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The most unusual cell towers — non-standard solutions for standard tasks

Industrial design has always put functionality first. The shapes, contours, and materials of the object to be created were supposed to be only auxiliary components of the production function that was assigned to the object of execution. In the 60s and 70s of the last century, during a particularly rapid population growth in industrial countries, industrial design became the lifesaver that allowed, forgetting about aesthetic excesses, to create not only new residential […]

In the futuristic thrall of Soviet tech design

The future cannot be predicted, it can be invented. (C) Dennis GaborIf we talk about the technological achievements of the Soviet Union, the first thing that comes to mind is a Satellite, a Soyuz spacecraft, a Tupolev — 144 aircraft (the famous Concordski), or huge nuclear submarines. It is unlikely that consumer electronics and computers can also be attributed there, which is not surprising. And despite a promising start in the development and […]

We recall all the important events in UI / UX design in 2020

2020 is over. It was an unstable year and many were exhausted. Social distancing, lockdown, remote work, and for many, downsizing: all this has become a new reality. But despite the instability, the world stage of UI/UX and product design did not stand still. After all, with new problems, new solutions have appeared. Companies released new products, as well as updated existing ones. In this issue, we summed up the results of 2020, where […]

Amazon’s secret car

New car from Zoox with 4 seats and symmetrical design Startup Zoox (a company founded by an Australian designer and robotics engineer from Stanford) has finally presented its new project, which, according to the company, will not only be the car of the future, but also a conceptually new vehicle. Most companies working on self-driving cars (either private or robotaxis) have focused their efforts on solving the difficult task of […]

The pain of fronts, or what we need from designers

Introduction Having worked my way up from a web design Intern to a senior frontend developer, I worked in different teams and with different designers. Regardless of the number of people and the type of project, there were always similar problems: mutual distrust or even bias between front-end developers and designers, lack of understanding of the layout or design system, lack of communication in the team, and much more that prevented […]

Forgotten roots of popular icons

A popular joke claims that our children will perceive a 3.5-inch floppy disk as a 3D-printed save icon. Indeed, there is a growing generation that does not know the object from which this icon was drawn. But the forgotten data storage format is far from the only symbol that we lose our memory of its origin. Symbols do not only originate in disappearing objects in reality: some of them originated in outdated […]

Micro-modular approach to product design

 This time I will tell you how the micro-module approach will help you structure layouts, build a clear documentation system, and get a semblance of versioning. As it usually happens-the product consists of modules, modules consist of screens (screens consist of blocks, and blocks of components). All this is tied up with flows, in which the designer shows transitions between screens within specific scenarios. And, it seems, everyone is happy. Problems appear […]

What a developer needs to know about working with a designer

The year is 2021, and the time has long come when designers and programmers began to work together on the same product. Now you almost never meet a development team that doesn’t have a designer. This was facilitated by the mass migration of the then “computer Operators ” to graphical interfaces. Now operators are an incredible number of different types of managers who manage various business processes in their organizations-starting from the formation […]

Connected! The most important thing about the VPN app design

It so happened that I made VPN clients much more often than I used them for their intended purpose. In 2020, almost every month I consistently received an offer to create “fast, convenient and secure”. Some offered two servers, both of which were paid. Others gave you a choice of 50 countries and the ability to connect to 4 at once. Despite the different approach, these applications have the same […]

The minimum size of the content in CSS grid

Sometimes, when you are writing a component, you suddenly notice a strange horizontal scroll bar. Time and time again, you try to correct the situation, only to later realize that the reason is something else. How many times has this happened? In this article, I will explain a tricky problem that can cost hours of trial and error; this problem is related to the CSS grid layout, and I thought […]

Windows 10 Sun Valley: what we know today

One of Microsoft’s goals with Sun Valley is to refresh the Windows 10 user experience. This will include rounding off the corners of buttons, application Windows, and shell elements such as the start menu and action Center, bringing legacy interfaces such as file Explorer, file properties, and copy dialogs in line with modern Windows interfaces, and cleaning up OS elements to create a more simplified user experience that matches more modern […]

14 fresh and useful design resources in January

What’s in today’s release: various generators, cool sources for inspiration, stylish icons, top products from Product Hunt for 2020, tools for exporting animations and gifs, and much more. Attention, the dark pattern — we left the hottest resources at the end – so scroll with anticipation. Let’s go! 14. Vektors Vektors is an aggregator of collections with illustrations. All illustrations of this resource are free (but some collections have user licenses). At Vektors, you’ll […]