The first element that will need to be designed will be the beekeepers app. The main purpose of this app is for either the beekeeper or the students to enter the data they record at the beehives. This will probably be honey yield, hive health and potentially CO2 levels. Therefore the UI design for this app needs to be, like all our other elements, simple to use due to its purpose and target users such as 8-10 year olds.

The next two aspects are the UI layouts for the teachers input and then the responsive simulation. We want to represent features such as hive health in the form of love hearts for example so the kids can easily identify it. For this we had an in-depth discussion with our tutor Keir about what sort of information would be suitable to display which resulted in the creation of these initial sketches. These sketches outline all the aspects we intend to include in both our live data representation and 3D simulation.

App flow sketch