App Design Interaction & Animation

It’s already been too long since I last blogged, I must make an effort to blog weekly!

Today is a short post about a project I’ve been working on this week. I spent some time working on a few concepts for an app for the Natural History Museum. The main purpose of the app being to showcase the museum’s exhibits, and to ‘bring them to life’.

I used this opportunity to experiment with some interaction design — and tried to have fun with some screen transitions and animation.

After some initial UX work, producing a user flow for the app, I produced some flats for the key screens — and then proceeded to mock them up in After Effects to demonstrate how the user would interact with the app, and show the impact some simple transitions can have on the overall experience.

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A fun little project, you can check it out in more detail on dribbble, Behance and on my website here: Natural History Museum.

Hurry up Spotify!

Both the desktop and iPhone versions of the Spotify app got given a much needed facelift and general update back in April in line with iOS7. More aesthetically pleasing, a sleeker, darker interface — yes it could be a lot better, but it satisfied many a user. They also introduced a few new features, that split opinions, such as removing the ‘star’ feature, and introducing a ‘like’ style feature that seems kind of pointless in my opinion.

Anyway, I’m writing this post out of dire frustration and impatience. Spotify, where is the iPad update?! It’s 5 months later and I still see no sign of it? I’m so fed up of the ugly aesthetics of the current version, and the terribly user UNfriendly interface.

I’m waiting to install my iPad mini into the dashboard of my Golf, but it’s main use is for music — i.e Spotify and it’s darker interface. If Rdio allowed customisation of their UI, I’d be switching around this time.

More on the dash installation when Spotify pull their finger out. Hurry up Spotify.