I am creating a app that will run on an iPhone attached to the handlebars of a Motorcycle/Bicycle. Its an MP3 player designed to be simple, but complete, and with LARGE buttons that can be easily seen without taking your eyes off the road, AND can be manipulated with fat-fingers (ie. large easy to hit targets).
I want to have TWO color palettes… each selectable by the user via a on-screen button. One palette would be for easy viewing during the DAY, the other would be a darker, less distracting display for night-time riding.
Does anyone know of any guides to help determine the best types of colors to use?
here is a prototype of the “daytime” skin I have so far… the button in the upper right would switch from Day to Night mode (and for those wondering… no… Apples new “nighttime” whatever mode is not appropriate for this), the “nighttime” colors would be darker, and the labels whiter (almost an inverse of this image)