The objective was to design the UI for an 80s music player mobile app. The app is aimed at 80s music lovers, primarily 35 to 55-year-olds, and it should serve as a tool for the targeted users to listen to their favorite 80s artists, create their own playlists, and connect with others by sharing music.
This project was completed as a part of my UI course. My role was to perform a competitive analysis, create wireframes, mood board, style guide and to design the final app screens.
Wave is an 80s music player app, providing the users with a huge array of artist and songs from the 80s. The app is minimal, simple and user-friendly. With the dark themed design and the few neon accents, it evokes a feeling of 80s nostalgia.
There are only a few music player apps out there which are focused solely on 80s music. In most cases these apps are lacking in important features, are outdated, and poorly designed.
Wave is going to provide users with the ability to listen to their favorite 80s artists, create a profile, get personalized music recommendations, make playlists, like, share and hide songs. The simple design, as well as the common design patterns make the app easy to use, catering to the needs of the target audience.
I began by researching both direct and indirect competitors of the app I wanted to create. The goal was to find their strengths and weaknesses, which features would be beneficial for my app, and what could be improved upon.