the user of what they want and don't want to see, creating a greater and more personal environment when interacting with the UI. I approached the platform from a user perspective and focused on targeted & personalised data while maintaining a visually appealing UI. Facebook has done a good job with this for a long time but we're still not seeing the full extent of what's possible within this platform. I believe the future of digital production, design & development in general lies within personalised or targeted information. Every day we're bombarded with advertising and other media who's desperately trying to get our attention with more traditional (narrative) campaign strategies. I believe in focusing on the platform itself and adding value that's personal and actually useful for the end user. What are your thoughts on this concept? Share your opinion about this concept, do you think this would work or be a failure?

Inspired Conceptual Photography by Stephen Criscolo

During my daily search for content I ran into something that quickly caught my attention. We get to seen many kinds of photographs out there, and the ones that really stand out are the creative ones, with neat ideas and execution. That's exactly the case of the work of Stephen Criscolo, a young artist who's been showing great talent on Flickr. I really like tone on these: both color and mood. These make you think and make you wonder about the stories behind each photo, don't they? These are only a handful of this pieces, but you'll find many more in his portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Headaches The Five Stages of Grief .denial.anger.bargaining.depression.acceptance. Depths Open waters Untitled Foundation Nightmares Looking glass Gardens of the goddess messages from across the narrowest sea The worlds I wish I belonged to The crystal dimension Discovery Lingering nirvana War The grotto The galaxy's daughter The Moonborn Fallen stars Until a higher power takes me A haunting

Jaguar XKX: Concept Car

Concept Cars always have been a fascinating subject for us to get inspired for the future. What will be the next coming? Today, I am showcasing this concept car by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu from Skyrill.com, I hope you guys will enjoyed it! The XKX Jaguar is a new generation electric roadster, aimed at pushing both performance and power efficiency to a new level. This concept tries to revive the glorious design lines of the brand, combining fresh solutions, a unique, new aerodynamics, tailored around the electrical elements of the power system as well as cutting-edge energy feedback. Inspired by the e-type from 50 years ago Sketches One of the main challenges during the concept drafting was avoiding the heaviness associated with many of today’s muscle cars, including actual Jaguar models. Like with the models of the golden era, we wanted to recreate a thin, elegant profile, but still showing off all the extra power and technological improvements. The solution was dividing the volume into two separate perceptive entities: one that “floated over” and transmitted the characteristic veil-like feeling, and another, below this layer, that spoke of all the power and adrenaline this car was capable of, which was translated into ample front and rear openings at the sides. The morphology of the lower part was the most important and is obviously the most distinctive compared to current roadsters; the delicate equilibrium of the large curves of the air intakes had at the same time to transmit aggressiveness, but still appearing light and ephemeral, giving the adequate perceptive lightness to the upper curves. This, is partly due to an intricate array of reasons, but in large part it’s also the very nature of those stylish cars of the ‘70s; the minimalistic, flowing lines of the E-Type, are maybe the very perfection of an automobile, almost entirely deprived of all the subtleties and excessive detail, they have very little to be improved. Just like the sculptural representations of Konstantin Brancusi, the E-Type represents somehow the very essence of an automobile, with almost total smoothness, the perfect balance of muscle and elegance, all embodied in a dreamlike shell that seems to stay afloat, hovering on some dense, invisible fluid which also shaped it’s very being. Given the circumstances, is somehow a paradox to try to follow an evolutionary path that leads to something “better” than these masterpieces. However, a new, in depth study of some glorious Jaguar models, was in our view a chance to find that path again, looking for distinctive DNA traits of the model through the years. And applying current styling trends and standards, especially in the view of new body-forming techniques and new technologies, we started to envision the very successor of the E-Type and XK8 Jags, applying similar, stylish curves that run harmoniously from nose to tail, some of them uninterruptedly.

Innovative Minimal Concepts by Andrew Kim

Andrew Kim is a 19-year-old born product designer from Seoul in Korea. He is currently studying at Art Center and living in L.A in United States. Andrew create products that is purely innovative and creatively minimalistic. This is in my opinion a great example of taking your personal projects to a whole new level. This is some of his inspiring concepts and they plenty more on this website. For more information on Andrew Kim, check out his website and blog at MinimallyMinimal.com or follow him on Twitter @designfabulous. Honda N2 Concept Warp Concept Polyply Concept Eco Coke Bottle Concept

BMW i Concept Cars

The electric cars always have been a fascinating solution to a new way of living among the growing green society around the world. Hopefully, one day the electric cars will be part of the majority of cars on the planet. Let me share with you this BMW i Concept cars that might give you a new way of thinking about the future. BMW i stands for visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i the BMW Group is adopting an all-embracing approach, redefining the understanding of personal mobility with purpose-built vehicle concepts, a focus on sustainability throughout the value chain and a range of complementary mobility services. Copyrights to BMW For more information about the BMW i Concept cars, you can visit their website at BMW-i.com. Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com BMW i 3 Concept Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com BMW i 8 Concept Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com