I started with UX and market research and found that market misses a well-designed Periodic table with access to chemical reactions and compounds. I am a designer and developer in one person. So I created prototypes in Figma and then developed the website. Creation lasted 1 year and at final stages I started skipping design, writing interface it directly in code.
The project is mainly desktop website, but it is finely optimized for mobiles. Users can download iOS or Android application as well.
This is an educational project. Its target audience are school and university students.
In school, the Periodic table is necessary. Talbica offers a great and easy way to explore more than 60 properties for each element. It also has Heat Maps, a unique feature to see how elements change their properties along periods and groups. Hi-resolution photos will help students to know what element look like.
In universities, students need a reference of chemical reactions and compounds. Even in 2023, they still use printed books to search for reactions. Talbica solves this problem. It is probably the only free product and easy-to-use database of reactions and compounds.
Entry Type: Single Entry
Primary Role of the Designer: Designer as author
Client Relationship: A retainer relationship
Intention of the Project: Introduction of a new product, service, or program
Development Budget: Pro bono
Production/Execution Budget: Pro bono
Source of Funding: Client
Typefaces: Open Sans
Designers: Andrey Markelov
Researchers: Andrey Markelov
Developers: Andrey Markelov
Talbica. Interactive chemistry
Experience / Product / Service / Systems Design
Winner - 365: AIGA Year in Design (2022)
Title: Talbica. Interactive chemistry
Design Firm/Agency: Andrew Marcus
Client Location: San Francisco, California, USA
“Visually compelling and immensely resourceful. The organization of the information, the color distribution, and the effortlessly responsive interaction intertwine design and user experience flawlessly. I wish I had access to such a tool during my high school.”