THE CHALLENGE

As part of a semester long theme of future thinking we were tasked with creating an app that breaks the laws of physics and reality.

THE SOLUTION

Roommates, an app that allows to you change the layout of rooms from anywhere.

HOCHSCULE ANHALT / DESSAU GERMANY

Recently I spent a summer abroad studying in Dessau, one of the locations of the famous Bauhaus. It was a truly transformative experience and this project is one that came out of my time there.

IDEATION

As a class we were encouraged to think about what kinds of influence we would have over the world regardless of the feasibility. These are a sampling of the ideas that came up.

SKETCHING

After selecting my concept we dove straight into sketching interfaces. Here are some early sketches from my process.

FIRST ITERATION

In the first go round I was mainly focused on determining which features were most important and providing accessibility to those elements within the UI.

INTERACTION EXPERIMENTS

I also took this time to experiment with user interactions using a prototyping tool called Principle.

FINAL USER INTERFACE

This final UI incorporates a page scrolling method for navigating different rooms and a vertical method for viewing presets within that room. Users also have the ability to drag and drop viable furniture elements in their rooms.

BRANDING

An icon and simple branding was the last step to create an authentic app experience and prepare the final prototype for a video.

FINAL DELIVERABLES

The final step was to create a concept video showcasing the prototype in action. In this video I took a whimsical view of what could happen if we start playing with reality from our phones. I also have recorded the interaction that takes place in the video.