Benedikt Lehnert who work as 'Director of Product Design for Fluent, Mobile and Office Experiences' at Microsoft shared about their freshest update on Fluent UI. What's Fluent UI? It's a collection of UX frameworks that will be used and shared across platforms to help them produce the next generation of Microsoft 365 experiences.
Arthur Galustyan shared a simple, clean and elegant web design he worked for a Japanese Industrial Designer named Naoto Fukasawa. I love the simplicity of the design and how it gets lovely within the interactions when they are played from transitioning from pages to pages. Personally, I am obsessed with the bottom 'description card', it adds clarity and again uniformity. It pays such a beautiful homage to Naoto's work and at the same time putting his work in a very delightful perspective.
Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend. As a designer working in the universe of user interfaces, I think we all somehow had feedback on 'game interface design'. Personally, I would have feedback on everything that would involve an experience. For games for example, it's an introductory to a virtual world where we usually go to escape the 'real world' and enjoy ourselves to stress down from our daily lives. Especially during times that we are currently living.
Since the beginning of the year, we are having fun sharing about 'Skeuomorphism' and now Neumorphism which is now the 'newer' term from Skeuomorphism. How about we called this trend: Neumorphism UI👋 One thing for sure, whatever you think it's a trend or not; it definitely had us creating Neumorphism for UI kits, integrations or this cool soft-UI CSS code generator by Adam .
We are featuring the work from Cristian Lorca who shared an interesting concept on his Behance profile for Harman Kardon Citation. Bringing another level of touch with speakers from the Harman Kardon family. At first glance, you can't help to appreciate all the levels of the process shared in the documentation. It's concise and clear. You wouldn't think there is so much work to design such a small interface but wrong.
Let's start it off by saying that I really do enjoy diving into a student project. Fewer boundaries and more room for creativity. This is what we are mostly striving as we go deeper into our career level, once you understand your work ethic and establish a solid structure. There are times where you would just love to create something without leaving it out to requirements, user stories, feedback and etc. Pure fun, I think we all should somehow have a side-project to experiment and have fun with it.
Kulik Oleg is a graphic designer and a UI/UX designer based from Kharkiv, Ukraine. We are sharing his web design concept for the United States history. It's an interesting approach especially with his colours, bright orange! Do you think it does compliment the images well? I do love his choice of typography and the text layouts are intuitive plus easy to read. One particular thing that I do like a lot is how it is presented. Because of the projects we see all the time on ABDZ, I have rarely have seen this approach and it's quite good.
It's not my first time seeing this but the use of 'illustration' in product design is very important nowadays. Most of us designers are eager to craft the simplest and most intuitive user experience. Meanwhile, we do sometimes neglect the use of illustrations to communicate the features with much more tenacity. This is why we are sharing the work of Aldiyar Aidash who is a product designer taking a stab at illustrations, really great stuff! It's definitely will be inspiring some of us to take the right 'virage'.
Ilya Sablin and Sergey Nikonenko have shared what I think a pretty unique project on their Behance. Particularly on the technical side of things since it's NOT just about an interface, they are pushing forward to the entire experience including its technicality, functionality and security.
A new Pure Design Inspiration is up, it's been a little while! I was caught with our move to another country but things are settling down. One burst of inspiration roundup just for you. For this week, I decided to explore Dribbble with the theme of 'dashboard design'. As a context of having a 'workspace' with a navigation, data, and what are the little micro user interactions designers are putting an effort on to create a simple and interesting experience.
Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to end the week with this UI/UX case study by the folks from Tubik Studio, a kickass digital studio based in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. We are showcasing one of their latest projects, the mobile UI design for a perfect recipes app. An application where you will be able to learn to cook by following recipes and also a food shopping experience.
Design Systems, a term that is easily misunderstood among many of us or within the industry. Why? Well, it's because we all have our own conclusions about what is a Design System. I don't personally think there are any right or wrong ways of creating a DS (Short of Design System). I believe that it all depends on what is the scale of the company you are working for whatever that is small or big. This is where the difference should be more affected by. We can go deeper on ABDZ if you wanna know more about Design Systems.
A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup just for you. For this week, I decided to surf Dribbble with the mindset of 'banking app design' inspiration. With the launch of the Apple Card, designers are taking a stab at experimenting with concepts and they are filled with 'gradients'. Yes! It's coming back for real, what do you think?
I am been following the work of Steve Schoger for a little while now. He has been brought to my attention via his Twitter account whenever he shared one of his design tips and/or on Refactoring UI via his YouTube channel. So it's all about UIs but it's another take on what makes the 'interface beautiful' but more into what's make it practical.
Efir Media shared on their Behance, a series of Web & UI layouts to showcase their skills and how much efforts they put into their projects. And of course, it's inspirational especially on the part with the animated transitions. They showcase a different kind of variety of projects from a full web experience to a responsive design.
Ok, Intellias shared a very interesting UI/UX case study on a solution of what would be an 'innovative car-sharing solution'. Let 's explore this concept. For starters, right off the bat, I took a genuine interest to feature their project, not because of the layout presentation, UI work and/or interface transitions. But for the process. They kindly share what they have learned from the process as for the feature per se, personas, a customer journey map, use cases list and a lot more.
Hannes Ahremark shared an interesting UI/UX case study about 'KiddOs', a streaming app for kids and features for parents like 'parental lock'. I wish there was more exploration on that end, but overall it's a very refreshing take. I do appreciate the colors used on this design, and there seem to have a 'dark theme' version too. But one thing I needed to share is the 'over-use' of the gradients and they are everywhere (noted!).
A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup to kick it off for the Weekend? Why not! For this week, I decided to pull together a collection of 'case studies' inspiration. Mainly the idea came after publishing my own case study and decided to go for a surf on hand-picked shots from Dribbble.
Zion W is a brand & UI/UX designer based in Sydney, Australia. He shared a great redesign of UI and the shopping experience for one of my favorite clothing brand out there: Uniqlo HK app. I am currently using its North American version and it's a disaster in terms of its entire experience (💡). There are several things from Zion's concept that I dearly appreciate. First and foremost, its user interface is simplified and there is a consistency in the patterns for an e-commerce shopping experience.
A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup to kick it off for the Weekend? Why not! For this week, I decided to navigate through more 'UI Design' because I needed some inspiration myself for personal work so I might as well share them on ABDZ. It's good eye practice and always great to find new ideas in the 'wild'. We have several great prototypes featured in this roundup, hope you will enjoy this week's collection.