Ripple News is a interaction design project shared by Ales Nesetril, Pavel Zeifart, STRV Team and Katka Pot. It's a news product that has a strong focus on the local and the belief that everyone has a story. It has a simple and efficient UI bring the content to the front as we would expect from a news app. I also the way the project is presented on their Behance profile as well, that's always a good sign :) Ripple News amplifies important stories from cities around the world. Launched in San Francisco and Oakland in February 2016, and are currently expanding to New York, London, and Cairo. Building a global community of storytellers and journalists, who believe that everyone has a story, especially the quiet ones. It's mission is to uncover untold stories, and strengthen communities by sparking thoughtful conversations. Ripple - redefining local news with local storytellers. Interaction Design
First of all, this is not a site about the programming language but there is actually a name of a product called: Ajax Systems. Aside from the very common product name, we are taking a look at the design and art direction work by Iurii Lence. He is based from Kyiv, Ukraine and he is also the Head of Design over Ajax Systems. Being part as a current member of the jury board on theFWA, lurii has been awarded in the past with by Red Dot, theFWA and Awwwards. As for Ajax Systems, we are taken on dark theme site with micro-interactions, they seems to be more trendy as of late. Subtle interactions that doesn’t bother the users but do add a smoother experience. More information about Lurii via Behance or see the site live at http://ajax.systems.
With all the different UX guidelines there is online about the subject. Everything is about what’s the best practice, what the is most user friendly experience and what are the best tools to give the the most proper optimization for your sites and so on. With all these rules, the web is looking unlikely the same across the board. With that in mind, some designers decides to take a different route, not necessarily easy but they actually make it happen. Let’s take a look at the stunning work from Milk Work who is a senior designer/art director living in the Bay of San Francisco, USA. He worked on an interaction design, UI/UX for Fran Silvestre Arquitectos site and it’s gorgeous. It’s a bold move to go with a graphic design/print mindset for the web, it must have been quite a challenge for the developers. But it is quite beautiful to look at and I must imagine that the interactions must have reflected the concept. The project approach arises from a dual commitment will give a technical answer to a specific context and the desire to seek beauty through the built work. This process seeks satisfaction, understood in its fullest sense, of all those actively involved in development. More information via http://mikevrpv.com.
The book suggestion of this week is about interaction design, the book is titled Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences and it was written by Stephen P. Anderson an internationally recognized speaker and consultant based out of Dallas, Texas. He created the Mental Notes card deck, a tool that's widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design. He's also of the author of the book "Seductive Interaction Design," which explores this topic of psychology and design in more detail. Book description What happens when you’ve built a great website or app, but no one seems to care? How do you get people to stick around long enough to see how your service might be of value? In Seductive Interaction Design, speaker and author Stephen P. Anderson takes a fresh approach to designing sites and interactions based on the stages of seduction. This beautifully designed book examines what motivates people to act. Principles from psychology are found throughout the book, along with dozens of examples showing how these techniques have been applied with great success. In addition, each section includes interviews with influential web and interaction designers. Buy book now