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For the final project of my information architecture class, our team had to create an information architecture wireframe for a mobile playlist management app. This was a challenging project because in order to develop an effective design, we had to develop objective reasoning behind our choices. Namely, we had to use a few strategies to set a benchmark for our design: interview our target users and conduct a competitive analysis.

Interviews


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In the Summer of 2014, I received an offer for an internship, but I had practically no idea what the company was all about. After all, I had never even heard of the name CircleUp in my life. The name didn’t help either — CircleUp doesn’t tell me anything about what the company does. However, in the end, it didn’t matter. No matter what the company did, the people who worked there gave me an amazing experience I’ll never forget.

At the time I interned there, CircleUp was a rather small company. I think that I could have counted the…


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HitMeUp is a scheduling app for friends to organize times to meet up and hang out. Users can create events (or even import classes as events from MyTritonLink), add other users as friends, and see what times are available between them.

Hitmeup was developed for my software engineering class. We had to develop an application that university students would find useful, and it was a long journey to get to the final product.

Motivation

Before deciding what project we were going to be doing, there were many candidates we considered. Ideas included gamifying the education process, matching students to tutors, and…

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