Final Documentation – Vidhyalakshmi Vijaykumar

Vidhyalakshmi Vijaykumar
Visual Design English
Annemieke Pesch
Mini lecture
June 1, 2017

Seminar Topic 

‘Foolproof way to create a design app for both iOs and Android’

Research Report (Word count: 4065 ; Excluding Index, Sources, and Appendix)

Seminar Project Report _Vidhyalakshmi


Seminar Presentation_ Vidhyalakshmi

Reflection Report (Word Count: 476)

Seminar Reflection report_Vidhyalakshmi

Synopsis – Vidhyalakshmi Vijaykumar

Format – Mini – Lecture

Title – Foolproof way to create a design app for both iOs & Android

Name: Vidhyalakshmi Vijaykumar


In the seminar ‘Foolproof way to create a design app for both iOs & Android,’ I’m going to look into 4 mobile applications belonging to iOs and Android and do a comparative study on the difference in their UI and UX. The UI is analyzed by observing the primary noun architecture, typography, color Scheme and Iconography of these apps. The UX is measured by observing users based on the VIMM model. Overall this study gives out an accurate prediction on the difference between the usability of the 4 iOs applications Vs the Android ones. The apps that I’ve picked are that of Flickr, 500px, Behance and Tumblr. All these 4 apps are used by photography/Design enthusiast who wants to showcase their work online. 

Adding to this, The study also draws conclusions upon each of those individual App’s usability which highlights the best practices in terms of app creation itself.

The seminar will include brief explanations about the UI elements and detailed lecture on the VIMM model and how I put it to use for this particular study. The lecture will then move on to present the results of the study and conclude by showcasing the best UI/UX element from all the four apps. This will give an insight into a foolproof way of app creation for the CMD students which I’m sure would get them interested.

Research Question – Vidhyalakshmi Vijaykumar

Name: Vidhyalakshmi Vijaykumar

Studentnumber: 1712142

Specialization: Visual Design

Teacher: Annemieke Pesch

Format: Mini-lecture

Research Question:  What is the difference in the UI and UX of the selected android and ios applications based on the VIMM model. 

Sub Questions: 

-What are the various design rules that are set by android and Ios

-How is the VIMM model appropriate for measuring the User Experience

-How does the difference in the UI and UX affect a user


Having previously analyzed four websites and ios mobile apps on the UI and UX aspects in my previous year of study, I thought to look into the android interface would give a broader perspective to my research. Looking into the UI and UX aspects especially based on the VIMM model makes it even more interesting as I would be observing actual participants in the research and getting results out off. This validates my research even more and it would make my findings even more professional.

Since this study focusses on a seminar pattern, I also think it would be informative for my peers to know about the VIMM model which I think is imperative for students who are into web design and the like.

The apps that I would be looking into are that off Flickr, Behance, Tumblr and 500px.


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