This simple app design was a way for me to explore the visual design elements of UI and really focus on the look and feel of the app. I started this project by first creating a design brief. I asked myself what the big picture was, what content I needed to include, the context of that content, and who this app is for. I also created a mood board to help me narrow down the feeling that the app should have.
I wanted something that was practical and easy to use yet still friendly and fun. I wanted to go with a more modern approach but not utilitarian.
Ramen Run is a location based app that helps anime food lovers find the best local ramen shops – anywhere in the United States. The idea for this app came to me because I attend many anime conventions and one of the main questions is usually where to find ramen. An app with very simple functions and easy navigation would be perfect for the job.
Once I narrowed down the style and mood of the app, I created the project brief.
Here is a close up of the two main app screens: