Skyrim UI

Made with Photoshop and InVision

Skyrim is one of my favorite games, but its menus make the game almost unbearable. They're simple and utilize a nice black and white contrast, but for a game as extensive as itself, its original user interface does not cut it.

I decided to redesign the menu layout with a few key factors in mind: it had to be simple, but detailed, items had to be categorized, and there needed to be some sort of color added to the overall design.

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The original UI of Skyrim

For my design process, I created a basic flowchart detailing how I wanted the new menus to flow with one another, maximizing efficiency.

 

I then created color palettes based on screenshots from the game

UI Flowchart.png
Color Palette v01
Color Palette v01

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Color Palette v03
Color Palette v03

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Color Palette v02
Color Palette v02

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Color Palette v01
Color Palette v01

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After creating the general workflow and design aspects for my UI redesign, I began testing layouts and functionality.

My main goal was to create a menu that gave greater context to inventory items and included an easier way to scroll through each item, which I tested out through a vertically oriented design that utilized scrolling and a horizontal design that used page functionality.

Inventory Texture v03
Inventory Texture v03

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Inventory Texture v02
Inventory Texture v02

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Inventory Texture v01
Inventory Texture v01

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Inventory Texture v03
Inventory Texture v03

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After testing the designs with peers, I created the fully functional UI design below.