Ready for the Adobe XD Contest? See How 3 Top Designers Showcase Their Cities

by Adobe UK Team

Posted on 03-01-2018

Adobe has launched a unique design contest using Adobe XD. We want you to take one of three exclusive and free icon kits and make a Creative City app prototype to help fellow creatives experience your city through your eyes. Whether it’s where you go to get inspired, or your favourite coffee shop – show us what you love about your home town.

All the info you need to take part in the contest can be found on our blog. The icon kits, designed by Anton & Irene, Büro Destruct and Lance Wyman, and needed for the contest are available for free here.

Need some inspiration? Just look at these creative app prototypes!

To get things started, we’ve reached out to some of our friends in the creative community and set them the same challenge – of course outside of the competition.

Check them out below together with the designers’ top tips for contest participants and their principles for good design.

Melanie Daveid: “Cats of Berlin”

Berlin-based Melanie Daveid is a UX designer and art director from Austria who has previously worked on brands including Red Bull and Puma. Her prototype _Cats of Berlin _(using Büro Destruct’s kit – available here!) gives a feline tour of the German capital – showing her top spots related to her furry friends, from cafes to nightclubs.

>> Check it out on Behance here!

Melanie’s tips for people taking part in the contest are:

Antony Legrand: “__Get Inspired by Provence”

Antony Legrand, a French UX designer, used Anton & Irene’s icon kit (Available for FREE here!) for his prototype, celebrating the beautiful region of Provence. He gives you everything you’ll need for a long weekend on the French border – the top spots to be wined and dined, where to see a show, even the best mountains to cycle up if you’re so inclined.

>>Check it out on Behance here!

Antony’s tips for contest participants are:

Sarah Parmenter: “Locality”

Sarah Parmenter is an award-winning iOS designer from the UK, creating work for brands including Blackberry and News International. Her project celebrates the Essex coastline – showing off sites including Southend Pier and Hadleigh Castle as well as her favourite local restaurants and coffee shops. Geolocation tech is also used to find the points of interest closest to the user.

The prototype uses Büro Destruct’s kit (available here) due to its perfect blend of quick cognitive recognition and quirkiness.

Head to Sarah’s Behance page to see her work in full!

Sarah’s tip for people entering the contest are:

Hopefully our small selection has got your creative juices running wild, so what are you waiting for? You have until 10:59 GMT on March 15th to get your entries in for the #IconContestXD– we can’t wait to see your designs!

Check out our contest blog post for all the details! Please see here for terms and conditions.

Good luck!

Topics: Creativity, UX/UI Design, #IconContestXD, Antony Legrand, Contest, Creative City App, Melanie Daveid, Sarah Parmenter, UX-Design, UK, UK Exclusive, Creative EMEA

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