Color Palette App
Designers: Johan Krogh Eide og Kristine Sørensen
Software: Illustrator, Balsamiq and Photoshop
About the project
When it comes to redecorating and painting interiors, it can be difficult to determine which colours to match with each other, and not to mention the colours that will go well with the interior you already have.
We will use the paint manufacturer Jotun as an example for the project. As of now they offer inspirational colour palettes and images put together by professionals. We wanted to create a service where the customer can make their own palettes based on Jotun’s colour selection, materials and other interior.
Mockups of the design using Balsamiq
We downloaded the pages as a PDF so that we could simulate the use of the app on an ipad. We got help from an external interaction designer to test the app, so we could see what he understood and what seemed natural for him. This was very rewarding and we identified several areas for improvement and what was not intuitive.
RESULTS FROM THE TEST AND CHANGES TO PROTOTYPE.
- Make it more clear from the start what is the ultimate goal and communicate this in a visual way (no text)
- Making the icons even clearer / easier to understand
- Enhance the end results, reinforce the feeling that you has reached the goal.
PRELIMINARY CHANGES ON THE PROTOTYPE AFTER THE FIRST TEST
Added shadows to the colored squares in the menu to make it clear that it's individual items and that they can be tapped and dragged. Changes to the icons to make them easier to understand.