This project was done for CSCI 3002, Human Centered Computing Design & Development. My team and I created this interface for an application designed for collectors and hobbyists to store and manage their collections. My main role was visual design and user testing.
Human Centered Computing Design & Development/ June 2017
When ideating our project, my team was inspired by the community of collectors of all types, and wanted to provide them with a way to manage their different collections. Initially, we were inspired by websites such as GoodReads, and VGCollect, apps that help readers and gamers store their collections, respectively. We also looked into more broad collection management sites, like Pinterest. We found two areas in these existing collection sites we thought could use improvement:
Collection Creation Before:
Collection Creation After:
Working with a team on this project was a valuable experience. I found that after each user test and design iteration we all brought different insights to the table and were able to improve our design feeding off of each others’ ideas. In another way, it was challenging to take our mockups and be the sole person responsible for turning them into visual design. This could most definitely use a UI refresh, and I should have looked into more UI trends to give this a less dated feel to it.