Experimental music player – Best UI UX Design of February 2017
This is indeed one of the coolest form of UI and UX Design of this month. Nikita built an incredible animation of a possible futuristic music player. The interface features a dark theme, with a dark blue background. But the real eye-catchy part is indeed the center, where he featured various elements that transit from one to another. As he explained in his project description, this concept tries to use artificial intelligence to draw items, animals and scenes on the screen, based on the music played.
It sounds indeed as a step into the future, and it looks extremely cool. On the UI design perspective, it is genius, but under the UX, it’s the opposite. This specific case could be a lot controverse depending by the way you look at it. If you think about the “wow” effect, it could indeed bring in so many music listeners and easily become a top hit in the music industry. But after that first impression, and specially when you think about how users interact with their phones while listening to music, you start to realize that people don’t stare all the time at their music player. Instead, they hit the play button and start running, browsing the internet, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
So at the end, this is an extremely valuable concept, but I don’t see it as a real game changer on a phone. Maybe a desktop/large screen version could be even more impactful, and it could be a great addition for live-events.
Designer: Nikita Duhovny