I really liked the revive monsters, so I took heavy inspiration from them. I did try to design other things but kept gravitating back (I have a page of sketches somewhere of different versions). In the end, though, the functionality of our avatars are a little different. In my defense, the form developed from this (really early) sketch:
Where the original purpose was just a battery/signal indicator.
I would love to explore sound, but I don't have time for that at the moment. There's tons of things I would like to do, but because the project is due in a month, I can't.
cg: Yes, I'm planning on selecting the few concepts that spoke more to the aesthetic of the UI and refining that further. I guess there's just something inside everyone that wants to design future sleek sexy stuff.
I've never gotten into the habit of doing lifestyle image boards... I should probably look into that.
There's a big update coming up soon... I'm getting close with finalizing the UI.