Here are some notes I took, as well as some background and thinking and goals for my app.
What are the reasons to open a weather app?
-getting dressed before going out (any time)
-in the morning, preparing for the day ahead
-is inclement weather ahead? (so we can prepare: clothing wise, if we should bring an umbrella, plans-wise)
How will this app differentiate itself from ones already out there? How will this app be useful or helpful compared to other weather apps?
-The main thing that I kept coming back to was how it would be useful to understand weather by CONTEXT. Most weather apps post a numerical indicator of temperature as well as a qualitative "weather type" ('sunny', 'rainy', 'snowy' being the main ones, others being 'windy', 'foggy', 'wintry mix', etc.)
However, just seeing a number and an icon doesn't necessarily prepare you to dress and pack for your day ahead, unless you hold previous experience and knowledge of the location you're in. Example: If you know it will be 54 degrees Fahrenheit today, you only know how to dress yourself because of previous experience with that temperature.
Therefore, I decided it would be important for my weather app to display metrics that help provide more CONTEXT. This came down to 2 metrics:
ULTIMATE GOAL OF APP: With one glance at the screen (with maybe 1 flick of the finger), a person should hold enough information to help them prepare for the day ahead.
^ Experimenting with ways to visually display the information
Draft I'm on right now:
Still working on hashing out interactions, details, extra screens