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Mercedes Benz Illustration by Romain Trystram

Mercedes Benz Illustration

During 2016, the german agency Realgestalt commissioned Romain Trystram to create another set of illustrations for Mercedes. As everyone knows, Mercedes Benz is one of the most valuable brand in the world, thank to their high-class vehicles. Probably also thank to the success scored by the company during the previous row of illustrations, they decided to go again with the talented illustrator from Morocco.

In his Behance presentation, Romain shared both flat illustrations and real applications on mobile devices. He shared examples of his work presented on iPads, websites and real paper magazine.
One of his keys characteristics are colors and perspective. In fact, he loves to play with city landscapes, specially during night. In this way, he is able to experiment as much as possible with lights and colors. Also looking at his previous work, we can see an extensive use of violet and cyan colors, which are generally supported by dark blues tones.

The Set

This set features five illustrations. Two of them contain a shiny Mercedez car as the main subject. Also the third features a car, but it is less noticeable, because it presents an air shot. The last one features a beautiful night-time landscape of a metropolis.
Both the first two illustrations feature an incredible Mercedes Benz Illustration, which looks almost real. The first one contains a side shot of the car, featuring a colorful outline, with stars that enrich the composition. The second illustration contains a frontal shot of the car with a semi-circular stripe positioned above the vehicle, which contains three icons. They represent some of the features that you can have with the car.

In the third illustration, Romain represented an aerial shot of a street during night-time, with a tiny car in the far right and two trucks around it.
The very last illustration, we have a beautiful landscape of a city at night, where you can see illuminated skyscrapers in the distance and a red-yellowish bridge in the foreground.

In Conclusion

Romain did an awesome job also for this set of illustrations. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a third set of illustrations made for Mercedes in the upcoming year. But the real challenge will be to come up with more creative solutions and scenes.
Designer: Romain Trystram
Source: Behance



10 Best UI UX Design of January 2017 - Braun

10 Best UI UX Design of January 2017

10 Best UI UX Design of January 2017

January has been a great month for UI-UX Designs. A lot of Agencies, Freelancers and also Independent Designers built incredible products.
In this article, we are going to list 10 best UI UX Design of January 2017.

Moximo. Recruiting app.

Art Lemon’s team built an incredible application to look for jobs. It features more than 500 UI elements, a clean interface and even incredible illustrations. The main colors used are green and orange. In their presentation, they featured all the steps that brought to the creation of the app, including the UX and final UI.

Lonely Planet HP – Marquee exploration

In this quick shot, Claudio showed some new animations introduced to the Lonely Planet website. They featured a very interesting opening screen, with a zoom-out on the photo and a quick appearance of the main elements. But the most interesting element that makes the animation pop even more is the presence of the lenses’ light particles, giving even more depth to the overall composition.
Designer: Claudio Guglieri
Source: Dribbble

Braun site exploration

Eddie created a concept for a possible Braun redesign, featuring a clean and simple design, but never trivial. In fact, he took a particular attention to the button’s shapes and the typography.
Designer: Eddie Lobanovskiy
Source: Dribbble

InVision’s 2016 Year in Review

InVision is one of the most loved tool by Designers, and in order to celebrate their success, they built a website that contains all their achievements from the past year. It features a clean UI supported by eye-catching colors and soft animations.

A new Dropbox.com

In January, Dropbox reinvented the way people collaborate with each other. They released a completely new Home page and two new products. You can read more about their new products in this article.

CroSpots

KREATIVA Studio produced an incredible design of a platform that allows people to discover and explore new places. It features a clean and minimalistic design, with some really interesting details, such as the big red circle placed in the top left corner.
Agency: KREATIVA Studio
Source: Dribbble

Dashboard Engie

AgenceMe shared a small part of a much larger project made for Engie. This small shot features everything a Designer would like to see: A great use of typography, colors and visuals.
Agency: AgenceMe
Source: Dribbble

IoT navigation for smart home product interaction

Fantasy is an incredible agency that has worked for some of the major brands in the world. Gleb is part of the team, and he always delight Dribbble’s users with incredible interactions. In this case, he showed an interaction for a smart home product, supported by two incredible transitions.
Designer: Gleb Kuznetsov
Source: Dribbble

serverstack

In this UI design, Fabio shared two screens of an iOS mobile application. It features a clean minimal UI, with both the light and dark side. The second one is the most unique, thank to the wired illustration that covers the entire bottom right part of the screen. It is indeed a good touch to make the screen pop and to fill a possible gap.
Designer: Fabio Basile
Source: Dribbble

Pricing

Last but not least, we have an incredible design built by Fireart Studio. They featured one of the most “battered” sections of a website, the Pricing section. Generally, it is composed by a couple cards that features the prices and features. In this case, they created a very creative design by adding unique illustrations.
Agency: Fireart Studio
Source: Dribbble



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Beats by Dre Website

Beats by Dre Redesign

Beats is an iconic brand established in the music space. People instantly recognize the brand printed on their product, such as headphones, earphones and speakers. Dr. Dre, the famous music artist, founded the company in 2008 and then sold it to Apple for $2.5 Billions.

In this Beats website redesign, Andrew re-created Beats’ website, highlighting their products as much as possible. The hero section features a unique photo composed by famous artists and athletes, featuring a smudged background with red, black and grey stripes. Thank to their orientation, they give a dynamic and depth feel to the composition.
The following sections features the main products available for sale. Firstly, we have a split layout with headphones on the left and earphones on the right. Following along the website, there is a full page photo of Neymar Jr., sitting on a bench while listening to his music through a pair of Beats headphones. The very last section is most unique. It features all the products categories positioned with an extravagant layout. In order to make it even more creative, the cards feature the products photos half inside and half outside the container.

In his presentation, Andrew featured also other pages with a tiled layout and a lateral navigation bar. Again, throughout the entire website, images rule over any other type of content, also thank to the sponsored athletes that make the brand pop even more.
Andrew showed also an interested towards responsive design. In fact, thank to the tiled layout and use of photos, he was able to achieve a great experience also on tablets and smartphones.

In Conclusion

Andrew showed all of his skills in this website redesign. Although Beats’ current website already shows an incredible attention to Design, this concept could be a great solution too. It would have been interesting to see some more screens related to the products or even interactions.
Designer: Andrew Aden
Source: Behance



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Behance Redesign by Norah Park

Behance Redesign

Before the “flat” design revolution started by Apple, online portfolios weren’t so important and curated. In fact, the majority of creatives showed PDFs with their work, and only a few of them owned a website. In the last few years, portfolio’s websites literally exploded. Some of the best platforms available for designers and artists are Behance, Dribbble and DeviantArt. Each one of them solve a specific problem for a specific type of creative person.
In this case, we are going to dig into Behance, which is the eclectic leading platform for creative people.

Discover

The platform features a website and a mobile application, but what’s really missing is a desktop application. That’s what Norah Park thought. She built a desktop app concept of Behance, which could be a tremendous help for all of those people that browse it every day, looking for the right inspiration. The most unusual design elements are colors. There is the “Behance’s blue” tone, but the real change is the dark color scheme. In fact, behance features a light interface, opposed to this Behance redesign.

The App features a lateral expandable navigation bar, which contains all the most important links for browsing through categories, analytics, account management and personal profile. In the top bar, there is a a big search bar that covers the whole central area. On the top right corner, there are four important items: your profile’s photo, share option, notifications and message icons.
Obviously, as it should be, the content is the king in this situation. Because Behance is a platform built around photos and visual assets, the entire application is filled with projects. The “Discover” section features three navigation display options.
Regarding the UX, Norah placed the “Activity Feed” as a vertical bar in the very far right part of the application. She also shared an interesting interaction that shows longer comments.

Dashboard and Job Search

My Profile & Statistics screens feature a minimalistic and creative design. In the Dashboard, the real king is the chart, which cover the entire width of the app.
Another interesting screen is the Job & Creative search, where Norah featured a split screen. On the left she featured a list of creatives, and on the right she featured a map that shows all the creatives present in the selected area. The map addition is a really neat feature that could be added to the real Behance platform, giving a better feel to the research and to identify where people are located.

In conclusion

This Behance redesign is a brilliant example of a possible new product added to the Adobe family. It will indeed help creatives to find inspirations and maybe with some off-line features could be a game changer.
Designer: Norah Park
Source: Behance



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F — mdls - Website Design

F — mdls Website Design

F — mdls is a model agency founded in 2012. Adencys agency built their new website, following a minimalistic and clean style. Their website is extremely simple and direct. In fact, you will not find a lot of written texts, because images fill almost the entire screen. Because of its purpose, the website shows pictures of models for hire that were posing for real photo shootings.

The navigation bar features a minimalistic and clean look, also by using an unusual layout. On the left side, there are 5 huge links that allow users to navigate through the pages. On the right side there are small links that highlight their social media and a search bar.

The home page features only two sections. The first is a slide that shows Collections available for sale, and the second shows informations regarding the agency.

The Models page features a list of all their models, alphabetically filtered from A to Z. Also this layout is really interesting and unique. It features written black texts, a single model’s photo on the bottom left corner and a lot of white space.  By clicking on the “more” link in the central bottom part of the page, you can access to the model’s page.

From here, you can see more informations about the model, such as the biography, height and agencies. Also this page’s layout is intriguing, because it features a big image that cover 3/5 of the screen with a huge H1 title which defines the model’s name. All the other informations are listed on a single column below the title. On the very far right side of the page, there is another slide that allows users to scroll through other photos of the model.

Mobile Version

Adencys also created a strong responsive design, which works perfectly on mobile devices. As they showed in their mockups, all the texts and images fits perfectly also on smaller screens. In this way, they were able to keep a consistency and brand identity through the various platforms.
Agency: Adencys
Project source: Behance



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Facebook Redesign - by Roland Hidvegi

Facebook Redesign by Roland Hidvegi

Facebook is the second most used website and first social network in the world. It has shaped billions of lives, allowing people to stay connected with each other or to meet people you haven’t seen in ages. We have seen a lot of redesigns, but this one caught our attention for its minimalistic and clean look. Obviously, Facebook has a huge and strong team of Designers that works on dozens of projects, but it’s always interesting to see what other people can do to improve a product.

As Roland says –

In this Facebook Redesign I tried to modify some minor things to provide a more delightful experience to the users. The avatars changed to circles following the common pattern. I used the similar layout for the person and pages with a ratio based flexible grid system (2, 5, 3). Finally I used the fresh colours and updated the typefaces as well.

As Roland mentioned in his brief description, he worked on multiple UI elements to improve User Experience. He built a new set of icons which feature an outlined style rather than a filled one. In this way, he managed to make the content cleaner and lighter.
Regarding colors, Roland used bright tones, such as Green, Blue, Orange and Red to emphasize particular elements. He had a particular attention for the icons, transforming the current skeuomorphism-style set to a flat one. In this way, there is more consistency on the platform, also given by the grey-only set of icons in the left navigation bar.

The current Facebook design lacks of readability for the comment sections, because there aren’t real visual divisors between the author, comment and actions. Every element seems too cluttered, which makes the content difficult to analyze and read. Unfortunately, Roland didn’t try to resolve this issue. It could have been interesting to see his take on this situation.

In Conclusion

Roland did an awesome job  in redesigning Facebook. He improved a lot of elements and sections of the social network, but he covered only the surface of it. Again, it could have been interesting to see more UI elements and further studies of this redesign. For now, we can treat it as a successful visual improvement with some interesting UX suggestions.
Author: Roland Hidvegi
Project source: Behance



A New Dropbox Redesign - Paper Project

A New Dropbox

A New Dropbox Redesign

With more than 500 Million users, it is one of the best platforms to use to share files with other people. Since its launch, it grew a lot, and it now has a strong Design team that support its products.

As they say –

In today’s workplace, people spend 61% of their time managing work rather than doing it. […]
We want to bring that 61% as close to zero as possible. So we’re building products that make it easier to find the information you need, stay up to date on projects, and work more seamlessly as a team. And today, we have the first of those products and features ready for you.
In January 2017, Dropbox’s Design team announced four completely new Product. They refreshed the Home Page, the web application and  launched two new Products.

A New Dropbox.com

The new Dropbox redesign starts with a strong and bold statement. They are reinventing how teamwork works. But how? By introducing two new products. The first is Dropbox Paper, which is a smarter way of building ideas and thinking around a concept. The second is Smart Sync, which is a way to organize and synchronize your files directly on your desk.
Following along the website, it now shows five strong features about their products and how you can benefit from them. Illustrations support every statement, featuring an unique outlined and shaky style.
Obviously, they also took their time to improve the mobile version which features all the elements displayed on a single column layout.

A New Dropbox Web App

Dropbox’s Web Application now features an extremely clean and minimalistic look. It is actually impressive to see a so clean design on a real and functioning product. It features a full screen – fluid layout divided in three columns layout. The first one contains the main navigation bar. The second contains your actual files. The third contains all the tools that you need to start using Dropbox.
It features AtlasGrotesk as the main and only one font, supported by soft colors, like light blue, light purple and grey tones.

Smart Sync

This new feature allows people to organize and choose which files will be downloaded on your computer or kept on the cloud. It is going to be extremely useful when it comes to manage your machine’s storage. In fact, every file that you store on your desktop presents an icon. If it’s a green checkmark, the file has been loaded on both the cloud and your computer. If it’s a cloud icon, it means that the file will be available only with internet connection, so it will not be stored on your machine and available offline. I can see a relation with the new Cloud sync feature introduced by Apple, which basically works in a similar way, but obviously with Apple’s Cloud.

Dropbox Paper

This new feature allows users to collaborate, share ideas and think about a project. It is a sort of a Google Docs, Invision’s Boards, a scheduling tool and obviously a sharing platform. In fact, with this tool you can write content, share images, videos and any other embeddable content. You can also write comments and start a conversation. You can even schedule and organize your team, like you will normally do on softwares like Trello, Asana or Wrike.
Regarding the Design, the tool features with a minimalistic and clean style. In fact, there aren’t shadows, colors or lines that divide the content. The only visual divisor is determined by the negative space and text hierarchy. It features a different look compared to the established Dropdown style. In fact, there aren’t any blue tone, but the real king is the grey. In order to make the content pop-out, the main body features grey tones. Only authors names present strong colors, such as violet, orange and blue.
Project Cover are a real change in their Design style. In fact, now every project will have a cover image which features a creative way of using geometric shapes and bright colors.

In Conclusion

Dropbox’s Design team improved a lot of UI elements, sections and pages with this Dropbox redesign, but the real game-changer are the new products. With Smart Sync and Dropbox Paper, you can now build board, sketch ideas, organize content, synch files on your desktop and obviously share them with other people, all from the same place. Could it be the final move to outdistance Google Drive from the race?



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COS. Website Design - by M2H Agency

COS Website Design

M2H Agency is a Moscow based agency which is building its name in the Design Industry for its style. In fact, they love to build websites with fluid layouts, which is in complete contrast to the world’s most use Bootstrap framework. They also enrich products with lots of animations, transitions and micro-interactions.

One of their last project was COS Website, which is a fashion brand for women. It features a minimalistic style, followed by a clean look. The absence of content is a key part for this website. In fact, it could be extremely easy for anyone to place a couple fonts on a page, but the end result will be like every other website out there. That’s where M2H Agency excel. They worked with the layout, featuring medium-small fonts rotated by 90 degrees and large images. In this way, they were able to let users focus on the real content. Less important elements, like product names and descriptions, were strategically placed in the corners of the pages.

How they described the project

COS (Collection of Style) is a fashion brand for women and men who want modern, functional and considered design. COS fashion collections are the essence of Scandinavian minimalism when general style is more important then hype trends. Our task was not only to refute the character and philosophy of the brand but also to create the unforgettable look describing COS’s approach to creation of fashionable clothes. We have sticked to functional, simple and straightforward design with monochromatic colors which enlarges and repeats the COS approach to design of clothes.

In Conclusion

As they specified in their project description, they used products that feature the Scandinavian Minimalism. Colors played a very important role too. In fact, monochromatic and soft tones are dominating products and the website’s look.
But at the end, what really makes the website stand out are the photographies. Model’s expressions, clothes’ style, the minimalism of the environment and even the scenes showed in videos create an unique atmosphere, very similar to a sci-fi movie.
Agency: M2H Agency
Project Source: Behance



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The New York Times Redesign

The New York Times Redesign - by Flatstudio

The New York Times is one of the most influential source of news on the Planet.

Henry Raymond and George Jones founded the journal in New York in 1851. They would have never expected to see it grow so fast. Characterized by its “ancient” look, it features Cheltenham for its headlines and Imperial for its body. The constant use of serif fonts allowed the company to build a solid brand, not only by making it recognizable, but also making it credible. In fact, Designers use serif fonts – and in some cases even sans serif – to establish credibility and even trust in the reader. This is also one of the main reasons why the majority of Political Newspapers topics use them.

Flatstudio is a Creative Agency based in Lisbon, Portugal.
In the past couple weeks, they posted a series of Shots about the newspaper redesign. After one month, they released the full project on Behance and their Website.
In their redesign, they featured multiple studies of the website, spacing from the Layout, UX and also Colors.

The outdated layout hides important sections of the website.

The New York Times is filled with content where a user can consume the information. The number of types of content delivered is increasing every day. That’s why we designed a few different blocks which can form the content.

General Pages

We identified several types of information layout for this project. The main page has a 5-column grid. The editorial articles have a full-width layout, big images, and also a special content. The multimedia projects form the content in full-screen view.

Color Palette & Font Styling

While prototyping and choosing both colors and fonts we relied on the old newspapers and their layout. We tried also to choose the newspaper-like colors. The main task that we set was a combination of multimedia features with the ability to use the space properly. In fact, the more information on a square pixel the better it is.
Choosing the font is very important and we didn’t want to change the already established elements of the website.
The set of blocks, which we designed, work well together. Highlighting information and relying primarily on the content forming, we managed to get a good look and ergonomic design.

In Conclusion

Flatstudio did an awesome job in The New York Times Redesign project. In fact, they improved not only the UI, bringing a more modern look, but also the User Experience. It could be indeed a great upgrade to their current website, moving away from their cluttered look and feel.
Agency: Flatstudio
Project Source: Link



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Trello Redesign by Netguru

Trello Redesign - by Netguru

Trello. We love it. We hate it.

If you are a Designer, you must have tried it at least once in your entire life. In fact, Trello is one of the most popular tools for sharing and managing projects.

Lately, it has been on the front page of all the major newspapers thank to its new “dad”. Yes, Trello is joining a new family, more specifically Atlassian’s family.
The recent acquisition by Atlassian for 425 Millions shaked the Design community. Similarly to what Instagram’s new logo caused, we now have responses. A lot of Designers and Influencers spoke about this change and about Trello’s future, but what really caught our attention was Netguru’s Trello redesign.

Netguru’s Motivation

We love Trello at Netguru. Atlassian’s recent acquisition of Trello motivated us to have a shot at redesigning Trello’s visual identity. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do – make Trello a little bit slicker. We are well aware that a comprehensive redesign would consists on a host of different factors: business objectives, user needs defined as a result of data analysis, and so on. We were not aiming at a total overhaul of Trello – we focused exclusively on Trello’s visual experience, bearing in mind all the limitations of such approach.

As they specified, their Trello’s redesign is focusing on the UI and Aesthetic side rather than the UX.
Nonetheless, as we already said in the 10 Best Website & Web Design of December, Netguru is an extremely talented agency based in Poland, and we couldn’t expect anything less than that from them.

Both the actual Design and the presentation are spectacular, featuring a minimalistic and super-clean look. White is the dominant color, followed by Blue, Yellow and Red for all the other UI elements.

Netguru’s redesign spaces from Colors, Icons and screes. Some of them includes Boards, Calendar, Summary, Pop-ups and Login forms.

Agency: Netguru
Project Source: Behance