Sunday, May 18, 2014

Designing for iPad Applications

There is different type of iPad applications.

Productivity application: - These apps are usually goal-oriented, i.e., users usually have clear goals when using them. Efficient manipulation of information, direct/hierarchical navigation, and uncluttered/learnable user interface are considered top traits of these apps.


Utility application: - These apps usually have a flat information hierarchy which takes users right to the main application screen. Visual appeal, metaphors and intuitive design are    desirable in these apps..

Content Oriented application: - Apps with the main purpose of providing news, entertainment or other types of media content. Browsing-oriented, app users look for content that interest them through berry-picking among headlines. Scan-able content, relational navigation and categorized architecture are common in these apps

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Types of Keyboards

How did the keys on your keyboard wind up in the QWERTY configuration? You can thank Christopher Latham Sholes. He was a typewriter inventor who used a top row layout of letters eerily similar to today’s QWERTY set-up for his Sholes & Gilden Typewriter. That design was sold to the Remington Typewriter company in 1873, which tweaked the design slightly to one we largely see today.
But not everyone uses QWERTY keyboards! Here are six alternative layouts.


There are some quirky QWERTY layouts that use largely the same base as Sholes’ original keyboard adapted by Remington, but switch a few keys. AZERTY, used in French-speaking countries across Europe and Africa, is one such version.
As its name suggests, it switches Q for A and W for Z in the top line. On the right hand side of the second line of letters, the semi colon key is swapped for the M key. In English-speaking western countries using the QWERTY layout, the numbers row on the top of the keyboard are used predominately as numbers (with symbols made by holding down the shift key), but in France the idea is reversed: That’s primarily your accent row, while holding down shift and hitting a key will give you a number.


QWERTZ is another slight tweak on the tried-and-tested QWERTY layout. Used predominately in central Europe (Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and other nearby nations), QWERTZ is not necessarily one single layout: country-by-country variations exist that are tailored to better match the needs of that area’s particular linguistic nuances.


Though Dvorak may sound like another string of letters, it’s in fact the surname of this keyboard layout’s inventor, August Dvorak. The inventor felt, when he patented his design in 1936, that QWERTY was uneconomical and uncomfortable—and therefore wasn’t the perfect layout. Dvorak believed that his layout was more efficient, and studies seem to agree.
People using QWERTY keyboards only make 32 percent of strokes on the “home row” (where your fingers naturally rest on a keyboard). For Dvorak, that rises to 70 percent. And likewise, most people are right handed: Dvorak accounts for that, making more than half the strokes right handed. QWERTY calls on people to use their left hands more. But save for a few eager practitioners, Dvorak is the lesser-known layout.


The Colemak keyboard layout is meant to appease those who are uncomfortable with QWERTY but don’t feel like adopting a whole new layout. Instead, it makes 17 changes to key layout, and also does away with the Caps Lock key. It's replaced with a second backspace key, for those of you who make double the amount of mistakes.


The Maltron keyboard may, at first, seem utterly daunting. Rather than a single rectangular grouping of letter-based keys, Maltron produces two square sets of letters, both of which flank a number pad in the middle. The left hand square of letters has the unusual combination of ANISF as its home row, while the right hand square’s home row is set out in the DTHOR combination.


For some countries—and some languages—QWERTY just won’t cut it. Russian, for example, uses the Cyrillic alphabet, which is wholly different from the Latin-based English alphabet. Since 1917 (when Russia reformed its alphabet to remove some letters), JCUKEN has been the default layout for Russian keyboards. It’s wholly memorable, for those of you keen to try it out: its home row reads FYWAPROLDV.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Good Reads for Designers

UX Design

Visual Communication

UX Design

Design Process

UI Design


Mobile Design

iOS Design


Parallax Design

Useful Link for Artists


Sunday, December 9, 2012

My Approach of UI Design

The following provides an overview of the process I follow when designing user experience for mobile apps, iPad Applications and Desktop applications or websites.

Requirements Gathering

Understanding user requirement and the information helps us to establishing the high level objectives for an app or product.

Brainstorming and creating Persona

After discussing with client and stakeholders I used to create some personas and aligned them with our phasing strategy we were able to prioritize who we would be focusing on supporting in the early stages. These personas are very useful throughout the project to guide design decisions, priorities, and create empathy among the client & team.


Developing the design for the UI screens/pages supporting the defined user-system interactions using Paper prototypes, drawing, and diagramming tools. Producing annotated screen wire-frames, screen renderings, and UX storyboards for review and approval by project stakeholders.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Sketches

Graphity Letters

Sketch Of Famous Indian Music Director

Mr Sankar (Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi)
I Used This sketch for flash banner on
You Can find the reference photo for sketch on Click Here

Sketch Of Tapan Bhai

Sketch Of Warrior Dress

Turtle Cartoon Sketch

Fantasy Character Sketch

Avasma Concept Sketch

Khanjar Concept Sketch

3d Modeling Demoreel

Oil Paintings and Portraits

A piece of my heart is finalized. Moral behind this painting is “Consistency and Dedication leads us towards success” here I tried to represent Consistency with meditation man, Fire inside the body for his Dedication and Greenery for his success and prosperity.

Hope all art lovers like it. Please feel free to email me regarding this painting

Medium: Oil on canvas

Beautiful time with my colors & canvas.

My first Oil Portrait Paintings
Mr Acharya's father & Mother
Oil Portrait
Size: 21 x 18 inch

Umesh Chinara
Oil Portrait
Size: 18 x 12 inch

Oil Portrait
Size: 18 x 12 inch

Oil Portrait
Size: 18 x 12 inch

Basudevs' Grand fater
Oil on Canvas (21x18) inch