Quick Tips on Making Your iOS and Android App Look Different

We are still seeing a lot of Android apps that is a direct port from other platforms (namely iOS). Here are some simple ways you can design your UI so your Android apps look Android. To make it easier to see the difference, I will make side by side comparison of some of (what Android […]

Redesigning Maybank’s m2u

The current Maybank2u Android app is a direct copy from its iOS counterpart. As is, it is pretty badly designed, leaving a LOT of room for improvements – even on the iOS version, methinks. Not something you would expect from one of the top 100 banks in the world. So, I took it to myself […]

Beautifying Text-Only Lists

When it comes to designing text-only lists, designers sometimes struggle to make them not look plain. Since there are no graphics to help with the aesthetics, it’s essential to use colours/shades, spacing/padding and typography to bring out the beauty of simple lists. Background First, let’s take a look at an example of a plain looking […]

Android Design Principles

Android’s design principles are first and foremost targeted at the users and the emotions they experience while using their product. This is applicable to app designs as well. Here are the principles that can help you as a designer (or as a team of designers) explore/brainstorm design solutions, make design decisions, presenting your ideas and […]