Apple Music
Desktop experience concept

  • Client
  • Category
  • Tools
  • Year
  • Personal
  • UI/UX Design
  • Sketch, After Effects
  • 2016
  • Client
  • Personal
  • Category
  • UI/UX Design
  • Tools
  • Sketch, After Effects
  • Year
  • 2016

Problem

The music experience between MacOS and iOS is inconsistent as they use two separate applications (iTunes and Apple Music). The iTunes experience is outdated and lacks in social features that other music streaming services provide.

Outcome

Replace iTunes with an Apple Music desktop experience. Introduce a fresh design which lends styles from the mobile version of the app. Implement new features and interactions to create a refined music experience for Apples computer users.

New Layout and Features

The concept includes dedicated space for the playbar making room for clear navigation at the top of the app. New integrated social features allows users to share their favourite music with friends.

Apple Music - Library Apple Music - Library Expanded Apple Music - Discover

Album Interaction

Album covers can be interacted with the user during the hover state adding a small yet refined level of detail to the experience.

Mini Player

Both versions of the iTunes mini players have been redesigned to follow the refreshed design style. The mini player also includes some subtle animation effects.

Apple Music - Mini Player