Eight Tips for a UX Newbie

Recently, we see a growing interest to game usability from both major developers and startups. How to find experienced designers? Where to learn the basics? Can an ex-game designer become a UX developer? Looking through the FAQ from UX newbies, we suggest some tips to success in this challenging career path.

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Artisto: How Neural Networks Help Creating Video Masterpieces

Contemporary art on a smartphone

Smartphones are used to capture everyday moments and emotions, almost no preparations need to be done compared to the professional shots. Although the result might turn out disappointing – while wishing for a movie-like shot, you get “like always” one.

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Rules for Creating Great UI Design in Mobile Games

What is the secret of designing mobile games? Everything a player can possibly need should be placed in one window: primary and secondary information, a nice header, tracery, and some art. The problem is that you will run out of the screen space with just the first thing. 

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Artisto App for Video Processing: When Your Videos Turn Into Paintings That Come to Life

We have developed the first mobile app in the world that uses neural network algorithms to process short videos in the style of paintings of famous artists and any source images. Artisto is available in the App Store and Google Play in all countries. For free, of course.

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Contest Results: Details and Comments

Right after the winner of MAPS.ME logo design contest was announced, a discussion of projects ensued in the comments section. We decided to join it and share some details on how we evaluated the logos, which ones made it to our top 10 and what exactly we liked about them.

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myChat: How we Create Stickers

Sharing one’s emotions is one of the most subtle and exciting things about socializing. It is especially significant in online communication: your instant messages reflect you as a combination of the latest jokes, Internet memes, and YouTube links.

Additionally, emoticons play an important role in online chatting – though in the past year they have been widely replaced by a novel way to express emotions: stickers.

Naturally, we took great interest in the use of stickers: it is rapidly spreading across the instant messaging world, so we dove into research and development. That process deserves its own separate fascinating (and sometimes thrilling) narrative.  But for now, we will give you a quick look at how we created some cozy winter stickers featuring a polar bear and a penguin. Continue reading myChat: How we Create Stickers

Designing the User Experience for Mobile Apps

Today we talked with our user experience team to find out their approach for creating a new user experience on mobile. They discussed with us their process and thinking about how they created the design experience for myMail. We’d love to hear from other user experience designers, myMail users and anyone else who has some thoughts on creating mobile user experiences. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Alexey and Yuri, User Experience Team

Alexey_UX Yury_UXQ. myMail customers have complimented the app on its design. Can you share how you came about the design?

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