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Product Design: Anicorn Hidden Time Watch

Product Design: Anicorn Hidden Time Watch

I think most of us shared our love for gradients. As a designer, I do! What if it shares the time through a gradient on a beautiful watch?! This is the product design we are sharing today named: the Hidden Time Watch. It’s a play on the colour contrast of the gradient to tell the time, it’s quite a genuine concept. It almost feel like an optical illusion and I think it’s such a cool factor. Currently on Kickstarter, the watch is unisex and comes in three colours including rose gold, black, and white. Published via Kickstarter, this is a design by Jiwoong Jung and according to him: "“My research on how to naturally pass time began with how hiding occurs in nature, which led me to one of the best known examples––the chameleon’s protective color. Their defense mechanism is a kind of optical illusion, but a simple and effective way to have two things together naturally when superimposed". Hidden Time's watch face features a beautiful gradient display under a crystal covering where numbers are firmly printed. As hours pass, the hour gradient disc rotates and “hidden time” is revealed.  

Product Design: The Grid Game

Product Design: The Grid Game

We would like to share this product design by Estudio Victor Alemán about a simple but fun game for your events and parties. In line with yesterday’s article going too digital, it’s nice to put our smart devices on the side and just have fun. As it’s mentioned, let’s bring back the ritual of board games. The starter edition starts with 50 tiles and can be played with 5 players. You should definitely check out their Kickstarter Project. Currently live on Kickstarter, the Grid Game a colorful board game that creates beautiful patterns as you play it. Based on the rules of the Dominoes, it is a mix between a puzzle and a strategy game. The objective is simple, play your tiles before everyone else, do it strategically to prevent your friends from using their tiles, for this to happen you can use your black tiles and lock parts of the game. A new game designed by Estudio Victor Alemán for LEFT fully funded at Kickstarter in five days.  

Product Design and UI/UX: iPhone 8 Concept

Product Design and UI/UX: iPhone 8 Concept

It’s that time of the year where a lot of tech blog/news would share their rumours about the next iPhone. With the fact that Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, most of us are kind of eager what they will come up with. Bezels? Tiny bezels or none? Let’s take all the features aside, let’s take a look at this product design by Moe Slah’s iPhone Concept and what was his direction for the UI/UX. I really enjoyed his refined design with an updated iOS 10 UI and think it will be greatly received by everyone. In all honesty, I wish Apple will come up with a total overhaul of their iOS that gotten quite old to use every single day. Published via Behance, Moe Slah is a digital creative director based in Alexandria, Egypt. With more than 10 years experience in the design field, Moe has also a background in business administration and management information systems. He wears also many hats from also being a Behance Ambassador and worked with International companies in USA, Canada, Australia and more.  

Product Design: Kontrol Editing Tablet

Product Design: Kontrol Editing Tablet

We’ve seen tools like the Wacom and even the Touch Bar from the MacBook Pro to somehow increase our productivity and workflow. They both have their pros and cons but I would an issue I had with the Wacom for example was its size especially when you think of working on-the-go or in a coffee shop. How about we rethink it a little. Let’s take a look at this editing tablet product design concept named: Kontrol by Jonny Tran. With a minimal approach, I can’t help to enjoy the idea of having your tablet separated in different components. It’s quite neat! Published via Behance, this is the work from freelance designer named Jonny Tran based in Jönköping, Sweden. There isn’t much more information about Jonny but we know that he’s studying in Industrial Design and we shall look forward to see more of him in the near future. Kontrol is a sketch tablet that is designed for video and photo editors in mind.  

Product Design: Whym - Seamless Instant Interpretation App

Product Design: Whym - Seamless Instant Interpretation App

Whym - Seamless Instant Interpretation App is a product design project shared by the Netguru Team on their Behance profile. As the name suggest the idea is simple, you have an app that provided you access to a live interpreter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simple ideas tend to be the most difficult to execute well but, visually at least (I have not had time to download and play with it yet) it looks quite beautiful. This project covers some of the main user journeys like: onboarding, call and connect with an interpreter and purchase more minutes. It is a quite good example of product design presentation. Use case Imagine your worst travel nightmare. You’re in a car crash; you’re rushed to hospital; your travel companion has been arrested by the police. Then imagine you can’t speak the local language. You can’t understand what’s being said; you can’t get people to understand you. What’s wrong? What’s everyone saying?  Now imagine you have immediate access to a professional,live, human interpreter in your pocket. You’re still in a stressful situation, but there's an interpreter by your side to explain what's going on. Product design solution About Netguru Netguru is one of Europe’s fastest growing mobile and web development groups. We’ve helped partners scale existing projects and build MVPs. For more information check out: http://netguru.co/

Industrial Design: Nintendo Switch VR Concept

Industrial Design: Nintendo Switch VR Concept

Recently, we witness the launch of Nintendo’s latest with their new console named: Switch. With the trend about VR, what if Nintendo took the turn into this technology? What it will look like? Will it stand against the competition? Well, Antoine Beynel took a stab at a industrial design concept and let’s give it a look. Inspired by the Nintendo Switch, we can see how this could actually work with what will be on the market soon. What do you think? Published on Behance , we are taking a look at the work from Antoine Beynel. He is an industrial designer currently based in Seattle, WA, USA. He specialized his work on industrial design, product design and branding; his work has been recognized by many awards like the CES innovation award and more.  

Product Design Process: MINUS-8 Watches

Product Design Process: MINUS-8 Watches

MINUS-8 is a industrial design and product design project share by Brett Lovelady on his Behance profile. There are so many things to love about this project and the fact it's from 2 years ago is even more interesting for me. The watch brand was created by Astro Studios designed to express the things that make the West Coast so special: Free thought, pure form, and always living on the leading edge of America. The outcome is a truly beautiful watch with a mix of style and function well balanced out. Another important thing for me is that as the fad for smartwatches are sort of passing or settling we see that the classic wristwatch has a place in the market, even if it's just for style. The progressive, layered construction makes MINUS-8 as future-focused in its aesthetic as it is in its ethos. The MINUS-8’s brand is inspired by californias eight-hour distance from Greenwich Mean Time. We believe America’s West Coast culture gives us the freedom to be innovators and change-agents. The progressive, layered construction makes MINUS-8 as future-focused in its aesthetic as it is in its ethos. Product Lineup Since launching MINUS-8 in 2014, they’ve created 5 full lines of watches as well as a collection with another native San Francisco apparel brand, NICE Collective. With a new brutalist aesthetic, established Japanese movements, space age details, and best-in-class materials, MINUS-8 represents a new standard within the category.  Product design process About Brett Lovelady Brett Lovelady is a designer, communicator and angst ridden creative capitalist. After receiving his BFA in Design at BYU, he escaped to Silicon Valley to design the future. After his successful run as Vice President of Design at Lunar and Frog respectively, he sought absolute power (aka responsibility) and unbridled creative license. This led him to the founding of Astro Studios in 1994, and it’s been a giant fun-filled waterslide of bringing innovative products to market, turning venturous sparks into fireballs, and becoming a global design voice.  For more information check out http://www.astrostudios.com/

Industrial Design: Noordung Electric Bike

Industrial Design: Noordung Electric Bike

Let’s share this minimal and yet packed of features industrial design of an electric bike named: Noordung. Originally coming from Slovenia, there will be only a few of these made. With features with of course being electric, it could be also be used as a speaker for your music, lightest urban bike, charge your devices and ride your commute with an eco-friendly mindset. It almost looks like a motorcycle but it isn’t, thanks for the forwarding gorgeous design. Noordung Electric Bike  is as they say, an electric bike for music lovers. Why music lovers? The box in the middle doesn't only as a battery, it serves also as a multifunctional boombox that plays music from your phone. That means you can take it almost anywhere. We are proud to present the Noordung Angel Edition – an exclusive pre-production series of only 15 handmade, precisely crafted urban electric Noordung bikes.  

Product Design - Replay Music App UI/UX

Product Design - Replay UI/UX

Replay is a product design project created and shared by Gruev Vladimir. In a nutshell it's a concept project for a music app, as Gruev said, inspired by Spotify, VK, Apple Music and Discogs. There are quite a few interesting ideas and visually you can see clearly the influence of Apple's visual language, especially the shadows and the player screen. That said, it looks a solid exercise where he went all the way designing for desktop and mobile as well as thinking about beyond product design but also branding. Of course it is hard to evaluate a design like that without testing but we always encourage and support this type of effort. Everything that helps us become better at what we do deserves to be shared. Replay finds new music and sends it to your ears. One day I’ve made a shot with player interface. Here I’ve developed its idea into a full product. Inspired by Spotify, VK, Apple Music and Discogs. Product design   Gruev Vladimir is a web designer from Ukraine, passionate about simplicity, usability and everything product design. For more information make sure to check his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/gruev

Product Design: House Automation Gadgets

Product Design: House Automation Gadgets

We started Abduzeedo with the mission of sharing everything that inspires us. We focus heavily on digital design but more and more we try to feature product design. When I say product design I am trying to say, real physical products. Perhaps the best term should be industrial design. We are also reviewing more products/gadgets. With that in mind we will start sharing some of the devices that are in our wishlists or that we have already gotten. For this post I will share some simple, yet awesome, products that can give remote control of your house.  From doorbell with cameras, to wifi enabled washer and dryer, there's a plethora of products that can make your place feel automated. The best thing is that the prices of this products are also going down. Some are still a dream for me, but outlets and lights that can be controlled from my phone and personal assistants are quite awesome.  In addition to that, for me they also give a nice style because they are great examples of good product design. Product design: house automation

Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans

Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans

We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your everyday life crafted by a solid piece of premium wood. We are featuring their portable wireless keyboard called Board 2 that is crated to last and in goal to enjoy your natural touch. Orée Artisans  is a workshop that makes handcrafted tools that will last and inspire your everyday life. Based in the Southern of France, using only the finest materials and solid premium wood. The Board is built to endure, and the patina of use will reveal its timeless beauty. An invisible food-safe varnish stringently protects the wood against casual stains.  

Product Design: Nomad Trackable Powerpack

Product Design: Nomad Trackable Powerpack

We are sharing this cool and yet useful Powerpack called Nomad where there’s one feature that could change it all or not but it’s quite awesome to share. You’ll be able to find it anywhere through your phone. You will say that how you can lose a powerpack? Well I did during my travel to Berlin last year, it’s quite a useful tool to have in your gear especially when you wanna go out all day without resting for recharging battery. We are sharing this product design by the mighty folks from STEL. It’s cool to see designers takes things that we take for granted and push the envelope. STEL  is a design consultancy agency that provides solutions for various clients from big to small. Based in Santa Barbara, they focus their work into Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping, Graphic Design, and Branding Strategy. Using the industry’s latest and greatest charging technology, PowerPack incorporates high-density Panasonic li-ion batteries and USB-C ports to ensure reliability, longevity, and forward compatibility. Pushing the envelope with FASTcharge technology and 3.0A-compatible ports to charge your devices even more rapidly, we also made sure to include a legacy USB-A output that’s compatible with all your older cables. With a shockproof, dual-layer construction and military-grade impact resistance, PowerPack is built to last – which is a good thing, because with a built-in Tile tracker to prevent you from ever losing it, you’ll have it for a while.  

Product Design: Fitbit Charge 2

Product Design: Fitbit Charge 2 by Dan Clifton

We would like to share this beautiful product design called: Fitbit Charge 2 that we’ll be reviewing on Abduzeedo and that will be online soon. For now, let’s take a closer look at the work of Dan Clifton and his design for the Fitbit Charge 2. I would like to mention that this product is gorgeous by its looks and it’s quite comfortable to wear. From the little dots from the bracelet and how easy it is to change your band. It’s quite a product and hope you will enjoy it too. Dan Clifton  is a tremendous talented industrial designer based in San Francisco, USA. Dan has worked with the Fortune 100 companies and designed products that we interact and all use every day. I personally use the Fitbit Charge 2 and it's a beautiful product that makes you feel that you're in the future, from all the little details.  

Industrial Design: Connected Air Purifier

Industrial Design: Connected Air Purifier

Connected is a product design and industrial design project shared by N U Y N  on Behance. The product is an air purifier. The problem they are trying to solve is simple, most people close their windows and use air purification devices when fine dust density are serious. However, experts suggests to open the window for a while to ventilate the air indoor. Despite the suggestion, people still tend to shut their windows to prevent the air from coming. Another interest finding is that people also fail to check the lowest fine dust concentration during the day. That would be me :) N U Y N  industrial design solution is quite beautiful and in addition to clear and purify the air it also displays a minimal and elegant look. The coolest thing for me is the way you can make it part of the window. Quite clever.  "This device is an installation type air purification. Normally used as a general air purifier, but when needed, this device is installed in a window frame to filter outside air and let out the inside for cleaner air circulation."  This industrial design project was shared by N U Y N , a industrial design student and part of Samsung Design Membership in Seoul, South Korea. For more information make sure to check out https://www.behance.net/NYUN Industrial Design

Product Design: DIY Paper Polygon Art by VIU

Product Design: DIY Paper Polygon Art by VIU

With the new year at the door, comes the time for resolutions and ideas for what's ahead. For example, we were planning some renovations in the apartment and my partner stumbled across this really beautiful set of DIY paper polygon art for a room concept. After a little research, I've found the brand behind this product. It’s great to know that it’s a team of creatives behind this product design, can’t wait to order mine. VIU is a team of creatives that focus their work in branding, graphic, UX and product designs based in Seoul, South Korea. DIY paper craft product that everyone can enjoy the art at anywhere. Aside from their work, they have a brand that we are featuring today that you should definitely check out their shop .  

Product Design Concept: Sketch iPad

Product Design Concept: Sketch iPad

Sketch iPad is a product design concept created an shared by Andrii Bondar on his Behance page. When I saw the post for a moment I thought it was real but then checking it was clear it was an exercise. That said, I still dream on seeing a tool like Sketch being ported to a tablet. Many times I tried to switch from a laptop to a tablet, however there’s no tools that would allow me to do my work. This concept highlights some good things but awesome some of the biggest challenges, in my opinion, the tap targets that the finger requires for accuracy. It’s an excellent exercise for sure, definitely worth checking it out. Andrii is a designer with 6 years experience in Branding/UI/UX sphere His primary skills: mobile application design, interface design, interface animation, user experience, graphic design, branding. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/andriybondar Product design concept

Under Armour: SWACKET - Product Design & Photography

Under Armour: SWACKET - Product Design & Photography

I am a big fan of the brand Under Armour, in my opinion the quality of their clothing is just that good and I really do love how they innovate all the time with the performance of their material to enhance your workout or your everyday life. Also every time I looked at their latest imagery, I can’t help to notice the beautiful work from Mike Campau in collaboration with Christopher Massaro, Kristian Espinosa and 9bStudios (Yazan Malkosh, Omar Malkosh, Maram Stash, and Jessica Kim). What I do enjoy about their work is how detailed it is and you can’t almost tell the difference from a photograph. Images created for launch of Swacket for Under Armour... part sweatshirt, part jacket. Full Jackets were created CGI using Marvelous Designer, Clo 3d, and MODO. Macro details were shot in studio and post processed to match campaign.   More Information: http://mikecampau.com.