The project began as a redesign of my favorite weather app. What it may have lacked in aesthetics in made up for in having lots of data. When surveying the field, many competitors failed to really bridge the gap between design and functionality.
Interactivity charts and wireframes provided the groundwork for vastly simplifying the user experience, reducing a tap–intensive interface to swipes + simple gestures.
Eventually, this drastic simplification prompted the new name and identity for the app: Cooler.
A dynamic icon system was developed for displaying various weather conditions through day & night.
This style continued throughout with the UI icons.
A color spectrum was implemented into a visual temperature system throughout the app, used to show changing forecasts over time as well as to give daily context of highs and lows.
This project was completed as undergraduate coursework at the University of Minnesota.