September - December 2022
Solo student project for Digital Product Design Class - MS Information Experience Design - Pratt Institute
For the Digital Product Design Course in our MS Information Experience Design program at Pratt Institute, I was tasked with choosing a problem and creating a design solution to solve it.
As the sole designer in the project, I decided to create a mobile app that serves as a job search assistant, and makes job hunting more efficient.
Given the limited time and resources, I created a prototype and conducted usability tests with 3 users before coming to the final design solution.
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Before going into ideation and design exploration, I came up with a set of principles for the app, which later became helpful to decide the product’s features.
This original sitemap visualized my idea for the product’s content structure and user’s in-app navigation.
A wireflow is a combination of wireframes of app screens and a flow chart. The wireflow shows user’s movements in the app and how the screen would look like for them in each step.
Moderated user testing
Living in NYC area
Currently in the job hunting process
Understand the app's features
Ease of use rating
Likely recommend to others
I’m not sure how the job page work and what I can do on that screen.
Do I really need this whole application page?This look like the inside of the job board/job list but organized in a different way
I expect the status bar to look like a progress bar, which lets me know where I am in the process, these look like buttons. I'm confused.
If I had more time and resources to start this project, I would conduct research from the beginning to verify the problem, and have a better understanding of users’ pain points, motivations, behaviors and thought process.
This research finding would be beneficial for the decision making throughout the designing process, hence creating an impactful and effective solution.
Through this project, I have learnt to create a design system for product’s user interface. This helped the design work become more efficient, and brought a consistency to the visual aspect of the product.
In addition, creating a product with a design system mindset allowed me to significantly improve my design thinking by considering different scenarios in which a user interacts with a design element in order to create different states for it.