Personal Finance App – Midterm Proposal

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

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

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.

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.


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