THE BRIEF

THE BRIEF

Beer drinkers want to browse for various beers to taste. Develop an app to satisfy their needs.

This was a one week long project involving four programmers and three designers. This project had a rapid turn-around and involved working with developers that wanted to please beyond their scope. It’s important to understand the scope of the project from the ability of the staff producing it: that is the edge of the designer’s page. Discovery of their limitations is essential. 

 

We worked in a group, and I was directly responsible for:

  • user journey

  • user stories

  • initial sketches

  • home screen

  • mock ups

 

We used Sketch, Photoshop and Balsamiq to generate our deliverables.  

USER JOURNEY

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Watson Minutes - IBM | GA Hackathon

IBM and General Assembly sposnored a hackathon competition. I was part of the Watson Minutes team that won in Austin. We went on to compete and win nationally at IMB's Connect 2017 Conference. Read more about that here.

The Beer Traveler

Beer drinkers are looking to find more information on the beers they drink.

Philanthropeas

Charities need to connect with people that give. See our solution to the problem. 

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STYLE GUIDE

We decided on a verdant color scheme of greens and blues to best match the .

  • All Droid Sans --  H3 PT Sans

  • Complement each other visually

  • Wide sans-serifs aids legibility

  • Guides the user between sections

In order to remember the engineering team, I quickly sketched each of them in our first meeting.

COMPETITIVE RESEARCH

In order to get insight on how others have approached the problem, we took a look at two different sites: Volunteermatch.org and Stuff the Bus citing their clearest strengths and weaknesses.

Volunteermatch.org

 

STRENGTHS

  • Quick on boarding process

  • Main page packed with 'most used' items

  • Calendar 

  • Top causes with cites

 

WEAKNESSES      

  • Poor filtering on searches for disabilities       

Stuff the Bus

 

STRENGTHS

  • Clear do’s and do not's of giving food

  • Short Video walk-through of giving process

  • Fully responsive page

 

WEAKNESSES

  • Single axis of giving - Whole Foods

  • Web page a blob of text - no visual hierarchy

ME

USER JOURNEY

We used the interview data to give us insights into what a journey with pain and pleasure points might look like for an app user. This is a sketch we produced of a user's journey with emotions mapped in green. This exercise assisted us with mapping out the user flow in our app. While it extended past a MVP for a short project such as this one, it also illuminated a need of assisting with impaired driving.