Authors: Emily Campbell, Cheyenne Ismailciuc, Brenda Penn, Natra Zeryihun
Emily Campbell, Cheyenne Ismailciuc, Brenda Penn, Natra Zeryihun
Area of Focus
As a part of our Usability and User Research class at UW in the MHCI+D program, our team was tasked to select a smartphone application addressing an aspect of personal life that creates a poor user experience. To start, we looked at existing apps. One app we reviewed was a migraine tracking application that records a user’s migraines over a period of time. From our conversation, we found the app to be beneficial as it monitors inputted data, provides insights of potential causes, and allows for the information to be shared directly with the user’s doctor or physician. Although, in these benefits, we found usability and accessibility flaws, which prevents users from maximizing their potential benefit from the application. From this activity, the life aspect we decided to focus on was health support. …
Tired of running to multiple grocery stores to find the best deals? Or the best quality groceries? Let’s shop together. Blend takes the thinking out of shopping.
Blend is an app that reduces the hassle consumers face when grocery shopping by helping them find the best price or highest quality groceries near them, uploaded and ranked by consumers just like them.
Brenda Penn, Veronica Wojnas, Wenjia Zhao
Area of Focus
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Grocery Shopping Experience
The first week of the MHCI+D program at UW starts with an Immersion Studio. We were asked to explore an application that incorporates computer-supported cooperative work, CSCW. CSCW addresses how technology can be used to aid and facilitate collaborative activities. For our topic, we focused on the grocery shopping experience. …