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Unsplash Redesign Concept

Unsplash Redesign Concept

Don't get me startled on this but I am not a fan of  Redesign Concept because a lot of time (Not trying to be general), designers tend to forget many aspects of what's behind a redesign like:  Content Strategy, Copywriting, Information Architecture, UX practices, Interactions and more. This is why I do appreciate John Noussis's work on his Unsplash Redesign Concept. He took the time to dissect the site entirely sections by sections so he can give his take/vision of his design. Great work John! We do enjoy concepts like these because it's more than about what you can see but more about how it will function for the users. Unsplash is the one the best free image resource websites. I have used Unsplash's images in almost every project and I am very grateful for what it provides. After some thought, I found a way to repay the credit back by making a redesign concept. A more minimal and aesthetic approach keeping in mind the character that Unsplash has already. I hope you like it Watch the Interactions (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For more information: check out this Behance Profilehttps://www.behance.net/Ioannis_Noussis

Cool Websites Redesign

Cool Websites Redesign

It's great to see designers doing experiments on how a famous brand or website would look with a fresh redesigned. Some ideas we see around are just too cool, and we're here to show you some of these! Check it out. These are some very nice examples of famous websites, like Google, Youtube, Twitter, and others, with brand new looks. Kudos for these designs for doing such nice experiments! For more of their work, please visit their portfolios simply by clicking each image! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers! ;) Vans Redesign Concept By Mykolas Puodžiūnas Ebay Redesign By Tintins Craigslist Redesign By Tanveer Junayed Twitter Profile By Ramil Derogongun Google Redesign By Aurélien Salomon Youtube Redesign By Aurélien Salomon NYTimes Rethink Concept By Tema Troinoi Paypal Redesign By Budi Tanrim

A Great Library for Redesigns Case Studies

A Great Library for Redesigns Case Studies

A lot of artist and designers around the globe love to make redesign concepts for the most used apps and websites, and most of these jobs are very well done and deserve more attention. Because of that was released a website called Redsgn.Co, a collection of redesigns, concepts or real. But Redsgn.Co it's not only about concepts, you can find real redesigns and their case studies, most of them redirects for a external page, a blog post from the designer who makes the project. It's a great library to make some research or find inspiration for your next project. Curation of functional and aesthetic redesign stories. These stories will walk you through the steps and results undertaken in making better products. Take a look on some of the cases are featured there: Zara Redesign Apple Music Redesign Snapchat Circle Concept Twitter Live Concept Apple Redesign Makes Buying A Lot Easier Modern UI/UX For SaaS Applications, Zoho NYTimes Rethink Concept Yahoo Redesign MTV.Com Redesign Concept

LinkedIn Redesign Concept

LinkedIn Redesign Concept

Australian Designer Flavio Argemi in collaboration with innovation agency Zero, this concept for Linkedin explores an improved user experience and interface for the professional network, while introducing new tools and considering how we might undertake business in the future. For more from Flavio Argemi visit behance.net/flavioargemi. A new dashboard The reimagined dashboard introduces voice commands, allowing users to search, navigate the site and post updates. The streamlined navigation system ensures a consistent user experience across devices. The profile overview widget and new features are displayed on the dashboard. LinkedIn's new AI system allows the platform to deliver relevant content specifically tailored to its users, using real-time behavior data analysis. Voice commands can be used to search, navigate the site and post updates: The new Talk-In feature combined with a “LiveTranslate” functionality allows users from all over the world to connect with suppliers, partners and job candidates. The Marketplace The Marketplace is a multilingual platform that allows LinkedIn users to find projects and opportunities across region, deal size and vertical of expertise. The new Talk-In feature combined with a “LiveTranslate” functionality allows users from all over the world to connect with suppliers, partners and job candidates. Profile Pages The redesigned user profile page introduces “Promote your profile”, a feature that displays your availability status for new projects and opportunities. Company Profiles The new company profile delivers a more immersive brand experience, with deeper content and richer presentation. The marketplace widget presented on the sidebar brings powerful business development opportunities for individuals and organizations. Fore more details visit Zero's website

Photoshop Redesign

Photoshop Redesign

I have been using Photoshop for the past 11 years and it's one of the most, if not the most, versatile and powerful tool for any designer. The boundaries are endless from photo editing to UI and special effects. Over the years the Photoshop interface has evolved but they were able to keep the familiarity which makes the tool easy to adapt with every new version. Aurélien Salomon took a pass on his idea of the perfect Photoshop UI design that is worthy of a scope. I will be honest with you, personally speaking I don't like the result, it lost the look & feel of Photoshop. It looks like a new tool, like an Apple tool and not a cross platform application. It might be because I am so used to Photoshop, but there's something beyond just being beautiful, what's the value the new design is adding, how would that play with other tools of the Adobe family. There are so many questions that said, the design is gorgeous, very well done and a great visual design exercise. For more information about Aurélien Salomon check out his Dribbble page at https://dribbble.com/aureliensalomon - He has some incredible work and it's always worth checking it out.

WhatsApp Redesign for iOS 8

WhatsApp Redesign for iOS 8

Following our series of mobile UI design today we feature the redesign of the WhatsApp Redesign for iOS 8, a work of Dmitriy Haraberush a UI/UX designer from Kiev Ukraine. This project is a great example of exercising your design skills trying to solve problems that are clear for you while using the app. We know that there are so many constraints behind designing products, however this exercises are super important, especially for those trying to improve their skills. I’ve decided to make a redesign of Whatsapp messenger after I started noticing, that I stopped using it. Not that I wouldn’t want to, but after the latest Viber redesign implements, all my friends and contacts went there. Me, myself like that kind of friendly and unique UI more, than ios stocked Whatsapp design. I’ve tried to make it as more close to the recent version as I could, so that wouldn’t be another concept, but the production instead.

Gmail Design Concept

Gmail Design Concept

Ukrainian designer Ruslan Aliev designed a concept for a new gmail with the intent to facilitate the working process with emails. Take a look and let us know what you think about his version of gmail. For more from Ruslan Aliev visit behance.net/isanovich.

Wikipedia Redesign Concept

Wikipedia Redesign Concept

This is a concept design by German designer George Kvasnikov. Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. It hasn’t been changed or redefined during the last 10 years. This is a try to make Wikipedia more modern, readable, useful and personal. For more from George Kvasnikov visit gkvasnikov.com. The Design This is a try to make Wikipedia more modern, readable, useful and personal. After research steps were done, we started to create the look and feel of new Wikipedia and here is the result. Welcome the Grid We have completely redesigned the homepage of Wikipedia. We really wanted to bring order to Wikipedia to make it easier to operate with. Homepage - Grid View Homepage - Cover View The New Reading Experience We've chosen a more readable font to improve the user experience. We have created a universal grid for text, pictures, graphics, formulas, tables and more, thus focusing on the most important things. Keep focused, nothing distract your attention from the essence anymore New, clean layout and beautiful typography makes your read experience more enjoyable Clear Structure, Rich Integrations The menu is clearly structured and the features are easy to operate. Now the articles are displayed as pieces of paper, which you can easily organize, sort and navigate between them. Interaction with the new wikipedia is like interaction with real paper Click "Menu" button to see the new, clearer Wikipedia navigation Wikipedia's own history page helps you to navigate between read and saved articles Integrated Text Editor Write your papers more efficiently right in your browser. It's possible to save your documents in the cloud, edit them wherever you are and publish them when they're done. And the best thing about it is, the bibliography is created fully automatically. Select text and pictures to add them to your text editor Activate focus mode to pay attention only on the essential Mobile Capacity it's very important to make Wikipedia available wherever the user are. Beautiful, readable typography and clear navigation are especially important on mobile devices. The new Wikipedia is platform for independent. This is a concept design by German designer George Kvasnikov. For more from George Kvasnikov visit gkvasnikov.com.

LG.com Redesign Proposal

LG.com Redesign Proposal

Web design has evolved quite a bit in the past years, responsive design, beautiful imagery and lots of cool CSS and Javascript animation techniques has improved the look and feel of the web. Trends are created and they are part of the evolution of the industry. The LG.com redesign proposal created by Vince de Asis is a great example of the currently style. Vince the Asis is a UI/UX designer for Black Pixel based in Seattle, WA, USA. For more information visit: http://dropr.com/vdeasis

Transworld Surf Redesign

Transworld Surf Redesign

Wedge and Lever Design Studion in San Diego worked on the redesign of the Transworld Surf Magazine. Redesigning not only the magazine but also updating the branding. Here you will see all the work that was done, if you like design and surf you won't be disappointed. In late 2011, we were hired to re-design TransWorld Surf magazine. Our objective was shifting the creative direction to support a photo-driven editorial model while breathing new life into the magazine format. The intended result: sophistication that does not take itself too seriously. An immediate increase in market-share proved the re-design was successful and it continued gaining until May of 2013 when the publication was purchased by its main competitor and subsequently shut down. For more from Wedge & Lever visit wedgeandlever.com/.

Robocop Redesign Illustrations

Robocop Redesign Illustrations

Robocop was definitely one of my favorite movies growing up. Being such an ultra-violent movie, I was pretty stunned by the story of a dead man coming back to life as a machine, and it seems the idea is being freshened up with the release of Robocop's reboot by José Padilha. One of the main things that got fans mad is the fact that Robocop's classic design has been changed for a black one, but it seems that during the movie we'll actually see homages to the classic body. Although people are still pissed about it, it's clear that some fans would rather have their Robocop redesigns in the movie, and man, they should. I've picked some pretty cool examples of fan-made redesigns for the Robocop body. Some of these are pretty fantastic, some trying to maintain the classic look, others going outside the box and doing something completely different from source material. Pretty solid effort here. For more of the work of these talented artists, check out their portfolio simply by clicking each picture. Also, tell us which one is your favorite. Cheers! ;) Thomas Wievegg Josephine Ash The Phantom Lim Yanni Davros Lee The Phantom Lim Mark Henry Bustamante Carlitos Salazar Edward Jason Alexandre Morsilla Jason JasonKang Dante Corvus Gerald Parel Alexandre Morsilla

Web Design: Dribbble Redesign by Felipe Mendes

Web Design: Dribbble Redesign by Felipe Mendes

Here at Abduzeedo we really love a good rebrand / redesign project. We've seen the Varig redesign lately, but now it's time for a web design project, this one by Brazilian designer Felipe Mendes. He chose to take his chance redesigning Dribbble, which I must say turned out pretty awesome. Below you can see Felipe's redesign for Dribbble. What do you think about it? Would Dribbble take advantage by changing its design for something like this? I think so. Also, you can check this project in a much more beautiful way in Felipe's Behance portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Book Suggestion: Smashing Book #3 Redesign the Web

The book suggestion of the week is about web design and it's from our friends over at Smashing Magazine. We are talking about their 3rd book, the Smashing Book #3 Redesign the Web. About the Book In recent years, the Web has changed—a lot. The Web designer’s tools are now advanced, and browsers are highly capable. Designers have established clever coding and design techniques, and they face new challenges and are embracing new technologies. These changes are fundamental and require us to reconsider how we approach Web design. It’s time to rethink and reinvent: it is time to redesign the Web. The new Smashing books will change the way you design websites for the better. But are we all prepared for this? How does responsive design fit into your workflow? What UX and mobile techniques do you follow when designing websites? And if you have a redesign project on the horizon, how do you approach it and work your way through it? The books explain what you need to know in order to create effective websites today, and what you need to know to be prepared for the future. Well-known experts share practical know-how and introduce a whole new mindset for progressive, future-proof Web design. Buy Now Via Amazon Via Smashing Magazine

Brian Hoff talks about the redesign of TDC

In this exclusive interview, the designer from Philly, Brian Hoff talks about the redesign of his blog TDC (The Design Cubicle). It will open your eyes to his goals on the redesign, the process on the making and much more that beyond a pretty interface design. For those who don't know him Brian Hoff is a graphic designer from the always-sunny Philadelphia. He collaborate mostly on web design and brand identity, but he's experienced in building all kinds of quality, strategic design, both on the web and in print. Brian recently redesigned his blog The Design Cubicle with changes that made me drop my jaw, the quality of the redesign is intense, with a lot of attention in details I just lovely and satisfying to navigate through the new design. Why did you think a redesign was needed for you blog and when do you think other bloggers should consider working on a redesign? Having started the Design Cubicle almost two years ago, I was more looking for a place to record my thoughts and processes and choose a standard, free Wordpress template which I customized and tweaked at the time. It really didn't reflect my design sensibilities but at the time it served its purpose. However as the blog took off, my work was maturing, and business was growing because of the exposure, it was in dire need of a matured look, reflection of my passion for design and functionality of how the website should look and needs of the readers. This was my first ever blog, so I had a lot of extra elements that did not need to be there and were of no interest to my readers. Blogs should consider redesigns or realignments when things need to be polished matured or just all around updated for the better of functionality. Also, you should pay close attention to your readers and the purpose of the blog and bring the focus and design to those elements. When I started my redesign process, I kept seeing my designs turning out similar to the "more traffic driven" blogs, which I feel are often flooded with too many ads, buttons, widgets, and other distractions. My focus was to bring back the attention to what people visit my site for: to read, learn and interact. What was the goal of the redesign? It sort of touched base with this question above, however the functionality was most important when considering my redesign was placing emphasis back on the content and improving readability and experience. I wanted to redesign to reflect my design sensibilities, which are heavily inspirited by print design, typography, and small detail. I also wanted to focus on sharing more valuable, quality information from others by adding the new Notebook section, which replaced my weekend round-up called "Sweet Tweets." I now update the Notebook "on-the-fly" and mostly everyday as I discover a great, informative article or resource. Tell us about the process of making this happen, how did you turn this idea into reality and how long did it take? The entire process started about a year ago which underwent countless revisions and restarts. I even put it aside for a few months to let my thoughts digest. The color palette was inspired by a book cover I saw while browsing a book store in Princeton, New Jersey. Also, I wanted to replace the old logo with more of a masthead to reflect a more editorial sense of the site. The detail surrounding the outer edges of the content area (the cross-hatching pattern) was inspired by a neighbors fence and how the grates interlaced one another in a rounded fashion. I decided to remove a lot of sidebar clutter and focus more on important elements such as, social media, work availability and navigating around the site. This decision was based on analytical research by discovering what my visitors were clicking on the most. What was the biggest challenge you faced while creating the redesign? The biggest challenge was knowing that I wanted to go a bit different from the standard, redundant blog aesthetics / layouts / etc. While I could have went with the easy route and took a similar approach (many of my earlier renditions took this approach), I wanted to push my own boundaries and levels of where I would like to see my work. Challenging because it can be a bit nerve-racking knowing that because something that is often "unfamiliar" might not be approved of by others. In the end, the amount of positive feedback I received was overwhelming though, so it helped to later calm the nerves. The details on the new design are incredible, in which part of the process do you start applying these details and how important you think they are for the overall result? The tiny detailing was held off until the vary end mostly. I fully attest to the small details that make a huge difference. Other's work I admire always have the right details in the right places that take a good design and make it great. Paying attention to minor details often helps to push your work over the edge, although it's important to note that sometimes too much attention to detail can do the exact opposite. Finding the right balance is the science behind the art form. You are a typography lover and as we can see the new design has some typography improvements with the use of fonts from TypeKit. Why did you decided to go with that and how did you select these typefaces? I'm a huge supporter of what the folks over a Typekit are doing. Coming from a traditional print design / fine arts background, typography was always a passion of mine and for a while always felt restricted on the web. There are so many type foundries out there with beautiful, quality and suitable typefaces and it's amazing to see companies like Typekit and Fontdeck supporting this. The font used for the body copy, FF Dagny Web, was selected based on readability mostly. It works extremely well at very small sizes, renders extremely smooth since it was reformatted for specific use and legibility on screens, plus it went well with the rest of the type on the page. I, along with friends Trent Walton and Dave Rupert, spent a few hours one day going back and forth with a few different options deciding which worked the best. In the end, Dagny was the best fit. The result of the redesign is simply beautiful, and the new look has been on for a few weeks. How was the acceptance by the viewers and looking back would you change anything? To be honest, the amount of positive criticism has be astounding – much beyond my expectations – and I am extremely humbled by all of it. Site's that I admire, such as Unmatched Style, Cameron Moll's website, and Web Standardistas, all shared really kind feedback and praise, while the amount of comments on my 'Launch post' was all well taken in for the most part. I've also received good word on Twitter and email that the Notebook section is a new favorite, so that makes me extremely happy as well. It's great to be able to easily share other valuable information with my readers. From a direct standpoint, I guess I can say the acceptance has been mostly positive. From an evaluation standpoint, It appears that I am receiving more visitors and more importantly, more comments per post than previously. [I think] it's due to placing emphasis back on the content and having the number of comments butting out on the left side helps to draw more attention and encourage participation. Beyond the good, my readers have also provided me with valuable feedback, such as adding a 'Back to top' link (in the back bottom footer). One thing I recently changed is the wording of the blue 'Contact me' link at the top (used to read 'Email'). I've probably received around 10–15 emails with a link to my article and nothing else. It appears that some were getting confused and thinking the 'Email' link would email the reader my article for future reading / reference. I've since changed it to read 'Contact me' and it seems to be taken for what it is now. Thank you Brian for taking the time to for this interview and keep up the great work! Here are some exclusive screenshots from the previous design and the new design with the process in between. Old Design Process of Redesigning Process of Redesigning Process of Redesigning Final and current Design Now make sure to check out The Design Cubicle

Super Stylish Masters of the Universe Illustrations

I find truly fantastic when an artist gets to think about something that no one else thought before. For example, take a 80's super classic cartoon such as The Masters of the Universe and add fashion itens in a cool way and BAM! You got yourself one awesome set of illustrations. Ok, talking is way easier than doing, and that's why I find these illustrations by Adrian Riemann pretty awesome. The guy found out a really clever way to redesign the characters. In his own words: 16 Redesigns of famous Masters of the Universe-characters! I imagined them somewhere in the indie/hipster/fashion-scene, as if they were doing a photoshooting for some magazine. I'm a fashion-nerd myself, so I dressed them up in things that really excist and that I like. Yes, 16. We're not featuring all of them here, so to check them all, you gotta visit Adrian's portfolio at Behance, which is really worth! The guy deserves cause these are fantastic and super stylish! I love it. I hope you guys do too! Cheers. ;) He-Man Skeletor Man-At-Arms Trap Jaw She-Ra Tri-Clops Modulok Stratos Teela Stratos

Rebranding and Rebuilding Identities

Well, as time goes by and no one want to stand behind or even look like an old brand that's is not up to the new trends, that's why rebranding comes in place, to make a brand look new and fresh up the new goals of a company, some companies have been though a lot of generationa of rebranding and some has just started, take a look. Most of this information was taken from a great if not the best blog in this area, it's called Brand New ,make sure you check it out. When it comes to rebranding and redesigning a logo you have to be very carefully, because you are planing on doing something for the good of your company but if it goes wrong it can be a nightmare, changing the logo it's not rebranding your company if that's what you think, it may be a good sign that the company is rebranding. Rebrand can happen in very different ways depending on a company's needs, what happen is for some reason the company needs to make changes to adapt to a new market or for any other reason, the rebrand starts from inside out fixing everything that needs to be fixed and most of the time it gets to the company's identity. Now changing things inside and adapting your company to a new goal may be hard but changing the company identity can be very tricky. Why? Because that's what people see, and if you already have stablished something with that identity you don't want to put all you have on the line so you need to make sure the changes are not to drastic and they are for good. Here is a couple samples of good identity changes and if you read the descriptions you will understand why. MindShare www.mindshareworld.com The network’s branding retains the signature colour purple, which was established at its inception, but includes a complete refresh of the agency’s brandmark and visual identity. Even the name itself has seen a shift in the reduction of the letter "S." The redesign was developed in partnership with Moving Brands; who explain that "The symbol has been created to reflect the structure and form of Mindshare's business. It shows two forms coming together to create a new, strong form reflecting Mindshare's partnerships with clients, suppliers and other agencies." Read more Best Buy www.bestbuy.com Best Buy is a company that has been through a lot of rebranding and always seems to come out better, it started off as "Sound of System" in 1966 and renamed to "Best Buy" in 1983, and now comes with a new modern logo that makes me remember that saying "think outside the box" because they took the best buy out of the tag ,but placed very nicely outside and still kept the tag on the side which brings back the old elements of the old logo but in different way. AFC Champions League www.the-afc.com The Asian Football Confederation made a huge change on it's logo, coming from an old style logo that had a vision of a trophy to a new futuristic 3d looking logo, very colorful that brings a vision of a ball being kicked by someone. What they wanted to bring into this new look is that a lot of things changed on it's identity, because they want to show that Asian Football has also changed a lot, and it's a progressive change for better. Read More Sysco www.sysco.com Sysco is one of the largest distributor of food-service related items in the U.S. and had quite an old identity that had been used for 38 years, the new logo is very simple and a lot friendly than the old one, it comes with a saying "good things come from Sysco" and the usage of the colors are very well done bringing a good look to confirm the quality of the company through it's identity. Jack in the Box www.jackinthebox.com Jack in box is a food company that had an old simple fast food type of logo, consisted in a simple box with the type into it, and as the changes needed to be done, they came up with a new modern logo in form of 3d together with some typography, what they did is very simple, they kept only jack in the box, and that says it all, and they also improved the box very well, great job done. Citroën www.citroen.com Citroën is a very famous French car manufacturer company, to celebrate the company 90th birthday they came up with a very shine and futuristic logo that is also implemented on the cars as well, the company took the old logo and pretty much made it look shine and futuristic, I guess that's what we should expect from their new cars. Conclusion: Understanding that a change of brand and a change of identity it self is very important and it's based on a lot of factors that deal with your company, it's not only for the look of a new logo but what the company is bringing new into the table. If you find this topic interesting and would like to hear more about this stuff, make sure you make a comment so we can take it from here and write more of this for you. Thank you