The Particles

The challenge

The Particles is the definitive interactive guide to particle physics and the "theory of almost everything".

My client wanted a creative and playful app that would allow science students and interested parties to discover all about Particles in an engaging way.

Client: The Science Photo Library

My roles

  • User Experience Architect
  • Art Director

The process

The Particles process
Watch slideshow: Process collateral.

I went through quite a few concepts before I was happy with the interface design on this one. 

Here you can see early sketches, gestures and logo design, site maps and early some ideas concepts that made it – and some that didn’t.

The solution

The Particles is a visual exploration of subatomic particles designed for use on iPad, iPhone and Microsoft Surface devices.

Key deliverables 

  • Logo & ID design
  • iPad app
  • Window 8 App
  • iPhone teaser


A playful yet intuitive interface mimics particle collisions in an accelerator and guides users through a learning experience filled with detailed information, history, images and data.

High resolution photographs
Descriptive video
Detailed data tables
Content Search
Cross references simplifying research and reference

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Watch video: The Particles design


A quick look at the working app showcasing core interface features and animation.


With an average rating of 4.5 stars on the app store this has been a very popular download over the last year pleasing students and professors alike.

Download the iPad app here.

Download the Microsoft Surface app here.

Please contact me if you would like to know any more about this (or any other) project.