Design doesn’t scale as cleanly as engineering. It’s not enough that each element and page is consistent with each other — the much bigger challenge lies in keeping the sum of the parts intact, too. And accomplishing that with a lot of designers involved in the same project.
If you’re working in a growing startup or a large corporation, you probably know the issues that come with this: The big-picture falls from view easily as everyone is focusing on the details they are responsible for, and conceptions about the vision of the design might be interpreted differently, too.
Whenever I work on an illustration, the objects don’t always have to look like they do in real life. They can look like how I perceive them in my mind. Breaking away from reality is the privilege you have as an illustrator. There are, in fact, no boundaries. Illustrating is creativity in its pure form. It is endless and that’s why I love it so much.
The illustration above is an inspiring example of using geometric shapes to create a bicycle with a minimum of detail. Sit back, relax, and feed your appetite. Here’s your monthly dose.
A new month means new wallpapers! This journey has been going on for eight years now, and each time anew artists and designers from across the globe challenge their artistic skills to cater for some fresh inspiration on your desktop. And, well, it wasn’t any different this time around.
This post features their designs for October 2016. The collection is a mix of ideas and styles, of wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. All wallpapers come in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free — just choose your favorite. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their ideas with us! Happy October!
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So you find yourself somewhere in a little tourist station in Northern Sweden — with a few adventurous tourists, 86 surprisingly happy inhabitants, and a remarkably good Internet connection. There is nothing but breathtaking nature around you, with blueish mountains and bright red skyline blurring endless horizon — and Northern Lights dancing in the sky right above you. What do you do? Obviously, you come up with an idea for those sneaky ‘lil Smashing Mystery riddles.
Disclaimer: The winner of this case study hasn’t been revealed in the post below. Please watch out for an update on the same space on October 16, 2014.
Czc.cz is a leading computers and electronics online store in the Czech Republic. They have a wide range of products from mobile phones, laptops, gaming devices to electronics and IT specialities.
To encourage first time visitors to buy from their website, they decided to test adding ratings from one of the Czech Republic’s most popular price comparison site, Heureka, on their product pages. Initially wary of sharing their customer details with another site, they decided to test the badge only on 50% of their traffic. The good part about having Heureka widget is that it runs a script which shows real time customer reviews, ratings and statistics to visitors.
Here’s how the original product page looked like:
Tomas at Czc not only wanted to test the impact of the Heureka badge on the product pages but also find out where to place it for maximum effect. So he created four versions of the product page and tested them against the original.
Here are the four variations he tested:
Version 1: Heureka badge along with ratings just below the add to cart button
Version 2: Only the badge just below the add to cart button
Version 3: Slide-in ratings on the right side
Version 4: Slide-in ratings on the left side
If you hover over the ratings sidebar, it expands to show details of ratings and reviews like this:
More than 90,000 visitors became a part of the test with revenue tracking being the primary goal.
The winner recorded an increase of 7.5% in revenue with 95% statistical significance. We will reveal which variation won on this same space, one week from now, on October 16, 2014.
Tell us which Version you Think Won. And why?
Meanwhile, we would love to hear your thoughts on the test. Which version according to you got the company an additional 7.5% revenue? We will share the best answers in next week’s edit.
We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. As designers, we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one: desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.
This creativity mission has been going on for over five years now, and we’re very thankful to all the designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.
We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over two years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.