Last Updated on February 10, 2014 by Tim
Peek is more than a calendar, it’s designed to be more human, not designed to be just visually appealing (which it is) rather driven with a people first philosophy. From the team at Square Mountains, a new calendar app that aims to bring value to people’s lives—a glanceable and intuitive calendar for the iPhone that is fluid and fast providing a glimpse at your daily schedule without the additional other data or details.
Not intended for the power users, the San Francisco and Tallinn based team (Velvet Creative Alliance) isn’t looking to overwhelm you with tools for the calendar, rather their approach is for a more general audience that needs a simple calendar experience on the go. The Peek website describes the experience “that is more aligned with what we need and want on the go instead of our needs and wants being dictated by technology. The design is guided by four core values. These values are derived from the demands and aspirations of the user and are used to define the Peek calendar experience.”
An example of how Peek cuts the amount of content in our view is by hiding address details behind event headings. Only available when you may need it. Thus allowing for a glimpse overview and accessibility only when it may be needed. The application also adds a bit more fun to the usual mundane calendar entry experience by experimenting with new behavior techniques. With a balance of friendly color schemes and interesting selection gestures the application feels more natural.
After asking themselves “What do people really value when it comes to managing time on the go?” The resolution became what is known today as Peek a new way to manage events using a human mental model that Square Mountains hopes you’ll find to be a more unified experience that is focused and simpler yet elegant and useful.