The weather app that provides clothing tips
The overall task was to design an interface for a problem and a user group and to document the design process.
First, extensive research was carried out. This included questioning potential users. Almost all respondents have already dressed incorrectly (too warm/too cold), although they use a weather app with a temperature display every day and dress according to temperature, activities and overall appearance (sometimes also temperature sensitivity). Almost all respondents have trouble knowing exactly how cold or warm a given temperature is. How cloudy it will be and how strong the wind is is largely ignored by those surveyed. They also have trouble determining what to wear depending on the temperature. Walking just outside the door or onto the balcony or stretching the hand out of the window, as some respondents do, is often not enough to make the right choice of clothing. Respondents need information that is easier to understand than mere degrees. Tips on how to dress best for the weather would be accepted or definitely tried by the majority of respondents.
After defining the target group, an app was initially roughly designed and then an elaborate, clickable prototype was created.
The result is a clear and simple weather app that still provides users with common weather information such as temperature, cloudiness, chance of rain, wind speed, UV index and sunrise and sunset. However, depending on the sensitivity and activities of the user, it also gives clear tips on which clothing is most suitable for which weather.
With the development of the MVP of the weather app, a first round of user testing could be started. For this purpose, some subjects (interviewed from the beginning?) would have to be recruited, hypotheses and a questionnaire would have to be prepared. With the knowledge gained from this, potential for improvement for the app can be derived and taken into account in the structure and design. The choice of name could also be tested in this context.
In order to use illustrations for the app that are not generally accessible, individual illustrations that are 100 percent adapted to the app could be created in the future. Here, on the one hand, more attention could be paid to ensuring that the items of clothing displayed match the design style of the app, and on the other hand, the choice of color of the clothes can be better matched to the color scheme of the app. Choosing higher-contrast colors can also significantly improve the visibility of the illustrations.
Time period: 03.2o22 - 07.2o22
My tasks: research, interviews, concept, wireframing, digital prototype