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This is an application about the redesigning of the primary photo album. Its purpose is to  discover any possible problem existed in the primary photo album and try to solve them in the new application.

The primary photo album takes neither definite time stream nor changeable ordering rule. Therefore, various kinds of photos are mixed up together, making it difficult to find certain photo/photos. Besides, without privacy-protection design, private photos are easy to be exposed while people are browsing the album. It is also very difficult to switch between the primary photo album application and camera application, which has a deep causal relationship with the primary photo album application.

Because of the imperfections of the primary photo album, the sorting work of its photos may only be finished by selecting more than one photos and then putting them into the album. Selected photos can not be removed from the photo album base. Moreover, many detailed and complicated processes are needed when generating new photos or adding omissive photos into specific albums.

The structure of the photo album is adjusted in the redesign work by separating the control area and the display area. The control area in the lower part is a slideable switch area for functional blocks. The above display area displays relevant content. The functions are composed of three part, namely, photo stream, photo album and camera.

In the edition of the album, relations between the album and photos are intuitive during the process of integrating the photo stream with the album into a same interface. The creation work of an album can be finished by simple slide-and-drag operations.

Photos accepted by the album will not be displayed in the photo stream. And any album may be encrypted when needed.

This design adopts stimulation technology to restore real-world scenes. Albums with sorted photos are stacked up on a “woody table-top”. This will not only make photos better displayed, but also make albums better identified, which is in sharp contrast to the situation for real albums.

The logo for the application adopts the English word “Memory”, which means recall or recollect.  But I creatively made the word into “ME mory” with two separated parts, to give a meaning of “my memory, my album”. As images are a main media for people to record their past memories, the implication of “my memory” feels very amicable and vivid.

这是一个对iPhone原生相册再设计的应用,从使用原生态相册中发现问题并在新的应用中尝试解决。

原生态中相册没有一个明确的时间流,排序规则不可以改变,使得整个相册各式各样的照片混杂在一起。第一很难在一堆照片中找到特定的照片,第二在翻阅时很容易让一些私人照片见光,缺少了私密性的设计。在相册中无法和相机这个因果关系很强烈的应用进行切换。在编辑和建立相册时把照片归类的交互只能在建立相册时选择多张照放置相册中,而被选择的照片又不能从整个相册库中被移除。而在新生照片或遗漏照片需加入到特定的相册中时,操作需要很多繁杂的过程。

再设计调整了相册的结构,把控制区域和显示区域互相隔离开,下面是可滑动的功能区块切换,上面是对应的内容显示区域。整个功能分为照片流、相册、相机。

当编辑相册时照片流和相册合并到一个界面中,相册和相片的关系很直观,通过简单的滑动和拖拽来实现对相册的建立。

被相册收纳的照片不会在照片流中显示。每个相册都可以在个人需要时相册可以加锁。设计采用拟真化,还原正是当中的场景,分好的相册分摞的放置在木质的相册台上,这样看上去很清爽,给照片最大的展示空间,不会像一个实物的相册集一样表面看上去都是相同的不便于识别。

标志的设计是Memory这个单词,中文意思是记忆,回忆的概念,把他分开来写是ME mory表示我的记忆我的相册。图像是人们记录回忆最主要的媒体,我的记忆更加亲切的表达出了这样的含义。

ME Mory Photoalbum App