There’s a lot of competition between smartphone apps on their respective stores. One thing i’ve come to notice however, is that the apps that do really well, are not only beautifully designed, but have equally beautiful websites to accompany them. It seems the designers not only embraced the creation of the app’s user interface, but also embraced its desktop counterpart.
I’ve a serious crush on flat design. I have ever since I saw the first glimpse of Metro UI, Clean lines, bold colours, flat and simple layouts… what is not to like. Thanks to the world of behance, I stumbled across Square UI. Oh… my word. Square UI is a set of beautiful components featuring the flat design trend. The PSD User Interface Pack includes a set of beautiful and pure components, which you can use to create startup projects, websites or iOS/Android Apps.
The Next Web is changing it’s look and moving to a cleaner, lighter, responsive design with streamlined layout. What do you think? Does it work?
In my day job, I work with a very talented designer called Philip Joyce. He was tasked with a massive undertaking last week. That was to reimagine and redesign the monstrosity that is the Ryanair website. Although the finished product has been admired by many, it has also been pulled apart by the hating few. My question to these people… could you really do any better (in a few days while trying to get all of your other work done simultaneously)? And if you think so… bring it on!
Jinha Lee, from the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with Rehmi Post and Hiroshi Ishii, has been playing with the idea of manipulating real floating objects in 3-D space to create a truly tactile user interface. His prototype is called the ZeroN, and it will drop your jaw when you see it working for the first (and second and third) time.