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February 23, 2017

Interaction Design: Wine-Searcher Application

Interaction Design: Wine-Searcher Application

Wine-Searcher Application is an interaction design and UI/UX project shared by Olena Mostepan and MEAT Studies on their Behance profiles. In a nutshell, the whole idea was create an mobile app that could help you search and understand a bit more about wine, with the ultimate goal of making you love wine. From the interaction design point of view, it’s a fairly simple and straightforward model. You can search wine by type of food, type of wine or even scan wines to understand more about that particular type. 

The visual design is also simple but lovely with “cute” icons across the many screens. From the images I felt that the fonts tend to be quite small and I wonder from the accessibility point of view, if the text color is not too light. Enough said, check out the images below for a better look at this cool project.

Interaction Design

Feb 23, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

February 23, 2017

Interaction Design: Behance Desktop App Concept

Interaction Design: Behance Desktop App Concept

As a designer, I am a frequent user of Behance. It’s a beautiful platform that featured some of the best artists, designers and illustrators out there. One thing that annoys me though is the design hasn’t changed much in the last few years. For example, those gradient buttons are hitting me hard! Let’s take a look at the work of Nora Park who decided to take the platform for an overhaul concept. Overall, I really enjoyed her interaction design and direction for Behance, too not keen on the interactions but in the “ensemble”; it’s a lovely concept!

This concept is the work of Nora Park who is a freelance art director based in Los Angeles, California. She has a background in UI/UX, graphic design, illustration, fine art and more. You should definitely check out her site.

Like many designers, I am a frequent user of the Behance. This is my attempt at translating the website into a desktop application, one that takes advantage of the platform by providing a richer, more seamless and customizeable experience.

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Feb 23, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

February 22, 2017

Illustration: Grimms' Fairy Tales by Ale Giorgini

Illustration: Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Ale Giorgini

Grimms’ Fairy Tales Illustrated by Ale Giorgini is a set of illustrations of wallpapers based on classic fairy tales. Whichever one is your favorite, it isn’t hard to get glossy eyed and nostalgic over the forever legendary Brothers Grimm tales. With his brilliantly retro flair, Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini evokes the same feeling and transforms the iconic tales of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Snow White’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ into stylish, contemporary illustration pieces for the home.

“A Wall With A View”

This is the idea that Ale says encapsulates the collection of illustrations. On designing the collection, he said, “I thought of the wall as a huge window, where I could watch the woods through which some of my favorite fairytales characters walk. You can play with Red Riding Hood and a sweet wolf, or try to grab some candy from the hands of Hansel and Gretel.” 

Giorgini has teamed up with Murals Wallpaper to create an uber cool collection of wall murals that celebrate the sentimentality and iconicism of Grimms’ fairy tales. He uses precise line work, bold color and a cunning use of negative space to produce illustrations that are as stunning as they are interesting, resulting in an incredibly charming Jetson’s-esque aesthetic.  

“You can hang your artwork on the trees, or declare your love by writing it on the trunks. My murals are made for children that dream, or adults who still do.” – Giorgini


For more information check out https://press.muralswallpaper.com/grimms-fairy-tales-illustrated-by-ale-giorgini

Feb 22, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

February 21, 2017

Editorial Design: Save the Children

Editorial Design: Save the Children

I am one of those believers that believe that design can change the world by its purpose and its reasons. We do what we do for what we believe is worth fighting. We are able to create things that can drag emotions, thinking and more. Let’s take a closer at this editorial design by Mother Design for Save the Children. As I quote: “..creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them”.

Designed by Mother Design  is a team of designers, strategists and producers with offices in London and New York City. With a mindset of working side-by-side with their clients, seeing their work for Save The Children gives a warm positivity for a great cause.

Helping the children of Za′atari share their world. When Save The Children invited us to visit Za’atari – the world’s second largest refugee camp and home to over 80,000 Syrians – we discovered an incredible project. Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown had created a photography class in which he gave 12 children iPhones and equipped them with the skills to tell their own stories. These kids have no direct connection to the outside world; no way to share their story and, vitally, to have others respond. My Own Account was about going beyond the photographs, creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them. We took inspiration from social media to create an exhibition in which visitors could show their love for the photographs that they really connected with. These interactions were recorded and shared with the children of Za’atari in what, for many, was their first interaction with the world outside since arriving at the camp.

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Feb 21, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Editorial Design

February 20, 2017

Motion design: UI and UX Collection

Motion design: UI and UX Collection

Motion design is intrinsically useful for product design, especially when designing for mobile devices. Even experience designers might have a difficult time evaluation solutions on the computer without testing on the device. In addition to that, there’s so much information that can be lost by using the old approach of static mocks. Those are just a couple of reasons why motion design and prototype are mandatory steps during the product design process. After Effects, Principle, Framer, Javascript or straight native Java or Swift are some of the tool available. They all have their pros and cons but the important thing is that they all gives us that extra level of information to helps us on our decision making process to deliver the best user interface.

On this post I will share some motion design projects on user interface. They are from Dribbble, one of the best sources for this type of work. Make sure to click on the images to find out more about the designers behind them.

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Feb 20, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

February 20, 2017

ABDZ Photo Challenge Project: #abdz_strideby

ABDZ Photo Challenge Project: #abdz_strideby

A photo challenge! Yes! Mainly, It’s an open concept that is made purely for fun and also to improve your photography or mobile photography skills. The idea is simple! At the beginning of the week, we’ll share a theme through a hashtag for your pictures. During that given week, you will use that hashtag whenever you seem is appropriate or not. On Friday we’ll select and publish our favourite photos on the blog and also on Instagram account (@Abduzeedos). We look forward to see what you will come up with.

This for this week, we are going for the hashtag: –> #abdz_strideby. What does it mean? Stride By is a term used for saying like you’ll take a long step of passing over an obstruction. The interesting part with this week’s challenge is easy but the fact is all about how you will frame the shot? The architecture? The shadowplay?

Some Examples


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A post shared by Mari (@mariddles) on Feb 19, 2017 at 10:36am PST


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A post shared by David Lu (@davidluonline) on Feb 18, 2017 at 9:44am PST

For any updates, make sure to follow: @Abduzeedos 

Feb 20, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Photography

February 17, 2017

The Monster Energy Outbreak House Returns to SXSW with a Exciting Music Lineup and Game-Changing New Partnership

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The Monster Energy Outbreak House residency returns to SXSW 2017 for its third consecutive year. The four-day event will showcase 30 emerging acts and a new partnership with Trap Nation, the world’s largest music channel on YouTube with over 12M subscribers.

The Monster Energy #OutbreakHouse will feature Young M.A, Ugly God, Illenium, Whethan, San Holo, Unlike Pluto, Ekali, Sweater Beats, Night Lovell, 24Hrs and many more.

The Monster Energy Outbreak House @ SXSW 2017 will commence on Wednesday, March 15th and run through Saturday, March 18th. It’s all going down at the Old Antone’s venue on 213 W 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701. Doors open at 7pm each night, with each show running until 2am.

“We’re bringing an even stronger lineup, bigger production and a bit of a refresh to the Monster Energy Outbreak House this year — and we promise substantial surprise guest performances just like in previous years,” producer/GM Steven Ljubicic said. “We added extra focus to bringing credibility to the subgenres of EDM and emerging hip hop. Our goal is to champion these artists and feature them on one of our touring or festival properties and ultimately place them on the biggest national headlining tour of their career.”

Since 2011, The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour has given fans early access to Discover What’s Next by aligning our sponsor brands with mega stars on the verge of breaking. They included The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea, Logic, Fetty Wap and Post Malone on their largest national headlining tours at the time. The company produces six national tours a year across six different genres, alongside an annual week-long residency for Super Sponsor Monster Energy at the annual SXSW Monster Energy Outbreak House.

In 2016, a new property was formed called the Up & Up Festival. It has rival college students compete online to bring a national artist to perform at their school.

For more information about the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, visit www.outbreakpresents.com or www.monsterenergy.com.

And don’t forget to visit the Java Monster Mornings at the Registrants Lounge outside of the Austin Convention Center!

Photo Courtesy of Monster Energy

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February 17, 2017

Fasten Is The Official Rideshare Service of SXSW 2017


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Did you know that the two most popular national Rideshare apps do not currently operate in Austin? Don’t worry, Fasten has you covered!

With a fresh take on ridesharing, Fasten provides rides that are more affordable for riders and more profitable for drivers. Their progressive, people-first approach shows that ridesharing doesn’t just have to be black and white, or pink.

Whether it’s a ride home after an unforgettable night out, or a trip from your hotel to your next SXSW adventure downtown, Fasten is committed to helping you have the best SXSW experience possible. Which means providing a safe, fast, and reliable service.

Download the app and see why most Austinites have chosen Fasten for their ridesharing needs. Use the code PEOPLEFIRST to get $5 off your first trip.

SXSW is happy to have Fasten as the Official Rideshare Service of SXSW 2017!

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Source: SxSW Music

February 17, 2017

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, February 17

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The week in music news was marked by reactions to the Grammys, where controversy over culture and race was raised, while ratings and the annual sales bump were noted. The development of artificial intelligence tools for musicians was explored in two articles. Daft Punk have their own Snapchat filter.

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February 17, 2017

SXSW Music Weekly Round-Up: The Lemon Twigs, Jamila Woods, Mannie Fresh Conversation, Austin Music Awards

With only a few weeks left, SXSW is coming up fast! We want you to get the most out of your SXSW experience, so let’s make sure you know who to look out for once March gets here.

This week we’re happy to announce the addition of two new sessions for you to enjoy at SXSW! For all aspiring DJs out there, stop by our How to Remain Relevant as a DJ panel and hear from renowned speakers Mannie Fresh and Tony Neal. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about keeping up in today’s world of mixing. We’re also introducing a panel of speakers, including Monterey International Pop Festival co-founder Lou Adler, to discuss the success of music festivals like Monterey Pop and Coachella.

On top of that, we’re hosting our fourth annual SXSW Hackathon! Apply to participate and join the excitement, while receiving help from our Creatives In Residence, such as digital artist Andrew Jones and VR director and writer Josema Roig.

Onto this week’s Showcasing Artist announcement! Highlights include the sick psychedelic sounds of Christian Bland & The Revelators, as well as New York’s favorite indie rock brothers, The Lemon Twigs. If rock isn’t your style, check out Khruangbin, FRENSHIP, Jamila Woods, and the full list of 150 new Showcasing Artists below.

Why read about the artists when you can listen to them? Be sure to find them on our Spotify playlist and our radio channel SXSWfm.

There are only a few weeks until the festival, so secure your place and register for a SXSW Music Badge. Not only will you gain access to legendary speakers and performers, but you’ll also have the networking experience of a lifetime!

New 2017 Conference Additions (Music)

From Monterey Pop To Coachella: Conversation With Lou Adler and Paul Tollett
How to Remain Relevant as a DJ

New 2017 Showcasing Artist Additions

CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis (Lafayette LA)
Ginger Ale & the Monowhales (Toronto CANADA)
Amplified Heat (Austin TX)
Sudan Archives (Los Angeles CA)
Birdlegg (Austin TX)
Christian Bland & The Revelators (Austin TX)
Born Cages (New York NY)
Boxinbox&Lionsize (Barcelona SPAIN)
Brookfield Duece (Oakland CA)
Jane Ellen Bryant (Austin TX)
Buckwheat Zydeco Tribute w/ Ils Sont Partis and Special Guest (Lafayette LA)
Wink Burcham (Broken arrow OK)
The Burning Peppermints (Birmingham AL)
CAPPA (Nashville TN)
Captain Jack Watson (Dallas TX)
Justin Caruso (Los Angeles CA)
Dave Cavalier (Los Angeles CA)
Cerise (Los Angeles CA)
Kasey Chambers (Copacabana AUSTRALIA)
Champagne SuperChillin (Nashville TN)
Miles Chancellor (Philadelphia PA)
Charlie Heat (Woodbury NJ)
Cheap Fur (Austin TX)
Chynna (Philadelphia PA)
Suzanne Ciani (San Francisco CA)
Colours (Sarasota FL)
Constant Gardner (London UK-ENGLAND)
Coyote Kisses (Lakeland FL)
Crazytown (Los Angeles CA)
Crystal Thomas (Shreveport LA)
Daddy Long Legs (New York NY)
Andrea Dawson (austin TX)
The Dead Deads (Nashville TN)
DJ Harrison (Richmond VA)
DJHerShe and the Circus (Boston MA)
DJ TradeMark (Austin TX)
Dretussin (Milpitas CA)
Eastside Kings (Austin TX)
Flint Eastwood (Detroit MI)
Ekali (Vancouver CANADA)
Anothney “A-Game” Elllis (St Louis MO)
EZA (Nashville TN)
Flying Turns (Austin TX)
FRENSHIP (Los Angeles CA)
Friendly Greg (Philadelphia PA)
Geotheory (New York NY)
Gods Way (El Paso TX)
Stefan Goldmann (Berlin GERMANY)
Max Gomez (Taos NM)
Shiela “Shiela” Gonzalez (Austin TX)
grav3y (Austin TX)
Xan Griffin (Apple Valley CA)
Tree “Tree G” Grundy (Austin TX)
James Hall (Brooklyn NY)
James Hersey (Vienna AUSTRIA)
Matt Hollywood & the Bad Feelings (Los Angeles CA)
Kwaidan re-scored by Troller, Michael C. Sharp, Antoni Maiovvi & Timothy Fife, Missions (Austin TX)
Hot Sugar (New York City NY)
Illenium (Denver CO)
Alex Izenberg (Los Angeles CA)
Jack and the Ripper (Mexico City MEXICO)
Noa James aka Young Orca (Fontana CA)
Jarrell (San Antonio TX)
Kami (Chicago IL)
Khruangbin (Houston TX)
Shunetra “BillieB” Kincheon (Austin TX)
King Rocker All Star Band (San Francisco CA)
Dante Klein (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Kolars (Los Angeles CA)
The Kraken Quartet (Austin TX)
Lachane (Austin TX)
Lady Lotion (Dallas TX)
Langhorne Slim (Nashville TN)
Austin Lanier (Newport News VA)
The Lemon Twigs (Hicksville NY)
Loki (Austin TX)
Los Chinchillos del Caribe (San Juan PUERTO RICO)
Dustin Lovelis (Long Beach CA)
Luca Lush (New York City NY)
Manila Killa (Washington DC)
Marcus Strickland’s ‘Twi-Life’ (Brooklyn NY)
EJ Mathews (Dallas TX)
MC Frontalot (Brooklyn NY)
Cookie McGee (Dallas TX)
Shannon McNally (Oxford MS)
Mallory Merk (Shreveport LA)
Ela Minus (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Mndsgn (Los Angeles CA)
Mondo Cozmo (Los Angeles CA)
Diego Money (Dallas TX)
Night Drive (Austin TX)
Max October (Providence RI)
Conny Opper & Lizzie Paige (Berlin GERMANY)
Matthew “Orion the Third” O’Ryan Clark III (College Station TX)
Anthony Parasole (Brooklyn NY)
Peanut Butter Wolf (Los Angeles CA)
Jeff Plankenhorn (Austin TX)
Post Animal (Chicago IL)
Quinn XCII (Grosse Pointe MI)
Lou Rebecca (Paris FRANCE)
Orpheu The Wizard (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Karriem Riggins (Los Angeles CA)
Rik & the Pigs (Olympia WA)
Ringo Deathstarr (Austin TX)
Elliot Root (Nashville TN)
Royal Teeth (New Orleans LA)
RSK TKRS (Brooklyn NY)
RVRB (Dallas TX)
Said The Sky (Denver CO)
Santa Muerte (Houston TX)
Nitty Scott (New York NY)
Screamin’ J (Austin TX)
Kodie Shane (Atlanta GA)
Single Lash (Austin TX)
Skullcaster (Bertram TX)
Slim Gravy (Dallas TX)
Smoke Season (Los Angeles CA)
Solo Woods (Chicago IL)
Star Parks (Austin TX)
Juanita Stein (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Andrew St. James (San Francisco CA)
Sunny Sweeney (Longview TX)
Sur Ellz (Denver CO)
Sweater Beats (Los Angeles CA)
Tarro (Los Angeles CA)
Tdot Illdude (Willingboro NJ)
ThiDaniel (Los Angeles CA)
Casper Tielrooij (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
The Tontons (Houston TX)
TRISHES (San Diego CA)
Two Feet (Harlem NY)
Unkle Funkle (Los Angeles CA)
Vaya Futuro (Tijuana MEXICO)
VedeTT (Angers FRANCE)
Jackie Venson (Austin TX)
Redd Volkaert (Austin TX)
Colter Wall (Swift Current CANADA)
Lindsey “Junior” West (Austin TX)
White Denim (Austin TX)
Wildflowers (Denver CO)
Moses “WrebleMuzik” Williams (Austin TX)
Jamila Woods (Chicago IL)
Tim Woods (Houston TX)
ye. (Syracuse NY)
Ye Ali (Hammond IN)
Yokozuna (Mexico City MEXICO)
Mike Zombie (Willingboro NJ)

Everything subject to change

Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
White Denim photo by Drew Anthony Smith
Lou Rebecca photo by Daniel E. Patrick
Khruangbin photo courtesy of the artist
MNDSGN photo courtesy of the artist
Peanut Butter Wolf photo courtesy of the artist

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