This app will be tailored specifically for smartphone devices and must include all of the relevant information for users to quickly and easily check the daily weather forecast. This is a great opportunity to mix illustration with icon design, layout and digital design. There’s a lot of room for interpretation here but as always, a great way to start is by looking at other existing weather apps. How do they lay out the information? What kind of icons, colours and patterns do they use to portray certain weather conditions? How can you make your design more legible and more unique?
Remember, this design needs to be clear and concise and visible in a hand-held device, so the less clutter the better. Think simple icons, large sans serif typography, large feature elements and numbers such as the temperature, the area and the day of the week. You can start to create a theme by playing around with complimentary typefaces, icon illustrations and colour palettes. Once you’re happy with a collection of consistent elements, you can begin to start laying them out on a page compatible with your chosen smartphone device (these screen resolution sizes can be found online).
Have fun with this one but remember to keep it simple, this information needs to be clear and concise at a quick glance. Also, as you’ll have noticed, flat design is still trending with many smartphone and app suppliers, so you may want to bare that in mind while designing your app.