How to create a cool motion blur for UI design presentations

This tutorial is about how to add motion blur to your UI design compositions so as to make swift movement look realistic and polished for your mobile app or website design. If you have not read the article on how to make animated GIFs you might want to take a look at this tutorial. This article will touch on the process I use briefly but its main focus is to explain how to apply motion blur to your application presentation.

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Designing for behavioural change

┬áBehaviour change is the measurable outcome of good UX design. Here’s a review of a few design techniques and processes to help UX designers to create sustainable behaviour change. Presented by Phil Barrett, User experience designer at Flow Interactive South Africa at UX Cape Town Masterclass.

What Google’s new Material Design means for the designer

MaterialDesign

My project manager came in and shows me what Google have just released. Material Design. I was like material? What material? Well, Google rolled out its new design of its Android, Chrome OS and web properties called Material Design. Its meant to make better use of available space and bring a consistent user experience whether viewed on a smartphone, tablet or desktop.

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How to create animated GIFs for UI design presentations: Part 3 After Effects animations and transitions

 

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What truly sets animated GIFs apart is the smooth transitions and animations between states, one can showcase. This enhances the digital experience for a user. A use case can be scripted or merely a simple mobile app turning on. The only drawback is the quality, length of animation and the size of file. In this third part of our tutorial, I will shared what effects I used to get my animated GIF of a mobile weather app. The first tutorial was on the full overall process and the second tutorial is on exporting into optimized GIFs.

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How to create animated GIFs for UI design presentations: Part 2

Weather app animated GIF

Weather app animated GIF

This is the second part in the series of creating those awesome cool, animated GIFs of UI designs. In the first part we had used Adobe After Effects to create two compositions. One for transitions and animations of a weather app. The other one for how we want to present it on a mobile phone background. In this second part, we save our composition properly in preparation for optimizing it into a GIF.

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