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Re: [Ubuntu-touch-coreapps] [Design][Weather] Weather key journeys


Hi Bruno,

Thanks for your feedback!

BBC certainly has a nice weather app with the side by side comparison. However, with our weather app concept, we were quite keen on the idea of a timeline (similar to the Calendar app), whereby you can see the weather throughout the day and across days by scrolling up and down!

We're also exploring visual elements at the moment, so we will certainly look at how we want to display different weather information, such as wind direction!

What exactinformation we will be able to display is largely dependent on the back end system, we hope that we can expand on the information available in the future as we are aware that users from different locations would be interested in seeing different information. Hope this helps!


On 30/03/13 22:03, Bruno Girin wrote:
Small detail: the degree sign should be °, not '.

With regards to comparing yesterday and today (or tomorrow if you consider forecast over several days), a side by side comparison would work better, possibly with the ability to swipe through it.

BBC Weather shows this in a very simple but effective form on their home page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

Their graphics for wind speed and direction is also very easy to understand and impossible to get wrong: the issue when you just say "SW 5km/h" is that people often wonder: is it blowing *from* the Southwest or *towards* the Southwest?

Now for the nice to have features:

Another thing I like on the BBC web site is the fact that they show maximum and minimum temperatures.

Wind chill factor would be very useful to have too (probably more importa nt in the UK than in Sydney).

Severe weather warning indicator would be cool too!



On Thu, 28 Mar, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Calum K Pringle <calum.pringle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hey everyone,

We've just posted some key journeys for the weather app on our blog; let us know what you think! Check it out ;

Calum Pringle
Interaction Designer

Canonical Design Team
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Christina Li

User Experience Designer

Product Strategy | Ubuntu Platform | Design

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