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About this project – Gear S

My very first wearable UI/UX design project. I was tasked to further fine-tune the design based on the comments from Yelp and Samsung HQ. I worked as the project lead and UX designer, while my teammate supported me on external communications.

 
Challenges

The original Yelp for Gear S project was designed and developed by an external agency 6+ months ahead before the product launches. Most UI components were not align with the final released version. Yelp provided 20+ businesses by category and requested the Gear S design to support more then 3 category. Additionally, original engineering team only support minimum fine-tune work.

 
Samsung Gear S
Original UI/UX design
 
Refined UI/UX design
 
 
About this project – Gear S2

As soon as we have completed the Yelp for Gear S project. We were tasked to design a brand new Yelp for Gear S2. I continued to work as the project lead and UX designer, while my teammate supported me on communications with Samsung HQ.

 
Challenges

The project started 6+ months ahead before the product launches as well. Very limited information was available. We were being informed that the new Gear S2 in new form factor – round shape. The navigation structure might maintain the same but come with an external turning bezel.

To keep the project rolling and meet the goal. We reached out to Samsung R&D team for advise. Upon closer collaboration, however, the challenges became clear.

We reviewed all the current UI components from Gear S library. Understand the foundations on each UI component was designed.

How does it work in round?

 
Insights
Research shows most of the people check Yelp when they were on the go. We designed to keep outdoor use in mind. And dark colors result in better contrast, making the content more visible under direct sunlight.
 
v1. Samsung Gear S2
Browse categories: Carousel UI
 
Settings: Listview UI
 
Settings: Spiral/rotary UI
 
Nearby restaurants
 
Filter results
 
v2. Samsung Gear S2

Browse categories: Spiral/rotary UI

 
Spiral/rotary UI logic
 
All categories
 
Transition effect
 
v3. Samsung Gear S2

Browse categories: Spiral/rotary UI

 
Restaurants/reviews/more options UI
 
Spiral/rotary UI logic
 
All categories
 
Localization
 
v4. Samsung Gear S2

Browse categories: Spiral/rotary UI

 
Reviews/more options UI
 
 
Samsung Gear S3
Yelp widget board: Additional entry point to Yelp app
 
Yelp app