The new BlackBerry OS was officially launched on January 30, 2013.
As a member of an offsite team that was acquired for our next-generation Contacts manager, I worked remotely with many other teams spread across multiple timezones in the US, Canada and Sweden to create the Contacts application for BB10.
As the lead user experience designer on my small team, I created and maintained the 100+ page interaction specification describing all Contacts functionality based on core controls and design patterns defined by the design team in Sweden. Our application worked with many other apps, since Contacts are shared between many interactions on a mobile device. The interaction spec was used as a guide for feature implementation by development and test teams across the company.
This is a sampling of some of the high-fidelity wireframe flows (not final visual design) from the spec for the BB10 Contacts application. The Z10, the all-touch version, was designed first and then the Q10 with a hardware keyboard was adapted to use a smaller OLED screen and a dark background to optimize battery life.
Role: Interaction Design Lead, Contacts Team