Design Exercises

The following are a number of apps I have designed but never built.

I view weather apps as one of the best playgrounds for developing user interfaces. The feature set is clear, and so the only way to differentiate is with design. There are hundreds of weather apps, and each of them embodies a different voice. With my design I wanted to try out a new style. I developed a clear visual language that I followed throughout to create a unique voice for the app.

I view weather apps as one of the best playgrounds for developing user interfaces. The feature set is clear, and so the only way to differentiate is with design. There are hundreds of weather apps, and each of them embodies a different voice. With my design I wanted to try out a new style. I developed a clear visual language that I followed throughout to create a unique voice for the app.

When the Apple Watch was released Apple touted its fitness tracking features. One thing left absent, however, was a good way to compete with your friends. By turning exercise into a game it pushes people to work harder. So I decided to design an app to share your step count with your friends who also have either an Apple Watch or a FitBit. The app is designed to encourage positive feedback, with the ability to cheer on friends who are doing well, and a list showing you where you stand amongst your friends.

This is an app that I designed as a rethinking of how to present RSS feeds. An RSS feed is a list of articles from a newspaper or a blog, and almost every popular publication has one. What’s great about them is that they allow people to read all the news from their favorite websites in the same place by subscribing to multiple feeds. Most RSS reading apps show this data in the form of a list, often similar to email. The design cues they use such as batch sorting features,

This is an app that I designed as a rethinking of how to present RSS feeds. An RSS feed is a list of articles from a newspaper or a blog, and almost every popular publication has one. What’s great about them is that they allow people to read all the news from their favorite websites in the same place by subscribing to multiple feeds. Most RSS reading apps show this data in the form of a list, often similar to email. The design cues they use such as batch sorting features,