Personal Finance App – Midterm Proposal

Idea
A simple personal finance mobile app. The user should be able to see earnings and spendings.

Data
Ideally the app should connect to the user bank API. For midterm, though, I will use a static file with my own bank history.

Interaction
There won’t be any user interaction to categorize or input data. The idea is that it should be done automatically by the app — I might work on it in the next stage of the project.
The user interaction will be used for navigation only — detailing, zooming into categories, scrolling through history etc.

Visualization
I want to make this app look as less as possible like a data visualization. Though dataviz has been claimed to be a tool to engage people with data, I think that the mainstream aesthetics in the field has done the exact opposite. Over-detailed, technical-looking and complex visualizations have made data less accessible to most people.
These are some sketches for a still very rough idea of what I have in mind.
sketch_01

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