I'm a developer (not a designer) working on a drawing app, and I'm a little clueless about ui / ux design. The functionality is there, but something is really wrong with the look of the menu bar. It's hideous. Any thoughts, dear internet?
I think it's intuitive but ugly. How do I fix that?
Update 1: some information about the icons
- the image icon controls adding an image to the screen
- the colors set the drawing color
- the thumbnails lets you switch between 'pages'
- the plus icon adds a page
- the record button controls starting and stopping recording
Update 2: A New User Interface
Some quick other info: I was amazed by the feedback! This in an incredible community. I incorporated as many of the notes from this page as I could. The app lets users make short, instructional videos on their iPad: I've been building it over the past 6 months as I taught myself to code. It was important to me that every change (pen color, line width, eraser, different screen, new screen, record, etc) be just one tap away. Right now, the only thing that fails that test is the 'add an image' button.
What's the verdict on the new look?
The Whiteboard While Not Recording
The Whiteboard While Recording
One Of Many Forms In The App
The Landing Page
What It Looks Like When All Four Thumbnails Are Used