For February 1, 2018

  • Review the syllabus to understand class expectations and what we’re doing this semester.

Create a blog post with:

  • 3 things you didn’t know from the Apple HIG or the Material Design Guidelines
  • A selfie and a short bio
  • An app map and detailed wire frames: Using you sketches from class, create an app map and wireframe for your app. You may use hand drawn or create digital wireframes. Group 1 will present. Each person will have about 10 minutes to present and get feedback.
  • Both groups should create paper prototypes to test next week: print your detailed wireframes at phone size to test. Digital prototypes are NOT to be used.

From class today:

Thursday App

The app I want to introduce is Ada. It is a personal health companion that uses AI and machine learning to help people to understand and manage their health. Designed by a team of 100 doctors, data scientists and engineers, Ada helps audiences access to high quality, personalised health information and care.  It provides earlier health information and informing clinical decision making. The most interesting aspect of this app is the dynamic UI, which the UI component will be changed followed by the content & intent. 

It makes me rethink the UI design of next generation. The whole UI layout will not need to be designed based on each page. The only thing design need to make sure is the UI component must to consistent to the context, so users will have the expectation of the UI.

Central Park App_ Final Iteration_ Elly, Rosa


We are designing an app for Central Park which have the tour packages that can help people to explore the Central Park in different routes. For the app on iPhone, the three main pages are tour package page, explore page, and map page. On the other hand, for the apple watch add on, we focus on the function of navigation.

Main Functions

  • Choice on tour packages
  • Customize your own route
  • Introductions of the place
  • Central park map
  • Explore new place
  • Navigation



Final Design

Three things we have changed:

  1. In apple watch, we put a DONE button instead of push over.
  2. In apple watch, when start navigation, we show the place “Central Park Reservoir”.
  3. In iphone, we fix minor graphic design and layout.



Mend-Breakup Trainer

Mend is an app targeting those who need help to recover from a breakup. It is creating an experience that feeling like a friend helping you through your breakup.

  • It features a conversational interface which can guide users through the Mending journey
  • The app offers an everyday audio guide to help the user get through.
  • Each day the user can get a task to do in the app such as writing. The app also asks the user to check in their emotional situation every day.
  • The app tracks the data like days since breakup and days since last EX contact.
  • The user can find much relevant advice and many stories as well.
  • The look and feel is very calming!