Role: User interface design, prototype, wireframe spec for engineering/QA.
This particular simple Flash prototype was to experiment with different ways of bringing up the Now Playing page. We experimented with fading, sliding up/down, left, right etc. A user needed to be able to access the Now Playing page from everywhere so it wasn’t on the same level as the other tabs.
There’s so many mobile apps out there doing this now that it seems obvious. But back when we were designing our early mobile apps, there were only a few other trailblazers to guide us so a bit of experimentation and feedback was in order.
We ultimately ended up sliding up, then back down but we figured this out through a series of Flash prototype tests with friends, family, and employees.
This was also helpful to show engineering what we were looking for.