Scheduling Summer Success

The summer has rolled around super fast this year, I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of June already! A whirlwind trip to Australia at Easter for my best mate’s wedding was soon forgotten as I arrived back home to a backlog of college assignments and demanding work hours at my part time job to pay the bills. It was a case of head down, bum up and a few weeks of frantic time management and workload juggling. As soon as all of our Summer assignments were complete, we pushed froward to create a functioning MVP (minimum viable product) of our beard app which we completed last week. Still very much a work in progress, it is not fit for public consumption yet but watch this space!

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Screen Shot 2017-06-28 at 12.24.23In the midst of such frenetic activity, our summer results were released for the 2017 semester. I was delighted to receive a strong grade (75%) in my UI Design module for my design proposal detailing our app interface aesthetics and functionality.  You can check out my final design on Invision here:  https://invis.io/AJBOUUSPE

Rejuvenated by my strong grades for the semester and I am again energised and renewed to  push forward with our work over the Summer so that we may create the beard-care app within our capabilities. Onwards and upwards peeps!

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Version 6.1 is here!

Version 6.1 for the iOS has been put together at last . I have done a whole series of UI revisions, some of which include a camera shutter button and radial menu layout to encourage more user engagement and discovery.  

The location of assets and buttons are designed to optimise the F-shaped reading pattern of most users and the major navigation tools are located within the green and  amber zones  of the  ‘Easy Thumb Reach’ diagram, shown below

 

Above:   Home Screen,  F-Shaped Scanning Pattern & ‘Easy Thumb Reach’ Diagram

The app low diagram is shown below to provide a visualised flow path of how a user navigates through the interface to access the product reviews, photo diary and grooming articles with the app.

You can check out the prototype UI on Invision here: https://invis.io/AJBOUUSPE

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Above:   Application Flow Diagram