Mobile interaction design

App redesign

This project is the second app redesign that I worked on. I wanted to take on an app that was aimed at keeping people who live together connected. The entire design process of this app essentially was done while I was quarantined with my roommates, so this was a topic that was very, very close to home. Get it?

I noticed that most of the issues that people had with this app were with it being too complicated, essentially. The app is meant to make communication with roommates or family members simple and streamlined -- everything should flow smoothly.

I identified the main navigation points I wanted for the app, and sketched out some quick wireframes to get down the basic format I wanted for the screens, and so I could get an idea of how many screens I might want per category. 

I identified the main navigation points I wanted for the app, and sketched out some quick wireframes to get down the basic format I wanted for the screens, and so I could get an idea of how many screens I might want per category. 

I came up with some mockups after I did visual research, which you can see more of in my full process book. I felt really drawn to more modern and minimalistic, but colorful designs. I wanted to go for a clean, basic look in hopes that users would feel more or less familiar with the interface right off the bat. Sometimes our daily tasks are stressful enough, there's no point in overcomplicating things in the app meant to make them more organized, simpler.

Finally, after a few critique sessions, I designed an app that's customizable. I developed an interactive prototype of the basic app, with a lighter, elegant theme. In the future, if I was going to keep developing this app, there would be settings that allow users to choose theme fonts, colors, and upload photos for different background images, and so on. I also would want to develop an Apple Watch and iPad app to increase accessibility throughout users' lives -- for example, the app on a family iPad, or checking grocery lists on your watch at the store.

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