12 Apr 2013
in apple, apps, Design, Ipad apps, User experience Tags: apple, design mania, Ipad apps, Map, Mobile apps, UX design
Designing Mobile Apps, Where to Start?
Mobile Design is an area of design that started to develop and evolve a couple of years ago. With the launch of the iPhone and the App Store in 2008, the development of mobile applications started to become a more interesting market, since there was finally good mobile hardware and ecosystem. Read More
Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users
Microsoft has rolled out a new visualization feature for Excel called GeoFlow. It’s definitely pretty, and if you’re using Windows and trying to track activity over space and time, it might be useful, too. Read More
Twitter Music App is Launching Friday
Get ready to rock. Twitter is about to launch its long-rumored standalone music app Friday, according to a report. The app’s existence was rapidly becoming one of the worst-kept secrets in social media, especially after American Idol host Ryan Seacrest randomly tweeted about its existence earlier Thursday. Read More
App of the Day
With its gorgeous interface and game changing engine, it’s easy to see why Procreate is one of the hottest iPad apps available today. Whether storyboarding the next Hollywood blockbuster, illustrating a children’s book, or just having fun, Procreate will put you into a league of your own. Read More
21 Mar 2011
in apple, design mania, Interface Guidelines, Iphone, Iphone apps, Iphone3G, iPhone4, Mytax india Tags: apple, Appstore, design mania, Iphone, Iphone app, Iphone apps, iPhone4, Mytax india
Our iphone app, Mytax India is #1 in Indian app store in finance category. we are getting a lot of mails and reviews from users. Everybody says one thing in common, and that our app is really easy to use. As a UI designer who participated in this project i would like to share some interesting things, like how we started and designed the UI.
When Mr. Y came up with an app idea of calculating tax, our mission was very clear,”To help individuals to calculate their tax liability and plan on their investments effectively using a simple application.”
I am a lazy goose who hates calculation and calculating Tax is herculean task for me. I am bad at remembering numbers too. So my intention was very clear from first stage of discussions. The user should be able to use without typing and should be more user-friendly than a math app. We wanted it to be easy to use and understand each and every splits..
I believe in the UI design theory “please, DONT MAKE ME THINK
” and i like story telling in whatever i do.
so i started scratching on paper. Actually i drew more than ten different styles of presenting this app. We needed all the data in one single screen. It was challenging in 320×480 pixel place.
we split our UI in three parts – the bottom two parts are called income and investments. A user can use either keyboard or tap on add and subtract button or slide on slider to enter his figure. The second one is investments. We again split that part into six. each part indicated as an icon which can easily understand. The question mark icon will give you a complete idea on investments.
There are so many apps in which you kinda enter some numbers and it gives back a PLAIN number answers. We wanted to do it in an animated / interesting way. we thought about a glass of water which grows, graphs and all blah blah. at last we got an idea about coins. That was a turning point in designing. the developing geeks did an excellent effort and made it extraordinary. so in one page a user can understand all things. we knew that our users will be enjoy this and that set our app apart from others. The page TAXSPLITS page i got inspired from abacus. again our developers made it really nice.
The developer team really supported the design team to make all our crazy visuals convert in to reality. Its a free app very useful for all Indian iPhone users…
Have you seen it? please check it out. let me know what you think..
09 Aug 2010
in apple, creative thoughts, Design, design mania, design resources, Iphone apps Tags: Coca-cola, creative thoughts, design mania, inspiration, Iphone apps
The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design
Let’s start by defining our terms (Slides 1 through 20). Here are a few conventional ways to differentiate between art and science when it comes to user experience design: In terms of focus, an artistic process is concerned with issues of look-and-feel, whereas a scientific approach focuses on deeper, more systematic issues like underlying architecture.
Explore The Past: Inspiring Coca Cola souvenir plate posters
The History of Coca-Cola is a story of special moments — times with family and friends and special occasions when Coke was naturally there. Every person who drinks a Coca-Cola enjoys a moment of refreshment — and shares in an experience that millions of others have savored.
The 30 Best iPhone Apps So Far This Year
However, the novelty land grab is definitely over. When you run a search on the App Store, most of the gimmicks have already been created—at least twice. Clones still litter the store and it’s becoming even more difficult for quality apps to get noticed. But, if you have a bit of patience and are willing to sift through less exciting apps, there are some fantastic gems just waiting to be discovered.
Finish Your Masterpiece with Deliberate Goal Planning
All artists want to create massive, powerful works to be remembered by. We have visions of our own “Sistine Chapel” that we want to tackle before we die. The problem with epic projects is that they’re often started, but rarely finished. This is precisely why we celebrate massive works: they don’t come along very often.
13 Jul 2010
in apple, Creative Resume, Design, design mania, Iphone, photo manipulation Tags: apple, Clients, Creative Resume, creative thoughts, design mania, photo manipulation, Resources
7 Personality Types of Clients Today
Designers and developers form two parts of the design trinity: the client completes it. You can have the technology to build something and the design to make it magnificent, but if someone doesn’t fund the project, it usually falls flat.
30+ Creative Resume Ideas to Present Yourself
Your CV or Resume is still in the old format? Well its very bad because we are going to show you some of the most brilliantly design CV & Resumes for your inspiration. Stunning and the most creativeways to represent yourself in front of the employers and to get the job with smart and creative move.
65 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations Art
Photo manipulation is an art in itself, that requires a skill and precision as we know, it is one of the most creative artforms to come out of the digital age.
The Consumer Reports/iPhone 4 antenna non-issue goes mainstream
Here’s the thing: If Apple came out and said three weeks ago that there was an antenna problem and it could be fixed with a free bumper or a piece of uber-cool Apple tape, we wouldn’t be talking about it right now.
09 Jul 2010
in apple, Design, design mania, Ipad, Iphone, Minimal design, User experience, wordpress Tags: apple, design mania, inspiration, Ipad, Iphone, Minimal design, nexus One, wordpress theme
How Do You Apologize to Clients?
Flash-free Nexus One Faster than iPhone 4
The Pencil iPad Stand :
Inspiration: The beauty of electronic circuits:
Free Clean and Minimal WordPress Themes
02 Jul 2010
in apple, Design, design mania, fashion, Iphone, Iphone apps, User experience, video, Worldcup Tags: apple, creative thoughts, design mania, fashion, iPhone4, Retina Display, video, web design, Worldcup
Great Ads of the 2010 World Cup
iphone 4 Retina Display:
Become the fashion designer…Style Studio Iphone app:
The Key to Creating Remarkable Things
01 Jul 2010
in apple, Design, Iphone, street art, video Tags: design mania, fashion, iPhone4, street art, video, workaholic
Ducati Commercial, Filmed with an iPhone4:
Really awesome. check this out
Fashion Meets Street Art
Creative Ways to Avoid Becoming a Workaholic:
30 Jun 2010
in apple, Design, design mania, icon, Iphone, logo, Minimal design Tags: apple, design mania, google, Icons, Iphone apps
15 Must-Have Minimalist Icon Sets
Why Design-By-Commitee Should Die
An update on China :
The Apple Museum – 30 years in 2 minutes :
The Process (a.k.a. Designing The Stop Sign Video)
25 Jun 2010
in apple, Design, Iphone, Iphone apps, video Tags: Appstore, design mania, gaming, Iphone app, iPhone4, mobile phone, video
Apple responds to iPhone 4 reception issues:
iPhone 4 and Gyroscope, Meant for Gaming:
What is Fast App Switching in iphone4?
24 Jun 2010
in apple, Design, Ipad, Ipad apps, Iphone, Iphone apps Tags: apple, Iphone app, Iphone apps, iPhone4
iPhone 4 Craziness: Standers Collapse, Conan Drops in the Line, iSpazio Flies to Paris
Greg Packer-man on the street and No. 1 iPhone line sitter-has a sponsor