We've talked before about side-projects but we haven't dig up the subject well enough in-depth. Finding the free time to work on a personal or client projects are part of a designer's great journey. Part of the projects, the idea of introducing a concept is a great challenge. Many factors have to be encountered and yet it's not always about the UI. This is why I'd liked to share this Alarm Clock Concept from Zero/Nine. I just liked how playful they made their UX flow, especially on a boring task like setting your alarm. Hope you will enjoy!
We've spoken on this blog before about designers trying to crack the mysteries of our daily life by changing our habits with technology. There's many assets to perfect a product for launch or even if it's a concept. There's many many obstacles to tackle and problems to solve. As you may be aware of it or not, part of being a designer is also a problem solver.
If you think about it, there might be an app for that. It's crazy to think that it hasn't been 10 years since mobile apps really took off and today they are part of our digital lives. With a plethora of apps it's hard to differentiate yours from the rest, but sometimes neat illustrations and good design can help. D-D Play is an app that mixes low poly 3D illustrations with a modern UI to offer info about the weather.
Shakir Dzheyranov is a Creative Director over Spinifex Group based in Los Angeles, USA. He worked with Nike on creating an in-store experience to enhance the user on Nike's unparalleled access to the season’s best. Love the simple interaction combining with strong imagery, totally beautiful. All Rights to Shakir Dzheyranov
If you're a designer or developer looking for Facebook resources and templates, now you have an official place to find out this things. Facebook has released a library to help us with a lot of stuffs, such as GUI's, devices, articles and much more.
For those who are always looking for great source of inspirations for design projects would be awesome to give a try at Design Hunt, a daily collection of the best products, apps and inspirations for all creatives. We carefully collect, curate, and review all content before publishing. We pick the best content from all major content providers like Designer News, Pinterest, Product Hunt, Dribbble, Fast Co, Designspiration, etc.
Gleb Kuznetsov is a Russian designer that comes up with pretty gorgeous UI pieces for apps and web. He's got a pretty awesome portfolio with many great examples of how beautiful an interface can be. Check it out! Here you can see a brief selection of his work. I really enjoy his approach on graphs, using gradients and glowing effects, which brings a "Tron feel" to it. For more of Gleb's work, please visit his portfolio at Dribbble! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Cheers! ;)
Another amazing project by Rally Interactive for National Geographic. This time they designed a City Guides app that gives insights and advices for travelers. The app has an amazing user interface and brings the passion for traveling to the smartphone era. Enjoy! For more from Rally Interactive visit beta.rallyinteractive.com.
Check out the beautiful UI design of this new Travel App called Journey. Travel around the world with new Journey App to the most beautiful and amazing places in the world. This app allows you to find spots that you want to see and create day-by-day itinerary for your journey. This app was designed by Inkration Studio from Lithuania. To find out more from Inkration Studio visit behance.net/inkration.
Take a look behind the scenes of the full redesign of National Geographic World Atlas IOS App. The design process included examining and updating the features in the existing app, with a focus on elegant typography and usability. Check it out! National Geographic wanted to completely refresh their very first iOS app, the World Atlas, so they approached us to rebuild it from the ground up. The design process included examining and updating the features in the existing app, with a focus on elegant typography and usability.
This is a great case study of Mindbits new branding and App design. MindBits is a simple way to collect thoughts on the go, build collections, and share them with others and here we can see the behind the scenes. Work by Benn Raistrick, Rosie Manning, Leigh Taylor.
Mono is a lightweight, gesture-based mobile app. We created it with a single purpose: to get one thing - no matter what happens - done each day. There are cool things about this project, bur for me it's more about how mobile has changed the way we design. Motion design, transitions, gestures now are part of our jargon and nobody can design any user experience without thinking about that. This project was created by Kickflip, Max Pirsky and Martin Bonov.
Last weekend I started the process to design the Abduzeedo mobile app and web for Android. The goal is to apply Google's Material Design style to the new app, but in order to do that we have to rethink quite a few things. The first thing we did last week was to get used to the spec, get files, assets and resources ready to start exploring.
Last weekend I started the design process for the first Abduzeedo Android app following Google's Material Design spec. If you follow the post you will remember that I ended with a big question mark: how to create a simple yet discoverable and effective navigation without bloating the UI? It's indeed a tough problem to overcome and I have been thinking a lot about that. In this post I list some references in terms of navigation that I like.
Telegram is a simple messenger application for Mac, Windows and Web. It has a super clean and elegant style designed by Vitaly Medvedev. Vitaly is a UX and Visual Designer from Russion, Moscow. His focus is on standalone and mobile applications. The Telegram project is one of his most recent redesigns. For more information check out Vitaly's Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/enmake
Wireframing is a crucial part of the design process. Usually it can be easily done by simple sketches but when you work with big design teams it's important to have ways to share your work easily and efficiently. In those situations having a set of assets for quick wireframing can save you a huge amout of time, because of that today we share with you some Free Wireframe Icons created by s-pov spovv and Sm Artists from Sofia, Bulgaria. Build your wireframe with simple lines icons.
Designing mobile application has become what designing websites were in the Web 2.0. There are many differences between these two medias, for websites context was more predictable, someone would have to be using his/her computer. With mobile phones the context plays a huge role and understanding where, when and how people will interact with your product will give you the insights you need to design a better product. Today we feature a really cool concept app design for nurses created by Jurgen Ploeger. This concept hospital app let's nurses monitor their patients, e.g.
There are some apps that really are a treat to the eyes. A well design app has the power to catch your attention and you'll instantly want to download and use it. It's the case of the Weather Dashboard / Global Outlook. It's a project by English designer Jonathan Quintin. Unfortunately, as long as I know, this is not available for download (I've looked for it). That's sad... I would love to put my hands and eyes on this gorgeous app. For more of Jonathan's work, please visit his portfolio at Behance.
Product design has taken a whole different level with mobile phones and their apps. The idea of building a product has moved from the whole idea of line of production and big factories to just people with great ideas and effective execution. The importance of design has become one of the biggest differentiators in terms of products and that has foster a new generation of designers producing really good work.
I've been doing a lot of screens lately and it's always good to stay fresh and to check on what's hot in the design community. I've checked some analytics UI design and what I found is super cool. Here are my findings. These are the work of some pretty talented designers. You can see how cool and trendy these are... who wouldn't love to check their analytics in some awesomely designed pages like these? I would! So, you should really check their portfolios for more of these, simply by clicking each image. I hope you find these really inspiring! Happy designing, people. Cheers.