RTL Nieuws 365 iPhone app

July 7, 2012 ,
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RTL Nieuws wanted to design a new iPhone app for their news service. UNITiD already designed the RTL Nieuws iPad and Android tablet apps and website.

Assignment

Design a new iPhone app for RTL Nieuws’ news service

Approach

This project had two big restrictions. First, the content and imageratio of the website were leading for the iPhone app as well. Second, the medium itself. Whereas we tried to create a moment of peace on the tablet apps, the iPhone app is used in another way. User research showed that the user was in a hurry when using the iPhone app. Less time to consume more news. The restrictions of a small screen force you to make choices. We looked for solutions that were different.

“De grote hoeveelheid en keuze uit video kan van RTL Nieuws Mobile een grote en belangrijke nieuws-app gaan maken. Maar de app heeft meer te bieden. Het uiterlijk, de bediening, de Buienradar en de columns maken RTL Nieuws Mobile ook op andere vlakken een speler van formaat.” –  iPhoneClub

The app provides a news livestream and it is possible to view older broadcasts. It is easy to use and involves the users by asking them to send in their own news (pictures).

I was responsible for most of the interaction design. This version of the app is not available anymore due to RTL Nieuws’ complete make-over.

Tools: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Indesign
Methods:
 Sketching, concepting, information architecture, prototyping

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