I Redesigned Apple Maps and Replicated an Apple Product Launch for it
TL;DR: I took a lot of feedback (a lot from r/apple) and decided to redesign Apple Maps with features many have people have been requesting for years, plus a few that I think might add value. Check out my in-depth [case study blog post](https://medium.com/@aymanjaddaa/i-redesigned-apple-maps-and-replicated-an-apple-product-launch-for-it-468a03f10c92) or visit [aymanjaddaa.com](https://aymanjaddaa.com) to just see the visuals.
Over the past couple of months, I have been working on a project that I am finally ready to show to the world, and I’m really excited about it. I redesigned Apple Maps and came up with 2 potential apps Apple should consider developing – Apple Carrier, and Apple Authenticator. I’m posting this from my official account, I’m more active here on my throwaway account 🙂
For a long time, I’ve wanted to use Apple Maps more (and I’m sure you do too); the apps’ tight integration within the Apple ecosystem is something that I treasure, but I never really saw myself using it too much because using Google Maps was just so much easier, more reliable, and more fully-fledged. Things took a turn when iOS 13 came out this year, and my opinion took a 180° turn. I’ve been using Apple Maps much more often ever since, but I still found that it had a lot of missing features that many other navigation apps had implemented years ago, and I wasn’t alone in this; many other users also help this opinion. I thought to myself: “why not try designing a version of Apple Maps that many users have been asking for?” So I gave it a shot at designing what the future Apple Maps might look like.
The main objectives of this project were to (1) incorporate all the feedback many Apple users (especially in r/apple) had for Apple Maps and come up with a viable solution, (2) showcase my product design skills, and (3) have fun with this process.
Just to point out, this was all done in good faith; massive kudos to the Maps team for all their amazing work. All odds were against them since day 1, but they’re surely getting there. I really hope someone from the team sees my work and sees my ideas.
It was really exciting, eye-opening, and a lot of fun, and I’m so excited to finally have the world see my work. If you know anyone who would be interested in my skill sets, all I ask is if you have enjoyed my work (which I’m confident you will), to please share it with your friends, peers, co-workers, hell, even your dog (just kidding, of course).
Anyways, enough reading. Check out my Apple Maps Redesign case study on Medium by [clicking here.](https://medium.com/@aymanjaddaa/i-redesigned-apple-maps-and-replicated-an-apple-product-launch-for-it-468a03f10c92)
Once you’re done, be sure you take a look at the [Apple Carrier](https://aymanjaddaa.com/work/apple-carrier) MVP app and the [Apple Authenticator](https://aymanjaddaa.com/work/apple-authenticator) app concepts I’ve also been working on. They’re both on my portfolio at [aymanjaddaa.com](https://aymanjaddaa.com)
If you have any feedback, please let me know! I’m always trying to learn and really want to improve my craft.