This example is for an ‘inspirational art app’ on the Apple Watch, using Europeana content to show beautiful art based on the search term. The app was designed for glance, so there needed to be low friction, and the interaction should allow the user to perform voice based searches to quickly access content.
As the geolocation metadata is sketchy in Europeana, I felt that the focus of the app should be around the beautiful imagery that can be found in the Search Portal.
After reading the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines I chose to sketch a workflow which would focus on quickly getting you to the inspirational content.
Unlike the website, the app would require the user to perform the search by voice commands. For unclear commands, the app would ask for confirmation, and then quickly take you to the visuals. For those in need of more context, the image can be tapped to flip over an info card.
Based on the flow chart, the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines, and the Europeana style guide, I was able to quickly put the screens together to highlight the key interactions that were needed.
The design was turned into a video, which I shared on social media. The comments proved useful, and highlighted the need for good geolocation metadata for apps like this.
Watch the video here.