We need a visual design for the overall application. The app has a number of screens, but for the purposes of this contest, we just designs for a few key screens. Any further design work for additional screens will be handled on an hourly basis with the winning designer.
Attached is a rough click-through mockup of the app done in Balsamiq. If you open it in any decent pdf reader, you should be able to click on ui elements, and have it take you to the appropriate screen.
The interface should conform to Apple's Human Interface Guidelines as much as possible, using built in components wherever possible, skinning and coloring them as needed. The goal is not to come up with an innovative, new UI, but one that is very familiar and usable, which looks great.
The overall layout of the UI should be considered more or less final from a user experience perspective, but feel free to provide feedback on UX if you think something can be done better. Also, feel free to adjust spacing/sizing of UI elements - that portion of the UI design is very much up to you.
There is one exception to this: On the search results screen, the bar that holds the Refine button doesn't feel right yet. Please feel free to rethink where that sits on that screen, and even what text goes next to it ("25 Jobs Found" can be changed to something else).
Because this is an app for searching for federal jobs, a patriotic theme is very natural and acceptable choice. The design should definitely feel "American", but at the same time, needs to feel professional. Try not to go too overboard on the red, white and blue, flags, eagles, etc, but incorporating some of that is fine. Other more creative ways of giving a professional but patriotic feel are more than welcome too. Restraint in the design is key for this app.
Here are some apps that have a design I like for this federal job search app.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igno…d380200364 - My TSA
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igno…d376413567 - Obama 2012
Design Requirements and Deliverables:
- App UI design (Designed at 640x960)
- Overall look and feel/app template (styling of top and bottom bars, colorscheme, etc)
- Specific mocks of:
- Search form screen
- Search results list screen
- Job details screen
- Advanced search screen (refine search)
- Application splash screen
- Don't worry about designing an app icon - we'll be running that as a separate contest when this contest is complete.