We recently had to submit our 100 words about our project and one great image, although I still didn’t have an image I was entirely happy with so I sent a placeholder instead. While working on this submission I decided…

Mark 2 prototype

So the Mark 2 presentations have passed and i’m not entirely happy with what I had for the day. I managed to get the star animation working perfectly and had another attempt at the hidden menu in my UI. However…

So I’ve been working hard on my Mark 2 prototype and as mentioned before, the point of this prototype was to test out the technology side of my project. This meant coding and implementing my animated star backgrounds and also…

Preparing for my Mark 2 prototype

Now that the Mark 1 presentations are over, I need to think ahead and plan my Mark 2. After a successful mark 1 I feel I can start moving onto the tech side of my project! In other words programming,…

International Space Apps Challenge

I got wind that there was a physical Mars rover being built in DJCAD and decided to check it out. The projcet is led by Jon Rodgers and I got chatting to him about NASA, Space exploration and a whole…

Mark 1 prototypes

For my mark 1 prototype, I wanted to focus on the graphical and interface style within my app. This meant choosing a layout, colour scheme and I also wanted to find a way of incorporating already existing Mars imagery from…

Graphic Design Workshop

We had a graphic design workshop this week with Andrew in preparation for our UI designs. And more specifically, grid based layout and typography. I have been trying to read up on graphic design practices and immerse myself in examples…

Interface Architecture

This week we had an information architecture workshop which allowed me to consider the structure of my app and how all the content will be linked. I have somewhat exercised this skill in past projects, however not in this format….

Paper Prototypes

A skill I have always found helpful is paper prototyping. Its a fast way to sketch out any ideas for interfaces and it can even be useful to mimic certain interactions. Another great thing about this form of prototyping is…

Interface Inspiration

I decided to spend some time over the christmas holidays finding user interface inspiration that I felt could help me with my own designs. Going into this project I knew I wanted to create a unique interface, especially in regards…