“Consider algorithm data and the correlation between watch/app UI design at the same time.”
The licensed algorithms to the understandable user interface
Time: 2015
Total working time: 18 months
Responsibility: Device and App UI design
Tool: Axure
Domain: Sport
To expand core GPS business, a sports watch project targeted at runners has been kicked-off. It companies with a smartphone app to enhance the information reading and control experiences.
Below are traslated user requirement based on PM’s requirement:
User requirement
Small monochrome display and limited hardware buttons on the watch
Challenge & Solution
The physical display area is 23 x 23mm. PM wants all recorded information can display on the watch solely as more as possible even without smartphone app nearby.  There are four physical buttons only to operate lots of settings and information browsing. Thus, the UI design challenge needs to deal with how to show data visibly and reduce the memory loading since unavoidable multi-functional button.
The watch licensed some algorithms to enhance the raw data interpretability. We already know other competitors got the license from the same provider. The first challenge is  understanding the provider's spec and translate it to UI. The second challenge is to use the same data but shows it differently.
Need a way to enrich app’s information since it uses the same data from the watch
App uses smartphone’s screen as the display. The advantage is a bigger screen, the disadvantage for design is it requires a way to fill the extra space and provides users a different feel of the same data. Since there has no meaning to display a more massive dashboard on the smartphone display which is the same as the watch.
1:1 information display UI sketched in advance to check data amount of each screen and printed later to check visibility.
Information architecture listed all functions on a table for easy refine the functional group with PM.
Divided all functions into four modes to share similar button actions.
Fitness + Running watch
The important workout start feature or a bit complicated end-sleep function has a button indicator directly on the screen to guide users how to operate.
Taking one of the algorithms as an example, it has 14 results after a user completed a workout. The visual guidance was regrouped and minimized the variety to reduce users’ cognitive loading. Several literal feedback is rephrased to fit the display for an easy glance.
The watch result at the app displays in an infographic way for users to view data easier. The app side provides extra functions, such as mapping tracks, edit workout name and share to Facebook.
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[Watch]

For a daily wearing fitness+sport smart watch, a user wants to:
- View time via digital or analog watch faces.
- Set alarm clock.
- View sleeps record.
- Get smartphone notifications.
- View fitness status (heart rate, steps, and calorie consumptions). A simple way to start a daily running.
- Set training types for running.
- View various and customized information when running.
- View workout and fitness history.
[App]

- Users want to store their data in the cloud and no need to worry about changing device.
- Users want to view their data in a more detailed and clear way.
- Users want to share their recordings to social community (Facebook).
- Users want to know their fitness rankings.
- Users want to find their history data by calendar.
- Users need a simple way to do device settings from smartphone side.
The watch licensed some algorithms to enhance the raw data interpretability. We already know other competitors got the license from the same provider. The first challenge is  understanding the provider's spec and translate it to UI. The second challenge is to use the same data but shows it differently.
App uses smartphone’s screen as the display. The advantage is a bigger screen, the disadvantage for design is it requires a way to fill the extra space and provides users a different feel of the same data. Since there has no meaning to display a more massive dashboard on the smartphone display which is the same as the watch.
1:1 information display UI sketched in advance to check data amount of each screen and printed later to check visibility.
Information architecture listed all functions on a table for easy refine the functional group with PM.
Divided all functions into four modes to share similar button actions.
The important workout start feature or a bit complicated end-sleep function has a button indicator directly on the screen to guide users how to operate.
Taking one of the algorithms as an example, it has 14 results after a user completed a workout. The visual guidance was regrouped and minimized the variety to reduce users’ cognitive loading. Several literal feedback is rephrased to fit the display for an easy glance.
The watch result at the app displays in an infographic way for users to view data easier. The app side provides extra functions, such as mapping tracks, edit workout name and share to Facebook.
Fitness + Running watch
Time: 2015
Total working time: 18 months
Responsibility: Device and App UI design
Tool: Axure
Domain: Sport
User requirement
To expand core GPS business, a sports watch project targeted at runners has been kicked-off. It companies with a smartphone app to enhance the information reading and control experiences.
Below are traslated user requirement based on PM’s requirement:
[Watch]

For a daily wearing fitness+sport smart watch, a user wants to:
- View time via digital or analog watch faces.
- Set alarm clock.
- View sleeps record.
- Get smartphone notifications.
- View fitness status (heart rate, steps, and calorie consumptions). A simple way to start a daily running.
- Set training types for running.
- View various and customized information when running.
- View workout and fitness history.
[App]

- Users want to store their data in the cloud and no need to worry about changing device.
- Users want to view their data in a more detailed and clear way.
- Users want to share their recordings to social community (Facebook).
- Users want to know their fitness rankings.
- Users want to find their history data by calendar.
- Users need a simple way to do device settings from smartphone side.
“Consider algorithm data and the correlation between watch/app UI design at the same time.”
The licensed algorithms to the understandable user interface
Need a way to enrich app’s information since it uses the same data from the watch
Challenge & Solution
The physical display area is 23 x 23mm. PM wants all recorded information can display on the watch solely as more as possible even without smartphone app nearby.  There are four physical buttons only to operate lots of settings and information browsing. Thus, the UI design challenge needs to deal with how to show data visibly and reduce the memory loading since unavoidable multi-functional button.
Small monochrome display and limited hardware buttons on the watch
Contact Lydia
View next
More works
The watch licensed some algorithms to enhance the raw data interpretability. We already know other competitors got the license from the same provider. The first challenge is  understanding the provider's spec and translate it to UI. The second challenge is to use the same data but shows it differently.
App uses smartphone’s screen as the display. The advantage is a bigger screen, the disadvantage for design is it requires a way to fill the extra space and provides users a different feel of the same data. Since there has no meaning to display a more massive dashboard on the smartphone display which is the same as the watch.
1:1 information display UI sketched in advance to check data amount of each screen and printed later to check visibility.
Information architecture listed all functions on a table for easy refine the functional group with PM.
Divided all functions into four modes to share similar button actions.
The important workout start feature or a bit complicated end-sleep function has a button indicator directly on the screen to guide users how to operate.
Taking one of the algorithms as an example, it has 14 results after a user completed a workout. The visual guidance was regrouped and minimized the variety to reduce users’ cognitive loading. Several literal feedback is rephrased to fit the display for an easy glance.
The watch result at the app displays in an infographic way for users to view data easier. The app side provides extra functions, such as mapping tracks, edit workout name and share to Facebook.
User requirement
To expand core GPS business, a sports watch project targeted at runners has been kicked-off. It companies with a smartphone app to enhance the information reading and control experiences.
Below are traslated user requirement based on PM’s requirement:
“Consider algorithm data and the correlation between watch/app UI design at the same time.”
The licensed algorithms to the understandable user interface
Need a way to enrich app’s information since it uses the same data from the watch
Challenge & Solution
The physical display area is 23 x 23mm. PM wants all recorded information can display on the watch solely as more as possible even without smartphone app nearby.  There are four physical buttons only to operate lots of settings and information browsing. Thus, the UI design challenge needs to deal with how to show data visibly and reduce the memory loading since unavoidable multi-functional button.
Small monochrome display and limited hardware buttons on the watch
View next
More works
Contact Lydia
[Watch]

For a daily wearing fitness+sport smart watch, a user wants to:
- View time via digital or analog watch faces.
- Set alarm clock.
- View sleeps record.
- Get smartphone notifications.
- View fitness status (heart rate, steps, and calorie consumptions). A simple way to start a daily running.
- Set training types for running.
- View various and customized information when running.
- View workout and fitness history.
[App]

- Users want to store their data in the cloud and no need to worry about changing device.
- Users want to view their data in a more detailed and clear way.
- Users want to share their recordings to social community (Facebook).
- Users want to know their fitness rankings.
- Users want to find their history data by calendar.
- Users need a simple way to do device settings from smartphone side.
Fitness + Running watch
Time: 2015
Total working time: 18 months
Responsibility: Device and App UI design
Tool: Axure
Domain: Sport