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March 16, 2011

San Francisco 2011 talk

Filed under: Design guidelines, Slight off-topic — Tags: , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 11:23



December 29, 2009

2010 UI countdown. #2 – Mer Keyboard

Filed under: Mer — Tags: , , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 23:51

Good evening everyone.

3 days before 2010 and we’re close to the end of 2010 user interface countdown. Today I’d like to show you another concept for Mer operating system. As you probably remember, I told that the main goal for Mer interface is to be as much hardware independent as possible. That’s why it needs proper onscreen keyboard. I have some ideas how to make typing experience a bit more deep and they are after the break, as always. Take a look.


December 26, 2009

2010 UI countdown. #5 – Mer Statusbar

Filed under: Mer — Tags: , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 23:50

Hello everybody.

Today I’d like to continue my countdown series with a pack of posts about user interface concepts for one of the most global maemo community project ever been done — Mer. Thanks to Stskeeps and his great administrative skills, along with all great developers involved, community now has its own way to stay updated with an old hardware like n800/810. So, I’d like to show you fresh thoughts bout visual appearance of Mer in 2010. Lets start with statusbar.


December 25, 2009

2010 UI countdown. #6 – XChat

Filed under: Design guidelines — Tags: , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 20:01

Good evening everyone.

Today I’d like to show you interesting user interface concept for extremely popular IRC messenger called Xchat. As you remember, it never had properly hildonized interface so I thought that it would be cool to design something for it.

Check out the concept after the break.


July 12, 2009

Preview: BlueMaemo

Filed under: Light UI modifications — Tags: , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 00:01

title_iconHello everybody.

Today I’d like to show you some results of my work with Valério Valério on his famous BlueMaemo. We’ve done great ammount of job and I’m pretty happy with what we have  got. Mostly I’ve made just general restyling but some useful features was also added. Hope you’ll enjoy it too when it will reach your tablets and now let me show you what you can expect soon.


June 10, 2009

Fremantle UI: File Chooser

Filed under: Medium UI improvements — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 23:06

Hello everybody.

Today I’ve read an interesting discussion at about File Manager and kinetic finger scrolling. Quim mentioned that user won’t need to have a fast way to navigate thru loads of items in the File Manager cause all possible media will be arranged in specific applications like media player for music, image viewer for images and so on. Well, I think he’s right in some points but a handy way to navigate thru large ammounts of files without breaking your finger is always good. So I have an idea how to make everybody happy. And to concentrate on scrolling itself, I’ll show you my vision of built-in file chooser.

Let’s imagine you want to add an image to your mail.

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February 18, 2009

Mer UI: Scalability

Filed under: Mer — Tags: , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 18:37

Hello everyone.

Today I’m not gonna show you new calculator faceplates (surprise!). Today I’ll show you the evolution of Mer UI design, that was inspired by Mer’s scalability.



January 18, 2009

Mer UI: the Beginning

Filed under: Mer — Tags: , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 03:00

titleHello there.

Today I’m starting new series of posts, dedicated to my work in Mer project. It became more complex and interesting so I think you’d like to see the UI developing process in details. In past few days I’ve done some nice stuff so let’s begin.


December 29, 2008

New Year Countdown Series: #8

Filed under: Heavy UI improvements — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 23:00

Hello again, hope you’re not bored with my series cause I have 3 more things to show you :) And they would deffinetely be last but not the least.This post would be about my vision of ideal applications menu.


December 24, 2008

New Year Countdown Series: #3 and #4

Filed under: Light UI modifications — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 20:18

It’s Christmas Eve, everybody making last preparations for great holiday, and I have 2 improvements for today! Why not only one? You’ll see it after the break.


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