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AOL App - Apple Watch

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OVERVIEW

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Initial wireframe concepts.

Initial wireframe concepts.

Short & Long Look Email Push Notification. Design by Brian Skuse.

Short & Long Look Email Push Notification. Design by Brian Skuse.

Message Read & Quick Triage. Design by Brian Skuse.

Message Read & Quick Triage. Design by Brian Skuse.

Short & Long Look Breaking News Push Notification. Design by Brian Skuse.

Short & Long Look Breaking News Push Notification. Design by Brian Skuse.

News Articles. Design by Brian Skuse.

News Articles. Design by Brian Skuse.

With an increase in monthly and daily UV's, we decided to add a bit of innovation with a companion app on the Apple Watch.
 

AUDIENCE

Users who have downloaded and use the AOL App.

Initial concepts. Design by Brian Skuse.

Initial concepts. Design by Brian Skuse.


ROLE

Lead User Experience Designer


DESIGN PROCESS

We wanted to get as much punch into the app while trying to maintain a lightweight look and feel for our Users, as this was a first time experience. We included powerful features such as Quick Reply (canned responses) from a message read; message triage from the message list; and Breaking News push notifications.  


CHALLENGES/RETROSPECTIVE

Since this was the first time any of us worked with the technology of the Apple Watch (and it being Watch 1.0), we hit a few challenges of learning the technology and constraints. The platform had a bit of rigidity to it, but we were able to work closely with the engineering team and used a simulator to make changes on the fly as needed. In hindsight, I would have facilitated a closer working relationship with the engineering team of Huffington Post (Also an AOL entity) as they ran into issues with their app that we could have exchanged information and knowledge.


DELIVERABLES

Wireframes/Sketches


PROJECT

Apple Watch App

COMPANY

AOL