This assignment focuses on user interface, user experience, mobile development, and typography for the web. Each student will identify a specific demographic and create an app based on one of three general categories: 1. Calendar, 2. Notepad, 3. To-do list. Each student solution is rooted in research focusing on their specific demographic to familiarize themselves with the needs and capabilities of the end user.
Swell was designed to function as a calendar and event planning app for surfers on the go.
The interface combines a calendar and map function so surfers have the opportunity to plan events at specific locations as well as explore new locations in their current area. The map section pulls from local weather data so the user can see what the conditions are like in each location. In addition to pulling weather data swell offers a unique rating feature. The ratings are live from other surfers in the area allowing for a more personal report that can help the user decide if they want to travel to that location to catch the next swell.
To view the full functionality of the app, you can view the animatic at https://vimeo.com/165005386.