Image credit – Jason Yuan

When Apple Music was first launched, it didn’t exactly sport the best user interface. It was admittedly rather confusing for users to try and navigate the app to find the songs they wanted, songs saved offline, as well as accessing some playback controls. Apple made some changes and improvements with iOS 10, but we reckon it could still be improved upon.

This is where designer Jason Yuan comes in. Yuan had recently applied for an internship position in Apple but was ultimately rejected. The role he applied for was for a graphic design internship at Apple Music, and it seems that despite being rejected his passion for design continues as he has since published his own concept on the changes he would make to Apple Music.

According to Yuan, “At first, I was frustrated — Northwestern University doesn’t offer any sort of undergraduate graphic design program, so whatever growth they were looking for would have to be self taught…but as soon as I came to this realization, I became inspired to embark on what became a three-month long journey to the holy grail — the iOS app that Apple Music deserves.”

Now what you see above is Yuan’s take on Apple Music. On the surface it still looks and feels like the Apple Music we know, but there are some subtle differences that Yuan says will help the overall user experience. Whether or not you agree is subjective, but we have to wonder with the attention Yuan is getting, will Apple have a change of heart and give him the internship?

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