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App design

APP NAME: Playano

 

DESCRIPTION:
A mp3 player app available in all mobile and PC platforms. As the tag line says “sounds perfect” this app is built to deliver songs that suit the user’s current state of mind. Instead of you thinking/googling on what songs to listen to, this app does it for you. This is an internet bases music player, similar to “spotify”. Here the user can choose specific kind of songs depending upon their mood, facebook has recently launched emoticons where the user can say how they feel or felt while sharing a certain post, in similar manner this app lets you set your mood and plays songs as per your mood selection.
if you are happy set your mood to “HAPPY” “PEPPY” “ENERGETIC” and the app will show you a list of songs which classify in that category. The user can also instantly download songs that they listen to at a click of a button. The app is built to be of less size as possible yet not compromising on the look and feel of the app itself.

 

LOGO DESIGN:

The name of the app rhymes with a piano so I chose to design the logo in the form of a piano with a play button in the middle to symbolize that this an app. I also gave the tag line for the app that says “sounds perfect” the core purpose of the app is to select and play songs that reflect the users mood to provide them with the perfect choice of music. The font used in the app is not straight nor rigid, it is wobbly in design I wanted the text to represent a sense of freeness from the rigidity and sharp corners and just loosen up having a very laid back look to the app.

 

DESIGN AND AESTHETIC:

Playano is originally has a whitish grey look with a minimalistic design. The login screen only shows the logo and the login button. Since the app is based on what the users feeling and current state of mind the app changes its overall colour in accordance with the mood of the user. For instance if the mood is set to excited the app changes to a RED colour, if the mood is set to Happy the colour will change to a cyan or yellow to reflect the corresponding mood.

The player screen itself is made in a very simple way; all the usual icons and common functionalities can be found on the main play screen. The image of the album or the poster will be displayed on the main screen (if available) there is also a sound wave animation available on the front of the play screen that bounces with the beats just to add a little more interesting features to the visual appeal of the app. The app is built with a learning module that will learn the user’s current mood depending upon frequent usage of specific songs heard by the use.

 

FURTHER FEATURES:

The menu option leads the way to in to the additional features such as browsing new artist releases, top charts, and pre-saved favorites list and also an option to create new play lists by the user’s preference.

THE DESIGN:

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Author:

Hello, I am a 3D generalist. I have worked as a modeler, texturing and lighting artist in an animated short film called "Jack and the Bonehead" it went on to win many awards and nominations. I am currently studying at Media Design School New Zealand, graduating in November 2015. I am focusing my skills an an lighting artist, but I can be a 3D generalist as well. sreeram_kk@yahoo.com

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