Over the span of 13 months, frog design worked with the Nokia CDMA group in San Diego on a device especially for their "tech stylist" and "young explorer" personae.
The design of this new mobile device was completed by a large team of designers and technologists in multiple frog design studios. We created over 1500 screens and many animated demos to prove and refine an animation library of effects used during interactions and transitions between screens. Working with visual designers Allyson Tong, Scott Bokma and Jon Arnett, we developed an entire operating system using a flat visual style with no gradients and extensive use of white space that was unique for the time.
My role on this project as a Senior Interaction Designer was to design the interaction model, create the wireframe screens, write definitions of the functionality, and provide feedback to visual designers while collaborating with other designers to meet project deadlines. Preparing for meetings with the client at regular intervals throughout the project was happening in tandem to maintaining the many documents and specifications, communicating client feedback, coordinating project goals, reviewing and finalizing the work.
The creation of the specifications was extensive since the development team was remote and English was their second language. The specification required every detail; meaning every screen and every interaction spelled out including the landscape version of each screen. The example app shown here is the Home screen, one of the 15 applications designed, a relatively small but important application with many interactive elements and direct access to other apps.
Medium: OmniGraffle, Photoshop
Company: frog design
Role: Interaction Design Lead