We designed a new OS for Nokia, rethinking the controls, system layout and colour palette. The loud speaker of the X1 series of low-cost music phones was one of its key features. The design of the music player UI was intended to echo this, celebrating the design of a speaker.
The simple controls were laid out in a way that would help communicate which keys on the hand set controlled each function.
Bright colours and a satisfying volume display reinforced the sense of fun at the heart of the device’s ethos.