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mobile app

App Sovest

Sovest is a deferred payment card. Previously, the application could not be used until you order a card. The motivation to get one was small. Now the application shows a huge selection of products and features of the card, while offers to order it.

Smart output of goods

In the first screen the app shows the products that you can buy. After mixing lists of partner stores, special offers, promotions and offers to order a card:

If the map is already there, the application tries to report any interesting information:

The list of products is impressive in its diversity. But if you’re looking for something specific, a “smart” search will help you. If you go to a specific category, the app shows interesting products from other categories:

The application remembers the interests of the user, so everyone gets a list of products that are collected individually for him. The list is collected automatically by templates and rules. Templates and rules use the proportions and nature of the photos:

Item card

The application shows the goods, tells how much will cost a monthly payment, the duration of the deferred payment and the number of points that you will receive after repayment. The application says where you can buy the goods and from which sellers it is also. The application asks for personal data if the card is not yet issued:

Store card

The application shows all the products of a particular store and contacts:

In addition to cards and product list

We have designed about fifty screens and animations for selecting and viewing products, searching and filtering, different stages of ordering and delivery of the card, setting up a user profile, repayment of deferred payment, motivation for further purchases, loyalty program. For example:

In real life, look in the App Store and Google Play

The design of the application is made in six weeks from January 22 to March 14, 2018.
Ilya Birman is art director and designer, Ivan Zviahin is designer.

2019   deferred payment card   done   mobile app   payment card   sovest

App Health

A few months ago, the Bureau’s School of Designers published a new assignment. For this project, I procrastinated and only started working on it two weeks before its deadline. The task is explained like this:

Imagine that an app existed that monitored any parameters of the body including pulse, pressure, breath, weight, PH level, cholesterol, dopamine, adrenaline by using non-invasive forms.

Develop a device interface that analyzes the condition of the body and helps it to live and work better. The app offers suggestions to increase productivity, warns of diseases, recommends a beneficial diet.

It is enough to show a key scenario or day of a person’s life with this device for it to work. The device can be presented in any shape: phone, clock, pendant, headband on the head, earphone. The transfer of thoughts directly to the brain has not yet invented, so we will have to use five senses for the transmission of information: vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste.

The result will be judged by simplicity, convenience of man and consistency of correct information. Bold ideas are welcomed, but do not invent a device that is impossible to believe it. We evaluate the quality of interface and not the knowledge of biology and medicine. The analysis of the subject will improve the evaluation, but the technical flaws are forgiven.

Brief summary of the solution

Health, an app that cares about your well-being makes your life healthier and more comfortable. The app gives recommendations on prevention and treatment and warns of illness. It works in conjunction with the “Caretaker 2” chip. The device measures pulse, pressure, PH levels, cholesterol, dopamine, and adrenaline.

You do not need to buy a special device. The app can be downloaded onto any device that runs on the operating system iOS or Android. Almost everyone has such a device, right? Right.


To activate the chip, it is easy…Just swallow the pill and drink water. The shell is dissolvable and the “caretaker 2” chip will be able to measure the parameters. The device lives in the body for 2 years. Then the chip is completely dissolved. Of course, all of this is my fantasy. Or, maybe not.

Indicators on one screen. Smart Alarm Clock

The data is calculated in real time, so the graphics are very smooth. The exception is the pulse, and it is calculated every minute. The app will wake you up at the optimal time of day for the body, according to your daily health indicators.

Medications and medical card

Based on the data from the medical card, the app knows when you need to take medications. You can put a reminder and postpone a portion of the pill.

The medical card contains general information about the user, doctor, and medications. In case of an emergency, doctors will be able to easily determine your blood type, allergens and contact family members. The app allows you to make an appointment with a doctor, order a prescription, and renew health insurance.

Call the emergency

The app warns of a important health condition. It offers to call an ambulance based on your geolocation, or to make an appointment with a doctor. The app uses data from the medical card.

Indicator control

Monitors the body’s performance per day. It recommends how much to eat, how much water to drink, workouts, or time of rest.

It’s also looking for the nearest supermarket or pharmacy on the map. The user can tell about the application to friends. To notify – the application uses notifications. For management – Siri, 3d-Touch and geolocation.


The app contains information about the user’s health insurance. The user can receive notifications of expiration dates and offer renewals.

Statistics, analysis, customization

It is possible to monitor statistics by using graphics or by using excel tables. The analysis of indicators for day, week, month, year or calendar is displayed.

In the settings, you can follow the life cycle of the chip and adjust health parameters. You can control the alarm and call an ambulance. Special options for people with disabilities are even provided.

Thank you

Thank you everyone for reading until the end. Especially, Julia Makavozovoi for helping me with the text and Dmitriy Karanevsky for pictures.

2018   done   health   mobile app

Concept App Yandex.Home

In early 2016, I was participating in a project for the Yandex Design School. I was tasked with imagining a smart home system for Yandex and offer a mobile app concept for the task.


Improve a person’s interaction inside the home by creating a reliable and easy-to-use mobile app.


  1. To develop a comfortable application targeting two audiences – Advance mobile app users and Beginners.
  2. Enable the user to show status and save.
  3. Close daily needs and security issues.
  4. Save the visual language of Yandex.
  5. Fulfill the application with other useful Yandex services.

I started the project by taking a loft style apartment as a visual prototype. Therefore, with a small number of “smart” items, I drew the scheme of the apartment:

Kitchen Bedroom Hallway Bathroom
Light Light Light Light
Warm floor Music Warm floor Warm floor
Curtains Curtains Alarm Air conditioner
Air conditioner Air conditioner Air conditioner

Further I developed the app for this apartment, prototype only. List of smart objects.

Useful application

A person is interested in the result, which is built on needs. For each of the needs I made decisions.

Based on these needs and decisions I was building the concept.

Achieving results in the first screen

On this screen, the user launches scripts, views active items, and most importantly, manages the home. Adds, deletes, and modifies scripts has access to the chosen subjects, adjusts the home.

Fast switching between homes

Homes automatically switch by geolocation or manually by the user. It is possible to add a new home or office.

Smart Items and features

You can simply call an ambulance, fire rescue, and police with a single tap. The Home app sends all the necessary data for these services. You can pay insurance, utility bills through Yandex.Money. Call a cab using Yandex.Taxi and analyze monthly expenses. I can see all the status of items in the house and change them in one screen.


These screens are responsible for managing items in separate rooms. You can add, customize, or delete an item.


Here I turn on my favorite music. I run it from Yandex.Radio Yandex.Music or the smartphone library. Setting the alarm clock. Share my favorite tracks to friends in messengers and social networks.

Air conditioning

Here I manage the temperature in the room or in the whole apartment. The application tells how many degrees on the street according to Yandex.Weather, so I can select the right temperature in the house.

New Items

I find the subject, add it to the room. If you do not have the desired room, create a new one. I add an item to my Favorites tab if I use it frequently.


If you forget to turn off the “Warm floor”, no problem. The Home will remind you of it and offer to turn it off for you. Did the Light burn out? Change it by ordering a new one in Yandex.Market. You do not need to remember to pay for utility services and insurance because now this is the care of your home.


Give access to other family members. Set up notifications, voice control, widget, and geolocation. Determine what to do at home if the phone is off. Select a language. Determine the units of temperature measurement: Celsius or Fahrenheit? Include the access code. Friendly interface for people with disabilities.

Icon from family Yandex icons

I have collected the basic services of Yandex, which I use myself. Drew an icon for Yandex. Home, which is similar in style to the other icons of services Yandex. Now she looks harmoniously in this family. In the European countries most people live in apartments, so the icon of the private house is not suitable. The house with apartments resembles a remote control. The first letter of the company “Y” is hidden in the icon.

2018   design   done   human interface   mobile app   smart home   Yandex