Design Report — March 2019

This article is a collection of my work created in March 2019 combined with my favorite design inspirations.

I started these monthly design reports back in August 2017 to challenge my UI/UX design skills and grow as a designer. The main purpose of these side projects is to try out new techniques, plugins, prototyping tools and solve design challenges I’m interested in.

Finder for iPad Concept — InVision Studio

I’ve been working on this Finder for iPad Concept series since February, so finally releasing these concepts on Dribbble was a super exciting moment for me.

The idea behind these concepts is that I wanted to experiment with how cool would it be to have desktop class file management on the new iPad Pro devices and further improving their multitasking capabilities.

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This time I wanted to focus on creating prototypes which feel super realistic and fits into the iOS native design language.

This concept was also shared by the Dribbble team on Twitter:

Plus this shot also ended up being the 2nd most popular shot of the day on the Dribbble homepage!

Quick Look — Finder for iPad Concept

In this concept, I focused on implementing and customizing features like tabs, column view, resizable sidebar and Quick Look for the touch interface of the iPad Pro.

I believe these are the most used, fundamental features of the Finder on macOS, which should definitely be available on the iPad Pro if we look at it as a MacBook replacement.

New Multitasking — Finder for iPad Concept

After playing around with file management concepts, this time I wanted to have a deeper look into improving multitasking.

The biggest change in this concept is that the multitasking is not limited to 2–3 apps, instead, it’s an infinite line of apps running side by side and you can easily switch and swipe between them with 3-finger-swipes.

In addition, you can also run 3 apps side-by-side and you can always rearrange the apps however you like.

Pro Multitasking — Finder for iPad Concept

This is the second part of the multitasking concept showcasing managing a lot more open apps at once.

I also combined this new multitasking feature with the existing Slide Over view, which acts like a “pinned app” feature allowing you to drag and drop files easier between any apps.

This concept was far the most popular design concept I’ve ever posted on Twitter! 😱😍

And also after being this popular on Twitter, this got out from the design community and got featured on the Cult of Mac website! 🎉

Dark Mode — Finder for iPad Concept

Nowadays, there’s no design concept without dark mode, right? ✨

In this prototype, I wanted to showcase a possible implementation of a system level dark mode, which changes the dock and the appearance of every single app just like the dark mode in macOS.

See you in a month 👋

I hope you learned something from this article and got pumped up with new design inspirations.

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