I promised my 3d version of Yumi before.
Thank you, @loops! And thank you @CiberSheep for sharing your design/process with me! it seems that I've just arrived at the right timing! - First, let me introduce myself, I'm Kaizen 35y/o, designer from Tel Aviv/California.
To be honest - my goal is to create/design a kick-ass, super modern, and shiny website like any mobile OS entitle to have.
Let me share some of my thoughts and my point of view - The home page has to be stunning and be a pixel perfect design (like the OS)
Home page goals
I was thinking of a black background website, dark style with the right balance of colors (Orange/Purple), 3D Icons.
I have already created many 3D assets and still looking forward to creating the perfect figure and environment.
I have a lot of positive attributes, but if you have any genuine suggestions, I would be glad to hear them.
Please see the attached a rough drafts for concept only and share your thoughts.
WIP > Home page suggestion - https://ibb.co/bdS0CJv
Device List - a popup with device list! - https://ibb.co/DVcnZPw
Installer > Download Section - https://ibb.co/hyR69mr
Thank you all for your great comments! I liked the black version, but you right doesn't go along with the brand. Also, it was too "Gaming" and a bit childish.
@CiberSheep - I'm trying something new, white, cleaner, pure—worth waiting, not necessary without "extra elements that add nothing to the design."
Few words about these elements:
These elements are for an extra layer of communication like words (I don't believe in design BS, but it's true). As the same value, Ubuntu touch gives the market we need to provide the website visitors.
Ubuntu touch is not just a community-foundation with cool people creating geeky open-source OS. UBUNTU TOUCH IS A BRAND. If we want to attract donors and talented people, we need to choose the right communication tools.
@Loops - Exactly, something refreshing, attractive as you said. Dark/Light toggle button is something that I thought about, but I'm not sure that fits into the current website.
I'm here to deliver one page. As I see it, I need to design a new 'Header' and 'Footer' to be fit with the rest of the site. (If my design ever be used :))
@CiberSheep I've no attention to ruin Yumi, just lift his spirit. I plan to create beautiful scrolling animation, which tells a story of Ubuntu touch trough privacy, freedom, features, community, app store, etc.
@standwood - I see the urgent of multi-language website, I'm not sure I'm there. First I would like to the deliver perfect pixel design and see what the rest think of it, hope I earn my credit to design rest of the pages
It will be appropriate if anyone can tell me where I can find open store icons, screenshots, phone mockups, OS demo, and any materials which can help me.
I encourage everyone who is interested in taking part in the design process. Please leave comments!! positive or negative, I have thick skin (and much self-criticism)
In the end, I will deliver one page ready to use. (with animation and all the magic going on) Some parts of the design will be unusual elements, which may be hard to digest, but I promise It looks excellent.
In meanwhile, see some of the 3D work in progress.
New update released. Please follow the progress
Design and marketing are my domains. I believe proper design toolbox can solve many problems in the community.
For this community to thrive, we need constant expansion, and for that, we need to attract like-minded people. Our website brings roughly 1300~ users every day, which is continuously growing, in terms of traffic, that's nice but far from perfect.
Since I published my first post a couple of weeks ago, I picked many other broken projects in the community with little help or assistance > Luckily, few members noticed me and helped me to reach the right people and get better results.
I'm calling/encourage other designers out there, who maybe want to try fix problems here with me (or not) - I gathered some of my bucket lists - perhaps you can provide some of your skills to the table.
Graphics & Illustrations
Soon I release some assets to share. You can fork, use it, shape it, and improve it as long as you stick with the guidelines.
My goals stand where I landed them for the first time:
Not necessarily in the same order
If you happen to be a system designer, motion designer, UI/UX and you want to help, please contact me on telegram. @kaizennn
@CiberSheep That's great idea! for the UI part in the hub center.
Do you mind share some words on that please? I will add it to the raw content drafts!
Mean time, you're idea turned to nice page already
I'm looking to fill a new page on the new website which is going address mostly PR Stuff, tools, logos, voice and ton of marketing style. Also a place which you can invite people from the community to talk in your show or podcast.
What else would like to see there? comments are welcome!
Great Idea! It is vital to set goals first, like who is going to watch it, when, where, those things also essential for user journey—creating these kinds of assets highly impotent to the community and one of my priorities. Once you finish with the research, I can help turn it to good looking storyboard, then it would be much easier to convert it to a video or some kind of animation.
Good luck with the process, let me know how I can assist (I'm at GMT+3) @kaizennn on telegram
As part of a new approach to crack new boarding page. I need your help to figure out what developers need before getting into documentation and visitors to take action.
For developers, I set a helpful guideline for contributing. I'm not a developer myself, so please comment as you answer your mom, I'm still trying to puzzle the devs to get a proper overview.
New ideas and comments are welcome!
Please review this file - Development Funnel
Every good story travels fast. Every gift has a home. I combined those two into a piece to deliver a message among other designers (like-minded)
So far this thread is good to me. So here it goes again, I'm looking:
Please contact me, expect pure supportive collaboration.
I'm so so sorry @matteo. I think you got me completely wrong. I approach you because I understand you valued his skills as fitting to your needs.
For that spot, I'm here. If, as a community, we could be pointing to each other quicker and understanding others' needs, we can solve problems and drive faster.
Look at me as bridge-builder, closing gaps, and unifying people thought proper planing. A good looking design doesn't solve anything. A communicational language like @C0n57an71n did, is why important, he approaches something with an adequate design which many talented designers doing.
If I figure the common ground between you, I will be able to give more attention to little things that make us approachable community.
Things are working here organically and tend to be a slow process, but with thoughtful design thinking, we can achieve better results.
In the bottom line, you made a connection upon his expression. That's what happens in communities. I'd like to build content/media in that direction to connect people within the community while we are getting more prominent.
In real life, I'm a product designer. Regardless of that, I encourage you to read about Kaizen's philosophy as what I'm standing for. That's my personality right there, not as you though
Maybe you have idea how we can close that gap between designers and developers? I already suggested creating a new section of "Teaming/Grouping" where everyone can offer their skills to collaborate on project together.
So we can work more efficiently within a designated area. I'm not sure if 'request for help' or 'suggest an help' titles are more describe it, until my process get done we need to address things in here.
Shell, we build bridges than?
@lduboeuf @C0n57an71n @Loops thanks guys for the motional support!
@Rondarius maybe as reference below the content? Idk I will have to ask the writers ..
I'm trying to avoid complexity, just over view, so people understand what is the whole commotion?
@AppLee Not practical, use this instead https://www.sketch.com/s/21be7a9a-e57a-4b82-b5e8-a2aac22c119c
Also, tell me what you need. I will provide more relevant stuff for your project
@CiberSheep Yeah, So one of many things I'm trying to figure what is a developer journey before hit the groups to avoid asking question. If you have more concerns let me know. I will try to solve them
@C0n57an71n Thanks! I tend to get inspiration sometimes from KaiOS, I will look into that!
In the mean time I got some visuals from Milan! Can anyone onfirm if these are still relevant?
@CiberSheep Thank you.
@henri2h I will check that, Thank you!
@Josele13 Well, I think you look at the first initial draft I wouldn't call it design. Yeah I can try to to make a 3D model
@potet Thank you.
Well, I have decided that I need to break things out into two pages. I want the whole demo section (it mostly value proposition) into the new page.
Home - Frontpage mainly presents the 'Why' of using the ubuntu touch - Open source, freedom, etc.
OS - The OS page is mostly about the 'How.' So this page will primarily include OS Visuals and tons of animation (Which I almost figured out) - Tricks, look, terminal, player, App store, messaging.
I might need help to record the screen for the second page. I don't have a compatible UT device, and my Linux is out of reach right now - Who will ever volunteers gets a storyboard of what he or she needs to do.
@potet You've done great on the first page. Maybe you can write a value proposition based on the given?
Guys, I need you to write comments on the design, check grammar, and have a pixel-perfect eye, feel free to comment on anything (wrong or right)! - Just not the footer because I haven't been figure it out yet.