In February of 2015, I began working on an iOS app called Air Lookout. The goal of the app was to simplify and remove any obfuscation of air quality information. After over a year of working nights and weekends, the total net income since it launched in 2016 has been less than $1,000. Even with those numbers, I would relive every hour of work.
The one thing that I can’t place a monetary value on is how the experience of creating Air Lookout has completely changed my mind on the process of design and development for every project I have worked on since.
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Air Lookout Is The Side Project That Changed My Design Process Forever
Editor’s Note: We’ve been closely working with Maya on this article, and we’re happy to see the final result now being published on 18F. We highly encourage more teams to share the lessons they learned when building design systems or pattern libraries, and we’re always happy to support them in writing, editing and shaping that article. This post is a re-post of Maya’s final article.
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Building A Large-Scale Design System For The U.S. Government (Case Study)
(This is a sponsored post). Color is one of the most powerful tools in a designer’s toolkit. Color can draw attention, set a mood, and influence the user’s emotion, perception and actions. When it comes to the web and mobile app design, this is definitely a time of vibrant colors. Designers use vibrant colors to focus people’s attention on important elements and to make their designs memorable.
In this article, I’ll summarize a few popular techniques of using vibrant colors in web and mobile design.
Playing With Color: Vibrant Options For Apps And Websites
Have you ever dreamt of exploring the deep sea and getting up close to its fascinating, weird creatures? Or maybe you’ve dreamt of boarding a spacecraft to experience the beauty of our planet from above? The desire to leave the beaten tracks and explore unfamiliar terrain is human nature.
(Full preview) To celebrate mankind’s urge to explore, the creative folks at Vexels created a set of 30 adventurous icons that take you on a journey from the ground of the sea right up to outer space.
30 Adventurous Space To Earth Icons [Freebie]
Color is arguably the second most important aspect of your app, after functionality. The human to computer interaction is heavily based on interacting with graphical UI elements, and color plays a critical role in this interaction. It helps users see and interpret your app’s content, interact with the correct elements, and understand actions. Every app has a color scheme, and it uses the primary colors for its main areas.
The Underestimated Power Of Color In Mobile App Design
Grab your designer and sit them down for this one. Color is a subtle beast. Get the right color scheme down, and you could hit the jackpot. Get it wrong, and you might turn a huge chunk of visitors off. Or even worse, they may not notice your call-to-action. And with an almost limitless amount of color combinations to test, it’s virtually impossible to A/B test your way to the most optimal combination. So what do you do? Your best shot is trust your designer’s instinct. Or at least have he or she determine your testing hypotheses if you’re going…
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Infographic: How Colors Affect Conversions
Many people find it difficult to get their minds back into work after a holiday season filled with love, food, and friends. May 2017 bring you a healthy and inspiring adventure. As for that kick-start inspiration, I hope this article will help get you back in the creative mindset.
Further Reading on SmashingMag: Inspiring Illustrations With Plenty Of Bright Colors Colorful Inspiration For Gray Days How To Create A Water Lily In Illustrator Anglepoise This is just genius!
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50 Examples Of Stellar Use Of Light, Shadow And Texture To Kick Start Your Inspiration
Time moves pretty fast. A new year will be upon us soon, and most of us probably haven’t even realized it. So while we’re almost ready to leave the autumn season (and 2016!) behind, let’s refuel our inspiration for another month and start working on our New Year’s resolution list. Observe closely at the following techniques used, and how the colors have been applied to add contrast and character. As always, there is a lot to learn.
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Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (December 2016)
“Color is important!” …declared our very own Neil Patel a couple of years back. You’ve read innumerable blog posts about the psychology of colors as they relate to impression and persuasion. And you probably rushed off to relaunch your website in green (if you want growth). Or blue (if you want to please everyone). Or red (if you think you’re daring and unique). While marketing research frequently indicates that buyers make snap judgments based on a host of factors (such as colors or design), it seldom conclusively proves or advocates a specific choice (such as black or parallax) over others….
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How Neuroscience Marketing Might Actually Be Hurting Your Conversions
Inspiration isn’t tied to a specific timeframe or shows up when you need it. There isn’t a magic formula to rely on. Luckily, this year’s summer vacation was fruitful in providing us with many visual stimuli to get the creative process going. Enjoy!
Further Reading on SmashingMag: Art Inspirations with Individual Artist Portfolios Pop Art Is Alive: Classics and Modern Artworks Beautiful Photoshop Illustrations By Artists Around The World Inspiring Illustrator Artworks By Artists Around The World The Hollywood Reporter This editorial illustration for the Hollywood Reporter has a really nice style.
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Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (September 2016)