I had to talk through each concept with my lecturer, outlining key areas of each concept that I liked and my reason for doing so. We then decided on what concept was the strongest and what one I would take further to develop. My agreed concept was concept TWO, which I was more than happy with. I definitely feel like this was the strongest concept and is the most professional looking. I particularly like my use of flat colours that further helped me achieve the 'flat design' that I was going for.
Week Seven and Eight
This week I began to explore Invision, an online prototyping platform. I firstly had to export each of my app screens separately and import them into Invision. Once I had arranged all my screens in order I was now ready to start in build mode. This is where I could link buttons to pages so the user could get a feel of how to get around the app. I really enjoyed using Invision, it was really easy to understand and use. I was expecting it to be a lot more complicated than it was. I was really satisfied with how my app ended up. I was able to get the app onto my mobile as well. I was able to interact with it properly in the environment that users would be accessing it on.
Overall, I really enjoyed this project. UI and UX design was something I hadn't tried before but was really interested in. I really enjoyed the research into the different user interfaces and learned a lot from that. I now appreciate mobile apps a lot more as I can see the amount of work and time that has to be spent on it, even just to complete a prototype and not even a complete functioning app.