UX / UI

2021

aurae

by Valentina Marino

Real-time weather sourced by people

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Overview

Coming from Colombia, I never really felt the need to use a weather app until I arrived in Amsterdam. Travelling from south to west within the same city, the weather can change much faster than weather forecast apps could predict and often times the predictions, the icons and weather descriptions don't represent people's real experience of the weather. 

How could weather apps give a more accurate feel for the weather?
 

Challenge

The main goal is to create a unique concept for an experiential weather app.

Aurae is a crowd-sourced weather app that displays the ever-changing states of the sky, based on real time user photos. It is designed to allow people to share how they are experiencing the weather in their local city, giving other users a more tangible feel for it.

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Project Timeline & Process

Discovery

Design

Deliverable

Research
Market & Competitor Research
User interviews

User Experience
Customer Journey Map, Personas, User Flow, Structure, Wireframes, Prototype Testing

User Interface
MVP Flows & main Concept Development

UI
Deliverables for development

Interactions
Flow Animation

Research

The purpose of this research phase helped achieve the following goals:

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Define people's behaviour when dealing with changes in the weather.

2

Find a common language between weather data and the user's experience of it.

3

Understand what motivates people to use weather apps.

4

Determine people's frustrations with the weather apps.

5

How to elevate the experience of weather apps.