UX designers: here's your chance to shine. Adobe is challenging the UX community to create an app prototype, using one of three exclusive icon kits along with the latest version of XD, for a chance to win a trip to Adobe MAX in LA.
The aim of the app is to give your users a peek into the creative secrets of your hometown (or adopted hometown, if you'd prefer!), showing them round and revealing design hotspots and hidden gems. The idea is to help visitors feel like a local, in the same way as Anton & Irene's Urban Walks app – the inspiration behind the contest.
Every good UX designer knows how vital icons are to digital storytelling. To set you on your way, Adobe is offering three exclusive icon kits, designed by Anton & Irene (opens in new tab), Büro Destruct (opens in new tab) and Lance Wyman (opens in new tab), completely free (download them here (opens in new tab)). Use these icons with the latest version of Adobe XD – the all-in-one UX/UI solution for designing websites, mobile apps and more – to bring your prototype idea to life. If you're not up to date, fear not: you can download a free trial here (opens in new tab).
The creators of the amazing icon sets will judge your efforts, along with Adobe’s Michael Chaize. The talented designer behind the best app prototype will win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Adobe Max in Los Angeles in October 2018, as well as a one-year Creative Cloud (opens in new tab) subscription and 100 stock images to use in their UX projects. 10 runners up will receive a one-year CC membership, and 50 stock images.
Your design must use at least five icons from any one of the three kits, and you can enter by publishing your work on Behance (opens in new tab) and tagging it #iconContestXD – it's as simple as that. For more details, plus tips and XD tutorials to get your creative juices flowing, take a look at the contest Spark page (opens in new tab). You have until 11.59pm CET on 15 March 2018 to enter, and the winners will be announced on 27 March. Get cracking!