WTHR WEAR APP

UX/UI Design — 2019

WTHR WEAR

How might we design a system that will help users easily prepare for the weather?

Tools: Sketch

Problem

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.


Process

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:

  • Many features and weather information displayed aren't actually looked at or used
  • They are mainly used in the morning to help get dressed on a daily short term basis
  • Users are still not confident in their choices even after looking at the weather

My design goals were to reduce cognitive overload but keep usability and interest.


Brainstorming
Brainstorming

Flows
User Flow

Wireframe
Wireframe
Wireframes

Solution

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.

Forecast
Forecasts

Forecasts are translated through a means of visual language, making the data more understandable with illustration and colours.


Setting Up
Setting Up Screen
Setting Up

Forecast
Checking the Weather

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.


Settings
Preferences

Users can change units, notifications and clothing preferences for what works for them.


Loaction Screens
Location Screen App
Location

Users can add and view different locations.