My app was made to be a gardening app, offering the user a journal, a weather forecast and a list of information on different plants and animals that can be seen.
Starting with what I found to be positive, my use of colours was pretty good in my opinion, after a lot of experimenting with different colour combinations to try and find the correct tone I ended up decidng on sticking to different shades of green, this had much nicer results as the colours were more complimentary and not garish and ugly.
I had attempted to use purples as a contrasting colour to the greens but found it too much and also a generally ugly colour to use against green.
I decided on using green as the main colour originally because green is commonly used to represent life and plants which are thoughts that I wish to promote with my app as it will link into my apps function as a gardening app.
I also liked the design ideas behind a lot of my app screens, I found my plant list page to be pretty nice, using only basic colours with the lightest green around the letters and plants to higlight their importance on the page
I also feel this page shows a good mix of used space against blank space, everything is fit on the screen but there is quite a lot of room around everything so it can be understood easily
Something I enjoyed was how I used yellow and light pink only for the logo and icon for the infortmation page, not only did those colours look very pretty with a high contrast against the dark green but also because of this contrast stood out a lot, bringing the users eye to it naturally and subsequentially would be noticed and used more than if it was a complimentary colour like the other shades of green.
In hindsight I would have liked to use more of a variety of fonts instead of just one, while I liked the one I used and found it very appealing with it’s almost handwritten style, adding to the theme of a simple gardening app, it can be hard to decipher at smaller sizes of text.
Another thing I dislike is that for some pages I didn’t know how to properly balance out the blank space to the used space, I wanted to have a lot of blank space to creat a stylistic idea but some spaces were too empty in my opinion, such as the home page , I would have liked to put somthing at the bottom but wasn’t sure what to put, I tried to make the icons bigger but found that ruined the eprfect square shape the icons had and made it apperae stretched, if I could redo anything for this app I would definetly move the apps down a bit so there’s an equal amount of space between the top and bottom of the page rather than just a large blank space at the bottom.
In conclusion I find the app well put together and in terms of colour use very nice to look at and appealing but I also feel there was a lot I could have done to improve such as get rid of some of the extra blank space.