Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX of the week!
The State of AI and What’s Next. Interesting article focused specifically on AI, and how that technology and tools associated with its development are going to evolve for the coming year. Highlight of the article includes:
“As AI becomes more democratized, it will fall to designers to create graphics and interfaces to help people understand how the technology is working under the hood–which will play a vital role in building trust in it. In 2018, designers will experiment more and more with how to visualize a technology they’re just starting to understand themselves.”
Best and Worst Identities of 2017. Compilation of branding exercises that occurred during 2017. These are always interesting to visualize, to understand where brands were coming from, and how the redesign occurred, and what the results accomplished.
14 Most Important Interfaces of 2017. As the year comes to an end, these lists pop up everywhere. This article in particular showcases some of the most interesting Interfaces that were build and saw the light of day in 2017. This article is worth the time to browse, for the sheer indexing of tools, technologies and innovative concepts it lists. Highlight:
“The beautiful, fluid interfaces that designers dream up are often just graphic concepts that get tossed to the engineering team to actually build. Lottie, developed by Airbnb, thinks up another workflow. It allows a designer to create a UI animation in something like After Effects, then export that directly into an app–no engineering considerations, or compromises, required.”
Different Ways Illustrations Improve UX. While the association of a specific asset with the improvement of an entire discipline and process may be a bit of a simplification, this article focuses its attention on how illustrations can potentiate a clearer branding experience, and further expand the message being displayed. Highlight:
“In other words, when we remember experiences, we tend to recall not entire experience but only key events that happened. A pleasant illustration is an opportunity to become such key event and increase brand awareness. Using mascots in a user interface is a popular way to apply illustration techniques in design to create a more memorable experience. Branding elements such as mascots become the elements of identity and inter-connector between the user and the product.”