Reunion App Research Plan

My Museums is an iOS application that I designed and prototyped using Adobe Flash after conducting a Case Study. The app would guide visitors through the museum simulating a human tour guide. The app is universal in the sense that can be installed on an iPhone and used in any participating museum by downloading the appropriate data. This was my individual final class project in Designing Graphical User Interfaces at the University of Trento.

The Problem:
Planning a weekend get together with longtime friends who all live indifferent places can be a real pain. We want to design a mobile application that can help coordinate a reunion with a small group of friends.

The Objective:
- Draft a research plan (from concept through release) for how to arrive at the right design solution?

The Constraints:

- Imagine your designer is enthusiastic about research, but your Product Managers and one engineer are openly skeptical.

-Plan the research proposal for three project durations: 2 months, 2 weeks, 2 days.

My Contribution:

  • Conducted background research on the state of the art

  • Created a Stakeholder Analysis

  • Constructed personas and scenarios

  • Designed the application

  • Made a fully functional prototype using Adobe Flash

  • Wrote a design report advocating user needs, justifying the design decisions and requirements (available for download below)

Stakeholder Analysis
Stakeholder Analysis
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Persona example
Persona example
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Scenario Example
Scenario Example
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Requirements Snapshot
Requirements Snapshot
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Concept Design Description 1
Concept Design Description 1
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Concept Design Description 2
Concept Design Description 2
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Concept Design Description 3
Concept Design Description 3
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One of the Initial Mockups
One of the Initial Mockups
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Design Process in Progress
Design Process in Progress
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Guided Tour Storyboard 1
Guided Tour Storyboard 1
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Guided Tour Storyboard 2
Guided Tour Storyboard 2
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Tour Page Design "In Progress"
Tour Page Design "In Progress"
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