With the announcement of the Apple Card earlier this week. You will notice new waves of designers trying to tackle the financial health space with new concepts and how can they craft a good personal finance experience. It's no easy task! Let's take a look at Max Podolski who is a product designer based in Moscow, Russian Federation.
I would like to feature the site design for Design Canada, a documentary film celebrating the golden era of Canadian graphic design. Designed by fellow Montrealer folks from Locomotive, a digital design agency based in Montreal, QC, Canada. The site design is clean and simple but putting a smacking effort at animating the historic logos with playfulness and elegance. It's quite charming to go through, makes me really proud that we somehow played importance to the history of graphic design.
Let's take an insight at the user interface for Everyday Wifi, a design by Linwu Wang. A designer based in Hangzhou, China. Unlike any Wifi helper application, the Everyday Wifi has been revamping the entire experience to facilitate the connection to a secure network without any effort. Especially knowingly when you are living in a country like China where there are billions of people, having a connection tool for the Wifi must a be plus.
Designers Stas Aristov, Alya Prigotska and Thanh Do decided to redesign the Alfa Bank mobile app. Let's take a closer look! I like the transition of the account overview, it's expressed through two different views with what we would call the "dashboard" and another view where you can select a specific account, send money to someone and your transaction history.
We are sharing this cool conceptual AR mural designed, built and painted by the folks from Ustwo Sydney. A small team including the work from Olivia King have put together a challenge AR mural for their studio in under two weeks. In their words: "With an almost impossible task at hand, we set about working as quickly as possible - rapidly ideating and prototyping as we went. " You should definitely check out the video, to get a little glimpse of the experience.
We are featuring the work of Misha No, an art director and UI/UX designer based in Singapore. He has worked on a web design project for Maxima.tech. A company that built public wi-fi networks for metros and railways to make all passengers connected, the design is eye-catchy with a set of familiar colours for us to recognize the site's sections. I personally love the design of the icons, they are quite straight to the point and at the same time unique in its form.
This is a game prototype that I would love to share on ABDZ, it's a prototype (soon-to-be-released) designed by Sylvain Theyssens, Anthony Meric and Oleg Pashkovsky. First, the game is all about timing as I quote: "You are given only ninety nine seconds to succeed. The more you play, the fastest you become, and further you can go". Interesting concept right? Now let's take a closer look at the interactions, they are quite subtle especially on the UI but it gets quite creative with the game itself. It will be interesting to give it a try when it will become available.
Lipault™, a French luggage brand based in Paris, France. We are following their recent redesign of their e-commerce front by Werkstatt. More specifically the role of Pierre-Jean Doumenjou as Lead Art Director on the team. At first glance, it's a lovely design with a tremendous accent on the image portion. They are promoting the products with so much flair, you can tell that Lipault™ is a luxury brand.
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.
We are featuring this case study of responsive web design & UI/UX for Geek Games. An independent game developer studio based in in Moscow. We are particularly featuring the work of Alexey Yurkov and his UI/UX design involvement into the project. The animations or shall we say transitions are just top-notch. Inspired by the principles of matte painting, the full desktop experience is so purely creative and giving its gaming background the right purpose. Definitely an inspiring project to bookmark.
Our first redesign concept on ABDZ this year, how about from a mobile app that some use to fuel of caffeine needs. Absolute beautiful redesign of the Starbucks mobile app by Daniel Tan and Daphnie Loong. Combo Duo of two creative directors based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For starters, their visual approach is absolutely stunning. They truly give justice to how our beloved Starbucks should look.
I stumbled across this cool Behance project by Roman Lel, a visual designer & UX designer from Ukraine. He shared an entire web & mobile experience for Boston Taxi. He conceptualized a branding with a visual identity and also with the type of illustrations that shares a resemblance with Uber. I just loved it! The experience on the other side is friendly and smooth with little interactions to complete its minimalistic approach. Lots of white negative space but it just improves the experience.
Hrvoje Grubisic shared a beautiful brand identity and UX/UI design on his Behance profile for Uinetry™. You've probably noticed that we launched a new design and we focused on simplicity, so as you expect this project I am sharing with you here is another example of minimalist and still very elegant style. I love the grid system and how the whole system works so well, going from the logotype to collaterals and digital.
Process is something that I truly cherish, we can learn a lot by being open about our methods and learn from our successes and failures. This is why I like how Vision Trust presented their project for Software Mind. A global IT service and software company with clients and projects all over the world. The team from Vision Trust served their expertise at the UX, UI, Front-end and Back-end.
Just got back from Singapore after a 5-week traveling over Asia including Japan. When I was in SG, I was at some point in need of some cash, so I used one of their ATM machines. This experience got me curious about their user experience approach that banks and users are having in regards to money. After a little surfing, I have found a concept for OCBC Personal Banking. Designed by a UI/UX designer from Moscow, Russian Federation named Alexander Lygin.
A concept from designers Artur Konariev and John Jackson who worked on a social portal called: Millennials. A networking platform where users will be able to connect and collaborate to achieve greatness through exchanges and more. From the UI standpoint, I wish there was more differentiated through the different levels of communication on the web design, overall it looks great. Would you use another social platform? Or seeing smaller integrations inside a bigger platform like Facebook.
Let's take a look at this web design by Ovik Mooshlyan for a furniture website concept. He is a UI/UX designer at Cetis Branding Agency based in Moscow, Russian Federation. His retail concept has interesting points to share with having the total straight in the navigation bar. I personally liked the grid system which was pretty unconventional where he didn't use any shadows or blur. We are getting used of seeing more and more retail web designs looking more alike to each other, it's nice to discuss a design taking another direction.
What a great time to be a designer, even better if you are working with UI and UX. If you stop for a minute and think that less than five years ago there landscape of tools for UI and UX were very poor. Fireworks was gone and Sketch was in its infancy. Fast forward to today and the story is very different. There's an abundance of tools and they keep getting better. That's the case of the new Adobe XD version that Adobe released today. Go ahead you can download it already.
We are sharing the work from creative director Daniel Tan from Tofu Design based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Say hello to his concept entitled: Aero, a flight booking experience for the Web. At first glance, it's definitely an updated UI with "less clutter" that would just fill the experience with legal information and ad placements. There are cool ideas like the one-click access but I particularly like the "See your journey" feature, that's pretty neat and totally enhance the booking expectations.
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.