app design

I love a good sunset. I wondered if it would be possible to create an app to predict what they would be like.

I researched, designed and planned an app that shows people a prediction on the quality of the sunset, allowing them to plan their activities around it, and bring nature’s beauty into their lives. This is a project of passion that I work on in my spare time. It was inspired by a walk I took with a friend, where we saw the sky light up in the most beautiful colours, but were not in the right place to get a clear view of the sky.

app design
user research
ui design

The Work

home screen mockup
The app would generate a stylised preview depending on the type of cloud cover and expected colors.
design inspiration
I looked to old travel posters for inspiration for the design.
questions i used surveying users
I did some research with different users to broaden my horizon and collect insights.
variables that affect the sunrise and sunset
A simplified chart of the different variables that affect the color, duration, and appearance of a sunset.

Challenges & Learnings

  • Creating a consistent yet evolving design over many years.
  • Cultivating a hip image, avoiding a dusty rustic farm shop look.
  • Working with extreme budget restraints.
  • Creating simple, reusable systems for maximum efficiency.