GradeSlide requires an iOS app icon that visually describes the app's functionality. The "Slide" portion of the app's name is referencing the core user interface:
The user will add each course, coursework requirements for each course, and subsequently add their first few grades as they receive them. Each course is represented by a colour-coded square on the "Summary" tab on top of a background that is also vertically divided into sections based on "A, B, C, D, E." The square's colour represents their current grade and the coloured section in the background represents the desired final grade (target grade if you will). The user can then slide the squares up and down to set a new target grade. Once they release the drag/slide motion, the predictive analytics tool will initiate and present a screen with various possibilities.
I have received a few inquiries regarding how the sliders will look/function. Please refer to the attached file for a very rough sketch to emphasize the functionality, however please keep in mind that this should be used as a guide to understanding the core UI. Additionally, I have included a recent response to a designer's question below:
"I guess you could think of the slider interaction as half educational productivity/half entertainment. The user drags a slider vertically/horizontally to a different section to set the desired grade. The colour represented inside the square outline represents that particular course's current grade. The summary tab basically offers a quick visual overview as well as the ability to modify the prediction settings.
In a future release, the user will be able to swap out those basic square "sliders" for hundreds of different customizable sliders. For example, a user could select a set of colour-adaptive gummy bears for each of the course sliders."
Please do not use the letters "A,B,C,D,E" within the design.
Designs that utilize a single background colour and a mascot/symbol would be greatly appreciated.