InVision just announced their new mobile app and it's a major step in putting mobile design at the forefront. Designers can experience their prototypes right from a device, allowing for instant spot-checking and feedback. Users can also write comments, sketch an idea, or drop in screenshots. Any changes to the desktop update in real-time on mobile, which for me is always the best feature, especially when you are running user testing. More and more it's awesome to see how InVision is setting a new industry standard for designers to share ideas, get feedback, and iterate on-the-go, giving them the tools to move designs forward faster, from anywhere. In a world that increasingly relies on mobile products and experiences, InVision is helping designers meet these needs. “At Aaptiv, we help our members achieve their fitness goals and become a better version of themselves, and it's crucial that our product's design is on par with the world-class workouts and programs created by our professional trainers. InVision's mobile functionality helps us to quickly test multiple ideas against each other early in our design process and get executive buy-in so that we can ensure we're building the best possible experience for our members.” – Max Wendkos, Product Designer at Aaptiv Why this matters: For designers: Preview designs from the app (with Studio mirroring), user test, and demo designs. Collaborate with stakeholders via Freehand or commenting For design / product managers and executives: Stay up to date on design teams’ progress and provide feedback from the app via commenting More details: Wireframe and collaborate with your teams with Freehand Present and mirror Studio files on any device View and comment on Prototypes and Boards (commenting is iOS only) Receive push notifications when mentioned on a prototype or board Optimized for designs on all types of devices (mobile, tablet, etc.) Stay up-to-date on notifications through Conversations User test your prototypes and access them offline Enjoy a faster, higher fidelity experience Download it now: App Store Play Store Screenshots
Following our Material Design Monday tradition, we bring a really cool project shared by Rico Monteiro from Campinas, Brazil. It's the redesign of Deezer applying Material Design. Some elements that I'm loving about Rico's design - the dark theme aligned with a beautiful color palette, the condensed font for the title on the action bar and the simplicity. I definitely will employ some of these insights for the Abduzeedo app. "Deezer is the largest music catalogue in the world at your fingertips, with over 35 million songs. Deezer is the best way to listen to music on your mobile, tablet or computer". For more information check out Rico's portfolio at https://www.behance.net/ricomonteiro
This weekend I started working on a simple prototype for the Abduzeedo Android App and will likely be able to share something with you next week. Meanwhile, I would like to share a reference that proved useful as I set out to design my app, it's the mobile app concept for the Nike+ app by Maximin Erionov. Some of the elements that I like in his concept include the article screens, some full bleed screens like the one with David Beckham and the News page.
Yesterday I posted some navigation examples for the new Abduzeedo Android App. We will be following the Material Design style guide provided by Google but of course we will try to add our brand and character. Today I will share some references for content layout. This is my mood-board in a way and will definitely prove useful in the next step of the design process.
Since Google introduced Material Design almost a year ago it's amazing to see more and more designers adopting the framework. Enter a project that Anatoly Nesterov created for a music player employing this new visual language. It's awesome to see that the design patterns translate really well into his experiment and I must say I am now inspired to experiment on a version of Abduzeedo Material Design for the mobile web. For more information check out Anatoly's portfolio at http://snazzis.com/
Motion design has become a super important part of any mobile app design. Smooth animations and the right curves can give to your product a much more refined look and feel. We see simple bounce and elastic effects give a organic feel, because that's the way we things happen in real life. Apple has been exploring this for a long time and more and more we see product designers working closer with motion designers to enhance the user experience. A good example of some motion design is the Music Application project by Sergey Valiukh. Sergey is an art director, graphic designer, motion designer, architect from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. For more information visit http://valiukhsergey.com/ Hey buddies! Today I want to share introductory screens animation. The app allows to upload music files to your account, listen to songs, create parties sharing music to all available devices nearby. The app's motto is Listen! Synchronize! Via Behance