UNDERSTANDING THE USER & CREATING EMPATHY
ORGANIZING THE STRUCTURE OF CONTENT & FEATURES
I decided that each of the core functions would be it’s own section of the app and that all of the schedule views (grid, list, and personal) would be different views of one screen so that users could toggle between then easily. All other areas were much simpler.
COMPOSING SOLUTIONS THAT DELIGHT THE USER
One of the most interesting discoveries with this particular app was deciding when the daily schedule began and ended. Had I not done the user research at the onset of the project, I might have had each calendar day end at midnight. However, this is Las Vegas so the day usually ends much later and even the hours after midnight are often not considered the next day. Making people search for Friday night’s events under Saturday would cause confusion. I had to account for this by having the day “end” when all the evening’s event had concluded rather than at midnight.
BRINGING THE DESIGNS TO LIFE
User Interface Designs
WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD
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