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Designing the new Uber App

Didier Hilhorst, Design Director at Uber, explains the process he and the design team take to continue developing the ride sharing app.

13 Web design trends to watch in 2017

The landscape of web design is constantly evolving.
Something that looked modern and fresh yesterday can appear dated seemingly overnight, and trends once dismissed as irrevocably passé can unexpectedly cycle back in vogue. To help you prepare for wherever the web design tide takes us in 2017, we’ve put together a list of 13 trends to keep a close eye on. Check them out below, and get inspired to tackle your web design projects this year with style.13 Web Design Trends to Watch in 2017
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Beads of Glory – Eurovision Song Contest 2017 logo

Here is a review of the new Eurovision 2017 identity by Brand New

First celebrated in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international TV song competition hosted and “played” by member countries of the European Broadcasting Union.

Each country is represented by a singer performing an original song and then the viewing public selects the winner. Nearly 200 million people watch the televised event, which itself is quite a spectacle. Past winners have included ABBA and Celine Dion before either were ABBA or Celine Dion as we know them today. Each year, the competition is hosted by a different country and as long as they use the Eurovision logo, each edition has its own identity. Taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine, this May, this year’s identity has been designed by local firms banda.agency and Republique.

Apple’s first ever iPhone ad highlighted one special feature: making phone calls

Yesterday marked ten years on from the first introduction of the iPhone, and while the device has gone through seven iterations and multiple design changes, the core of the object has remained the same: it’s a phone.

And that’s all Apple wanted you to know about the first version of the iPhone, a device we now expect to do thousands of different tasks. The company’s first advertisement for the 1st generation iPhone highlighted nothing more than the calling capability of the device.

The ‘Best And Worst’ Branding Designs Of 2016

2016 is perhaps the year of rebranding—many established companies chose to go through an identity overhaul this year, opting for a modern and simplified facelift.

However, as with branding, there are definitely hits and misses, and some that are more controversial than others.

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Why Instagram is the Best Social Media App of 2016 and Possibly 2017

What a difference a year makes?! Think about how your Instagram feed looked last year versus how it looks this year. Completely different right? For those who don’t have an Instagram account or don’t remember Instagram before all the updates, here’s how Instagram positioned itself as the third most popular social media app and the best social media app of 2016.

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The worst design of 2016 was also the most effective

Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat was pervasive, potent, and deeply misunderstood. This article by Diana Budds, published on fastcodesign.com highlights how ‘bad’ design actually became great communication.

Hyundai plays four quarters of Super Bowl 50

The NFL’s Super Bowl is world famous for… its ads.

This year the South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai took the game on in a big way with four spots – two 30-second in-game ads, one 60-second pre-kick Spot and one 60-second pre-game ad.

Why the shape of a company’s logo matters

Here is an interesting article we came across at fastcodesign.com by Annie Sneed on people’s perception about brand’s logos and how shape has an impact on how we connect with a brand.