The past few weeks were great weeks for getting a few projects off the ground. The one I was most excited about getting started was the IS&GS-Defense iPhone App GUI. This didn’t have much of a budget. In fact NONE really at all, but we were able to get a few hours approved to create a conceptual visualization.The Purpose
The task I was given was to create a believable user interface and some “eye candy” screen shots of an iOS application that tied into the existing content type of an existing internal website. Since I am the point of contact for the main internal Defense site, take care of the day-to-day maintenance, and design new content for it I had a pretty good overview of the material already in place. For example, the iPhone app icon was based off the favicon designed for the internal site. The favicon, is based on a very simplified version of the actual logo that belongs to IS&GS-Defense which can be seen in the load screen below.
In order to tell the story to potential customers I felt like the screen shots needed to be a storyboard and decided to do a “hero” type shot to show everything at once. They follow the path a person would take at the highest level of the app in order to review the “News” section. Of course, each screen would be in a presentation that would be talked to and possibly even shown on the actual iPhone to get the full effect.
I really wanted an opportunity to really get my hands deep into this and really develop the graphics and interface but we were very limited with the time allowed on the project. So, I did the best I could with the limitations placed on me. I still hope one day I’ll get a chance to get really involved with something like this again and carry things out to it’s fullest potential.
The following was done in 8-9 hours.
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