LEGO: Movie Maker App
UI/UX Mobile App Design | LEGO
LEGO Movie Maker is a movie making app for builders of all ages to record, make, and share their own LEGO adventures through stop-motion video.
In 2015, I was brought on this project as a UI/UX designer to integrate new experience features and create new title cards, interstitial cards, and stickers themed after the LEGO Ninjago series and The LEGO Movie. After getting briefed on the project, I knew I had to quickly immerse myself in the LEGO world. I spent weekends watching seasons of the LEGO Ninjago series along with The Lego Movie to fully understand what I was designing and who I was designing for. I ended up designing and illustrating 70+ stickers and 30+ title/interstitial cards for the app.
For the UX work I did, I designed features such as designing easy to understand affordances, streamlining the movie making process, integrating “Add from Camera” and “Add from Album” paths, and a “Snap (fingers) to capture” feature in creating a stop-motion video.
Putting myself in the LEGO world by watching all the LEGO movies and shows I was designing for not only allowed me to leverage empathy in my design, but also allowed this project to be one of my favorite apps I’ve ever worked on. Being able to design something that is used by adults, but also children as well was a challenge to create something feature packed without watering it down while still being intuitive and easy to understand.
2015 updates only
Design Lead (UI/UX): Phillip Nguyen
Development: Scott Bates & Spencer Williams
Photography: David Ewald
Note: LEGO Movie Maker App was supported up until the release of iOS 10, and is no longer available in the App Store.