Looking to be wowed by some genius web design? There have been so many exciting, innovative websites developed in the last 6 months providing designers all over the world with creative inspiration. Here are just 8 sites that have particularly stood out to our Digital UX team…
The Next Rembrandt
The Next Rembrandt is an incredible new art/film project produced by ING in collaboration with Microsoft. The project sought to create ‘new work’ by Rembrandt, widely regarded as one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art. Using research and data from previous Rembrandt works, computers were able to develop a representation of what Rembrandt himself might paint if he were still around to this day. The website showcases the work of art at the click of a button and as the user is zoomed in to specific sections of the image, the site design allows the site visitor to understand the thoroughness of the analysis and the level of detail in the execution. A great way to connect data, digital and art.
Nosaj Thing is an L.A-based record producer who has produced for some of the biggest names in music. His surreal, high contrast website design is simple yet highly effective. The visualisation and music go hand in hand to create a mesmerising experience. This is by far one of the strangest ways we have seen for a producer to promote him/herself online. That being said, the sound synchronises (kind of!) with graphics and visuals creating a complete sensory experience.
Virtual Art Sessions
Using the latest in VR software a team of engineers and designers were able to produce digital 3D art. The project features six world-renowned artists develoing their virtual reality creations and can be viewed by website visitors from any angle. This includes 3D geometry data, position data and the use of VR controllers. Plus, it’s open sauce so if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can try the experimental VR mode which adapts the project into virtual reality.
Feed is an intelligent property rights and payments platform, using intelligent software and digital security that goes well beyond ‘military grade’ to give users true ownership of their data and IP. The Feed website makes superb use of surreal galaxy-style moving graphics and the unique usability of the page has won the site many awards. We think it’s a true masterpiece!
Inside Abby Road
Music lovers rejoice – you can finally experience the feel and sounds of the famous Abbey Road Studies! Virtual reality takes site visitors down memory lane and into the legendary Abbey Road Studios on the site itself! Artists that have recorded at the studios include The Beatles, Oasis and Kanye West and has been the hive of creativity and source of world-class recordings for more than 80 years.
Our favourite site so far! Follow the journey of JOHO’s bean through the depths of the Brazilian fazendas. This immersive web adventure forms an online storybook in HD – a documentary-like educational experience of how the coffee beans come to be in your mug! The videography used throughout each page of this site is simply stunning, with the sights and sounds from around the world creating a highly immersive experience for the site visitor. 10/10 for creativity!
National Geographic – MARS
The year is 2033, and our first manned mission to Mars is about to become reality! National Geographic has dedicated a site to the Documentary ‘MARS’. The show gives insight on training, resources, innovation and the lengths man will have to go to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. The site features use of new Virtual Reality technology, interactive backgrounds and a themed layout that enables users to feel immersed in the outer atmosphere. Even though the site is a small add-on from the actual programme it’s still as entertaining!
Codevember By Makio64
Codevember is a web development creative challenge set by it’s founders Arthur Robert and Valentin Daguenet. A coder who goes by the name of Makio64 created a site featuring several different walking patterns using lit-up shapes and multi-changing backgrounds. We think it’s great and you can check out the full selection of entries here: http://codevember.xyz/day/30