Digital interaction design student wins Adobe prize

Daumantas Banys, a first year digital interaction design student, originally from Lithuania has scooped a top prize from Adobe.

Leading creatives from all over the world regularly take part in live streams from Adobe answering questions, creating designs or artwork and sharing best practice across the creative community.

During a recent user interaction/ user experience (UI/UX) design stream, participants were asked to create user interface designs with new Adobe software – Adobe Experience Design. The design byDaumantas was selected as the winner and he was awarded an annual Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Given the theme “flowers”, Daumantas created an e-commerce web design for selling flowers, particularly cactuses.

He said, “I had to create it in a ridiculously short amount of time – less than 2 hours, so I didn't have enough time to create any user journeys, wireframes or user flows, which are usual when creating user-centred web designs or mobile applications.”

“My aim was to create a visually appealing and clean web interface with some internal pages.” 

“After winning a contest, I managed it to animate with other Adobe software, After Effects, final presentation of design could be found at my Behance project.”

“It is a great opportunity for designers, especially students like me, to participate these contests and try to create something in a very short amount of time on given an abstract brief.”

Daumantas started as self-taught user interface designer, with an initial interest in graphic design. He began designing websites and has even created the website for the high school he attended in Lithuania to mark their 50th anniversary.

Now as a student of digital interaction design, he enjoys creating user-friendly experiences related to behaviour, actions and intentions.

During his first year, he has shared modules with his peers in Social Digital (digital interaction design, product design and interior & environmental design) around a shared design process; people, technology, design and social awareness.

Daumantas said, “I believe that during this year we have to understand that every project starts with an idea which is followed by research, later it becomes an imaginable concept, prototype and lastly, a final product.”

“When considering university courses, I was searching something which would involve user experience and user interface design and I found out about digital interaction design, which looked very appealing to me. I started reading about University of Dundee and the more I read, the more I wanted to come here. Now I think it was by far the best choice in my life.”

 

Daumantas Bayer’s design works (including the one for Adobe contest) can be found at:

Dribbble profile: https://dribbble.com/daumantas 

Behance profile: https://www.behance.net/banysdaumantas