Silent Sherpa is an Apple Watch app concept for hikers I created while studying User Experience Design at General Assembly. Designing for a technology that wasn’t even available yet was a challenge, but through user research I defined a persona who hiked in order to avoid technology so directions had to be delivered in the most unobtrusive manner.
Thinking in the context of a device that functions differently to any other medium I’ve designed for forced me to focus purely on the problem and move away from design patterns I was familiar with. Through competitor analysis, user flows, wireframing, prototyping and attention to information architecture I refined the concept while user testing was essential for guidance on what was successful.
You can read a blog post about the project here.