GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (RAPID PROTOTYPING), CIID IDP 2019
FACULTY: Christian Palino, Kristina Varshavskaya, Joshua Dickens, Anthony Roscoe
PROJECT DURATION: 1 week
To design and build a high fidelity weather app to understand the relation between the local weather and climate change, keeping in mind the interactions and information required to be displayed.
WeatherGlass is an interactive app that illustrates how even the slightest shift in local weather behaviour affects the global climate, causing an imbalance in our eco-system.
WeatherGlass primarily provides you with the current weather conditions and the daily forecast for your location. The scroll graphically moves down the vertical timeline and changes shape over the day giving you a clear idea of what weather conditions to expect. A double-tap also ‘bursts’ the current weather into more specific weather information, such as wind, chance of rain, precipitation, humidity, UV index and air quality index.
The bottom half of WeatherGlass illustrates the current weather condition in our eco-system. Sometimes due to erratic weather changes, you can see how the irregular weather in the day trickles down to a dystopic future for our planet.
For this assignment, we were encouraged to think about the overall user-experience of the app. The focus was on the visual language, on-screen interactions, and in depth experience to tell a compelling story.
After a few quick paper prototypes, the concept was created digitally on Origami Studio.