So far in this course, you have explored many different mobile app Â examples, all of which have differed greatly from one another. Now that Â you have a stronger understanding of how this variance is underpinned by Â standard design best practices, you will start to explore tactics you Â would use to create your own mobile app UI.
In this assignment, you will select an app screen to re-create. This Â can be from an app you have already analyzed in this course, another app Â you are familiar with using, or a completely new app you found via Â research. Then, you will determine what you would change on the screen Â based on the understanding you have cultivated throughout this course Â regarding design best practices and translating the needs of users.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
- Design a user interface for a mobile app screen. On paper, or using a software of your choice (such as Microsoft PowerPoint), redesign one Â screen for a mobile app. The way you illustrate the design can be Â simple but it must include all the necessary elements for a user to Â complete the primary tasks the screen was designed for. However, the Â features you include should not necessarily be the same. Only the Â overall goal that addresses user needs must be maintained. While Â designing, you must do the following:Â
- Include relevant features such as navigation components or information components.
- Label every component and describe them, along with any data they collect or interact with.
- Indicate which elements on the screen are interactive.
- Apply mobile app UI design best practices. Be sure Â you continue to reference the Android Developers – Design for Android Â guidelines, linked in the Resources section of this module, as you work Â on your UI design. These are very comprehensive but it is important to Â use them in all aspects of design.
- Justify your design decisions. Explain why you Â chose to make the UI design updates that you did for your creation. Your Â reasons should be user-driven and compatible with the Design for Â Android guidelines. Comment on any new features you introduced or any Â challenging areas you overcame with creative solutions.