March collection inspired by sitting at home, dreaming of travelling and going out again.
To your years: Sinners Grin by Ivy, Paper trails by Darkside , Chance! by Peppertones and more.
Amsterdam begins with the classic European navigation system in the airport:
Yellow signs lead to way out:
There is a nice touch with the black icons on a white background. Check how circle transforms into a tall rounded rectangle:
In the city, there are tons of beautiful signs and typography. Numbers on houses:
Signs on walls:
Signs on bridges:
Road signs usually mounted to walls and not placed on poles. The city is saving up space on narrow streets:
Another heaven for signs and typography is metro:
The digital timetable on a platform:
Small but neat map inside metro cars. Blueline M52 goes to the other side of the canal. That’s why it’s made longer. Tho, there is no channel on the map:
Railway like metro has blue navigation signs:
On the inside, the Central Station signs changes to black and yellow. Also, the amazing clock:
Moving to public transport. Amsterdam has one of the most advanced tram stops in Europe. First is a digital timetable:
Cute and helpful ticket machines:
When a tram arrives at the stop-animation informs passengers about the incoming vehicle:
On simple stops there is a LED timetable:
Visit Amsterdam for some design fun! Read Design Travel Guide about Amsterdam with food, museums and to do suggestions.
The task: “How would you approach redesign of the Kiwi.com search flow to address a complex door-to-door itineraries? Count with various types of transportation, still offer a good search experience”. Before starting with Sketch and other design tools I made some preparation.
In my ideal world it looks like this:
Leaving my place in Prague and after some time end up standing in front of hotel door. And I don’t want to warry about want happens in bettwen A and B. I want the technology to plan and book all parts of the journey for me.
And between A and B happens quite a lot:
My plan for a trip to Helsinki conference
In my openion Kiwi’s business model is based on people’s desire to have cheap flights and high level of customization. I created a TRIZ system to explain what motivates people to use Kiwi services, what fears they have and how the company makes money.
This lead me to a conclucssuon, that Kiwi’s current audince Hardcore travellers, nomads and students. Those people are not afaraid of discomfort of losing time or repetition of security clearance and rechecking of bags.
With that idea in mind I summed up the answer to Kiwi’s question:
Door-to-door travelling — the transition from A to B (and back to A) with transportation, accommodation and activities in between will be taken care of. Ideally, it will be pre-purchased or booked.
The whole process is broken into several parts. Client start with selecting a flight, then possible layover. Next are accomodation and transfer. And as a charry on a top – food, because after a long flight people probblably will be hungry.
When booking transfer, food or layover the client has an option to decline the offer and move to a next step. While making a transfer map transforms into convenient helper shoing the route and time.
Services are piling into the “cart” and showing estimated price of the whole trip on the top. This helps to stay on the budget. A any point client can retuen back to any point of their jorney and change it. All this creates seamless booking experince.
Updated main page
After any trip is done the home page can be changed according to a budget and last trips. Easch image is a quick link to purchasing the door-to-door trip.
Social networks help share experience and promote trips. Also travellers can create their own trips and share selections and seasonal lists.
The goal is set for every trip trip. Boring booking transportation and accommodation are taken care of leaving clients only to choose what they what to do in their next trip.
Design improves people’s standards of living. In addition, design helps to increase value of products. That is why entrepreneurs turn to designers for help. And designers help consumers to find products and services which they truly like.
That’s what we do.
The issues with modern designers that they like to move pixels and style them. Not everyone of course, but some treat design only as a stylistic discipline. Currently, there is a neomorphism train rushing ahead. However, does it worth your time?
This is a classic Gmail look. List of mails, sidebar, navigation and buttons:
Next, a new look. Red compose button got bigger, stylish navigation and chat:
And a neomorphism UI by Khushboo Choudhary. It looks modern and hip.
There are no changes to how Gmail functioning and how clients’ read and write emails. I believe stylistic changes does not deserve time we spend on them. Changing a style will not significantly affect how the product brings benefits to the customer.
A new colour for buttons will bring less customer compared to the integration with Apple Pay, for example.
A new style is only showing off and adding a value to the service. The new design is beneficial, helpful to customers and solve problems.
January of 2020 collection inspired by asian calm mood, digital sound and traveling.
Germany has one of the most outstanding, clear and compact timetables:
Yellowe is departure and white is arrivals.
Closeup at headlines, separators, dates anbd small details.
As I noticed yellowe is always use when passanger is leaving station or space. For instance, exit signs on the metro station:
Timetables on metro stations:
Timetables on bus stops:
Timetables on local trains printed on A4 paper:
Information about train train cars:
A closeup with details and nice typography:
And a different option for ICE trains:
Beauty is not visible and lay on the surface. To create beauty it requires the skill of observation, noticing and imagination before the beauty is created.
Professionals like hairdressers and stylists have an eye on how to bring the most charming characters of humans and make them more beautiful.
Illustrators, Instagrammers, photographers and painters notice beauty in nature, architecture and world around us.
The moviemakers, writers make stories with a beautiful life and set of events.
Designers, architects and developers imagine beautiful products, buildings, furniture and objects before they exist and bring them to reality.
All of those people share an amazing skill – they can see the beauty before it’s created.
This year I am interested in environmental design, business models, investments in bonds, stocks and emergin markets, leadership, self managment, framing, psychocolgy, coding, politology and sucsessful product launch. In 2020 I lead teams, design amazing products and travel to new destinations.
Samurai course – series of lectures about Japanese
Energy design course
Cinema 4D course
From the previous year I follow a concept for my personal growth and self-design. In its core a model of personal skills represented as the octopus. Each tentacle is a skill. To improve a skill one needs to do work.