This proposal turned into reality. This NextRadio App feature involves native Android widget configurations so you can listen to your next radio app without having the app open and you can choose which widgets to set so your home page is custom.
There was a business ask to explore a scenario where there was a newsfeed of sorts within the NextRadio App. This newsfeed would contain ads, friend content, favorite content and more. This was purely conceptual.
While at NextRadio App, I explored some emerging Android centric technology. This proposal was used as an outlet to show stakeholders what was possible in regards to wearables territory.
NextRadio was toying with the idea of including a friendship feature so you could connect with other listeners and see what they liked and were listening to. This would integrate with the newsfeed feature as well. These designers are purely conceptual.
As the product designer for NextRadio App, I took it on myself to explore some of the new technologies going out at the time. I looked into designing some auto related Android interfaces in my spare time and creating proposals for the company to follow. The mock-ups in this project vary from wireframe to exploration. I explored color schemes to satisfy the auto brightness requirements for day and night.
As the product designer for the NextRadioApp, I worked on improving all experiences including our small subset of users that used the tablet app. I did not have the resources to completely redesign that experience, however I made several key improvements that kept the lights on while the main app was being updated.
This is one of the first projects I worked on at NextRadio & TagStation. Moving into the new year, they wanted a facelift to the introduction slides that people first see after downloading the app. These slides contain information and images that help the user better understand how NextRadio works. As the Product Designer, I was in charge of the art direction, connecting, illustration, production, and dev handoff. I worked on both native android phone and tablet designs.
2015 | Art Direction, Illustration, UI/UX
Coming onboard as a Product Designer for NextRadio, I decided to start the journey by completing a heuristic audit of the existing app with some initial proposals before investing in a redesign.