For our first app design project, we were assigned to design an app that had UI over UX in mind. We were able to make the app about anything we wanted, but it didn't have to be something completely new and different from apps already out. This app is a kid's space learning app called Blast Off! The project had two parts--the first was to create the screens and an app poster, then secondly we created an app video.
Blast Off! is an app for young children that are interested in space or parents who would like to teach their kids about space. These ages of kids (3-7) would likely be playing on a tablet rather than a phone, which is why the app is presented in the iPad layout. This app looks friendly, fun, and inviting because of the illustrations, type, and the character named Atlas that acts as a guide throughout the app. The color scheme is gender neutral, using a variety of purples paired with several other colors for planets and other space elements. There's an interactive map, an explore page, a calendar, and a profile page with badges the kids can earn. The calendar also shows activities happening in the area so parents are able to take their kids places to encourage learning in the real world.
This project accomplished its goal of functioning for its target audience, and its interface looks simple/usable for kids at a young age. The fun illustrations were the highlight of this project, and peers and my professor thought kids would have interact well with this app.