How might we design a system that will help users easily prepare for the weather?
Whether it be getting ready for school or work, a night out or going on a trip, knowing the weather conditions has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, current weather apps on the market are often overloaded with unnecessary information and features that tend to over-complicate the simple task of checking the forecast. It is often hard to interpret and get a sense of temperature with a number, resulting in ill preparation when going out.
By simplifying the process and making information about current and future weather forecasts easier to translate through a means of visual language, users will benefit from more understandable data.
Starting with my own experience with weather apps, as well as additional user interviews and research I made several insights into user behaviours with these apps. Some key insights include:
The hourly forecast can be seen displayed at the botton of the screen and swiping horizontally shows more hours throughout the day. Pulling up the screen reveals a 5 day forecast and provides an overview of outfits for later planning.