As a User Experience Practitioner we should always be ready for next generation services. I would like to highlight some of the next generation big things in UX. This blog will help you to understand about Android Wear OS and What are the UX key points you should keep in mind while designing for Android Wear.
Google has recently launch their new OS for wearable. Google called it android wear. Android wear is completely open source and it opens whole new experience for the end users. Most of the big app companies are already working on their apps. I started work on new concept app for What’sApp.
While working on app concept following thinks I followed.
Interaction is the key indigent for app design specially in wearable. We should always consider environment scenario while creating task flow for app.
Wearable devices are used all throughout the day, even when they sit in our peripheral vision. Effective apps provides the maximum payload of information with a minimum of fuss, optimized to provide tiny snippets of relevant information throughout the day. Short, sharp, immediate.
2. Zero/low interaction
Android Wear focuses on simple interactions, only requiring input by the user when absolutely necessary. Most inputs are based around touch swipes or voice, and inputs requiring fine-grained motor skills are avoided. Gestural, simple, fast.
Android Wear is like a personal assistant: it knows you and your preferences, it only interrupts you when absolutely necessary, and it’s always on hand to provide a ready answer. Efficient, respectful, responsive.
Android notifications appear as cards in the main stream and form the core of the Android Wear experience. Many of the main Android Design guidelines for notifications apply in Android Wear. Be respectful of users’ attention and aware of how unnecessary interruptions will reflect on your application’s reputation.
5. Voice replies
Voice replies are primarily used by messaging applications to provide a hands-free way of dictating a short message.
6. Screen Size
Android Wear will come in two screen sizes Square and Circle.