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Solati Mobile and Web - Music Application Convergence
Part II: Mobile

  • logo design, brand optimization for devices
  • information architecture & design
  • user interface, visual design
  • type rendering research for Asian languages and English and Chinese language skins
  • icon design for web and mobile
  • prototyping
  • asset creation

This large project engaged an international team at Catalyst Mobile from Fall 2007-Fall 2008. The goal of the project was to deliver a mobile/web companion music application to the Chinese market. Initial mobile application rollout was planned for 3G Symbian devices.

Erika's responsibilities included creating wireframes and flow documents, design skins, and icon designs and also optimizing the logo and creating color schemes that helped unify the brand on web and mobile. While working with a local project team in Beijing and a US engineering team in Santa Barbara - she iterated on web designs and mobile designs for Flash Lite & J2ME prototypes.

The images below reflect 2 mobile design phases: The lighter design for Phase 1 was completed for Flash demo at 3GSM Barcelona, January 2008. The bright colored design for Phase 2 was completed for production and demos in Flash and J2ME between August & September 2008. Chinese language UI not displayed here, but available upon request for Phase 2.

Phase 1 Mobile Demo - Wireframe portion
phase 1 wireframe - discover
Phase 1 Overlay navigation and Accordion menu design
overlay navigation design
Phase 1 Design skins - 240
design skin 240
Phase 1 Design skin tests - 128
design skin 128
Phase 1 Flash prototype as shown in N95
flash prototype
Phase 2 Wireframe overview
phase 2 wireframe overview
Phase 2 Wireframe - Browse Music
phase 2 wireframe - search
Phase 2 Icon set/color set - matches web scheme
icon set and color set
Phase 2 Top Level Screen designs
top level screens color sets
Phase 2 Mobile Music player design
mobile music player
Phase 2 Design skins inside N95
fall 08 designs

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