As a designer, I am a frequent user of Behance. It’s a beautiful platform that featured some of the best artists, designers and illustrators out there. One thing that annoys me though is the design hasn’t changed much in the last few years. For example, those gradient buttons are hitting me hard! Let’s take a look at the work of Nora Park who decided to take the platform for an overhaul concept. Overall, I really enjoyed her interaction design and direction for Behance, too not keen on the interactions but in the “ensemble”; it’s a lovely concept! This concept is the work of Nora Park who is a freelance art director based in Los Angeles, California. She has a background in UI/UX, graphic design, illustration, fine art and more. You should definitely check out her site. Like many designers, I am a frequent user of the Behance. This is my attempt at translating the website into a desktop application, one that takes advantage of the platform by providing a richer, more seamless and customizeable experience.
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/
There's a clear shift or I would say evolution of interface design that relies more in motion design to make it easier for people to understand how to use the application. In addition to that motion design can enhance the visual experience tremendously. Michal Sambora has great examples of subtle and not so subtle animations to illustrate that. There are some quite interesting experiments, especially the real weather project that uses 3D to create dramatic icons for a weather app. Some of the projects seem to be experimental only, but even if they are not based on real implementations, they are still worth checking them out. Michal Sambora is a interface designer from Cracow, Poland. For more information check out his Dribbble profile at https://dribbble.com/samborek Motion design for UI
Lux Capital is a web site redesign project shared by Christopher Reath on his Behance profile. This web design effort is an excellent example of graphic design and UI/UX done properly, at least in my opinion. You guys might already know how much I appreciate simple black and white themes for UI and Lux Capital has a lot of that, with a pop of color with the accent red color. The website was designed to be screen agnostic, so that anyone was able to experience the site regardless of their device or screen size. Typography wise, the site features a bold, Swiss style with Brown and Aktiv Grotesk for the typefaces. Credits: Branding Agency: Mucho Digital Agency: Purple, Rock, Scissors Web design About the designer Christopher Reath is a designer at Purple Rock Scissors, a design agency based in Orlando, Florida. Christopher's work is focused on Graphic Design, Branding and Art Direction. For more information check out his Behance profile at: https://www.behance.net/chrisreath
To-Do List apps, I’ve tried them all and have many of them on my phone. Obviously, all my notes are scattered and lost all over. We are taking a look at this interaction design by Tubik Studio. It’s elegant, simple and that’s what is all about right? I would definitely try it after writing this article. You gotta love the interactions and the work on the typography with almost no strokes anywhere making it less looking like a boring table. Give it a look! Tubik Studio is a studio based in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and they work in multiple parts like web & mobile UI/UX, interface animation, iconography, logo, branding and more. We are great fans of Tubik Studio and they always share the best of what they do and it’s always informative to go through. Today's presentation marks out another milestone here in TUBIK: the official launch of our new mobile application for iPhones. Meet Upper, simple and elegant to-do list motivating users and boosting productivity. And it's totally free for all the users. Here we unveil the details on user interface design for the app: the main objective behind it was to create a stylish and efficient to-do list without any distractions, concentrating user's attention on their goals. Welcome to get it directly via App Store and try all the features. Productive day to everyone!
Nowadays, cuisine is something that we have less and less time to give during the day. Even some of us, don’t even how to boil an egg! We are featuring this interaction design about an app called: I, Steak. It’s an assistant app that will help cook the perfect steak! It’s a pretty cool idea since it is quite a task from the picking, shopping and of course cooking. I love the minimal approach! Published via Behance , Alex Yurkov is a UI/UX web designer based in Moscow, Russian Federation. It’s great of him to focus his work into UI/UX, Web Design and Interaction Design especially early in his career. We are looking forward to see more of his work in the future.
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
I have to admit something, I never enjoyed the official sites from movies. They usually go with a simple (and boring) site with a trailer. Maybe too simple? That’s why we would like to share the interaction design for the official movie of the movie Sing. Loved the fact that the mighty folks from Watson DG decided to create an experience in reflection the movie instead of taking a simpler route. Let’s give it a look! Watson DG is a digital creative boutique based in Los Angeles, USA. Founded in 2005, they specialize their work into creative and online development from web campaigns to digital marketing. From their portfolio, they have made official sites for movies like: Star Wars: Force Awakens, X-Men and more. . With the SING official site, we aimed to create an experience that would echo this sentiment and foster emotional connections between audiences and the film’s distinctly different characters. An audition section allowed users a small taste into the musical style of each character and upon diving in further, users could explore the personality behind the performer. We integrated a variety of shareable content as well as character-specific Spotify playlists to make each character’s persona shine.
booking.com is the one of the most well known websites for travellers, it's a huge company with an amazing team dedicated to bring the best service for their users, this scenario makes hard to propose any suggestion about their UI, but this design concept deserve a special attention, it had study, research and a beautiful final result. Booking.com is the world's largest accommodation booking website. We wanted to give it a fresh, coherent lokk and adjust it to modern design trends. Take a look below in some parts of the project and go to read the full case study on his Behance.
Trello Atlassian is a UI Design concept project for the redesign of the popular service Trello. It was originally shared by the Netguru Team and it's an extensive exercise on how to improve a tool that their team use daily. They also got motivated by Atlassian's acquisition of Trello and that motivated them to think about a complete visual refresh of the product and try to make a little bit "slicker" - as they mentioned. We are well aware that a comprehensive redesign would be based on a host of different factors: business objectives, user needs defined as a result of data analysis, and so on. We were not aiming at a total overhaul of Trello – we focused exclusively on Trello's visual experience, bearing in mind all the limitations of such approach. The project was created by Anna Klawikowska, Michal Parulski and Serge Soskowiec. They are designers from Poland and part of the Netguru Team. Their work range from graphic design, typography and UI Design. I highly recommend you to check out their Behance profiles for the complete portfolio. There's really inspiring work. UI Design A Trello board is a list of lists, filled with cards, used by you and your team. It’s a lot more than that, though. Trello has everything you need to organize projects of any size. It works in real-time. When somebody moves a card, it moves on your board instantly, no matter what device you use. You can keep your tab open all day and never have to refresh. Plus, Trello opens and loads so fast you won’t even notice. - via Trello.com
This Weekend, I was able to enjoy a free admission at the MBAM (Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal) and go through its art exhibits filled with beautiful pieces. During my walk, I thought about my own experience and how we can enhance it especially knowing with the possibilities of technology nowadays. We are featuring a project with Ekrem Ates and Muzaffer Akay and their inMuseum App. What I adore the most about this project is not the UI but the part where they show the phase beyond the structure of the experience. I also liked their approach of making the UI based on cards for responsiveness, also with usability and mobile gestures. Published on Behance by Ekrem Ates and Muzaffer Akay who are designers based in Istanbul, Turkey. Superb work about what they have done on making inMuseum app where you can facilitate your own experience and mostly at your own pace. Credits Ekrem Ates Muzaffer Akay
We would like to share this interesting project of an app called: Fangry Food, it is a cooking app with the geniality of telling the app what’s in your fridge so they can come up with a range of recipes depending on the difficulty, popularity, calories and etc. It’s quite a great idea actually and I do feel that the interaction design behind the app is intuitive and easy-to-follow. I have some questions raising up while scanning this project like how mostly the backend can respond to all the variety of elements of food that exist for example or how does it come up with different cooking steps depending on your ingredients. I loved the detail of having the button: Order Pizza, that was hilarious. Artkai Design Studio is a studio based in Kyiv, Ukraine. With a talented team of designers, creative director and UI/UX, it’s really great to see them creating and making something quite useful for our quick daily routines full of things where sometimes food comes last. When you are hungry you don't want to waste your time. Neither do we. Jump in quickly to the app. Credits Founder & Lead Designer: Art Tsymbal Creative Director: Kos Chekanov UI/UX: Olga Levytska
Schüco is a website redesign and UI/UX project created and shared by Alexey Ivanov. There's a lot to love on this project, from the minimal approach with big and bold typography to the beautiful imagery that they used. I am a fan of architecture so the photos and the type of layout works incredibly well in my opinion, take a look after the break. In the last couple of weeks, i visited the site Schüco, and realized that this company’s website is outdated and requires a redesign. The site should follow the new visual identity of the web redesign concept: minimal, fresh, user-friendly. The analysis was made to make key changes such as: Improve site navigation, Freshen the look, Introduce new interactive features to the site, Correct structure of the site, Fix the technical components of the site. Website Redesign About the designer Alexey Ivanov is a designer from Fargo, North Dakota in the US. He has over 5 years of experience in web design and likes to create stylish & creative web and graphic design projects
Weather Apps some will be a perfect fit for you and some won’t. To me, it’s an app that I use every single day, knowing the weather for your daily activities or even prepping your drive around town or your destination. Pretty useful! We are showing the work from Cüneyt Sen who is an Art Director based in Istanbul, Turkey. I really dig the UI work from Cüneyt and his usability to create a friendly user experience as well. From this design, I really enjoyed what he did for the colour palette with the gradients but mostly the subtle detail about swiping through different sections. More Information: http://www.cuneytsen.com.
In our line of work, we would all wish to work for that certain dream client, I am more into believing there is no such thing as a dream client; as long as you love what you do. It might sound a little bit cheesy but It’s the way I do feel on the matter. I keep telling my clients that our job as a designer is to revamp your brand, your products AND to make famous. Again totally cheesy saying but if they are successful because of your work than it all that makes me happy at the end. Let’s take a look at the work of Andrea Montini and his project called Desivero and it’s a digital platform which offers plumbing and bathroom furniture products and services. It’s a very corporate subject but I liked Andrea’s thinking behind the hierarchy of the homepage. It’s quite informative about the brand itself, what do you think? Desivero is a digital platform which offers plumbing and bathroom furniture products and services. It's an e-commerce platform where people can get assistance on products, like installation of products bought on the website, maintenance and repair. It's actually active in Padova, Italy for launch purposes but it aims to be expanded nation-wide. More Information: http://www.andreamontini.me.
World Surf League Apple TV app is a product design concept created and shared by Luis Vaz. If you are a fan of professional surf, like me, you watch all the events of the season via the WSL (World Surf League) app and cast to a TV. It would be wonderful having a proper TV app that could take advantage of the medium to provide a immersive experience. Luis did that with his concept project. Despite the theme being a bit too dark I love the elegant typography and the useful way he display the content. This is a concept test and WIP for a new WSL Apple TV App focused on improving the experience of WSL live stream and events info. The world wide interactive map is the core of the navigation and the events page are now upgraded with important and contextual information as well as the possibility of accessing all content from previous heats and events easily. Product design The World Surf League is a governing body for professional surfers and is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best talent in a variety of progressive formats. It was known as the Association of Surfing Professionals from 1983 to 2014. About the designer Luis Vaz is Owner and founder of Canvaz Design Studio. Working with big clients like with Stack.com (Creating Mobile apps for top athletes like Dwyane Wade and Adrian Peterson and web interfaces for Coaches) with personal projects and startups like Breeze (surf forecast made simple), Onebiller (one stop shop for all your bills). Niiiws (Newspaper aggregator) and Muchbeta (Saas company). Graduated in Advertising with a post-graduation on multimedia and a special focus on UI and UX gave me the possibility to have several apps on the market and featured by Apple. Recently launched a small surf research and development lab http://www.tailsandwhales.com For more information check out http://www.canvaz.io/