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A Book Club mobile app

Designed during a 10-week course at General Assembly.

Alex Zlatkus
Dec 15, 2019 · 7 min read

Inspiration 💡

Research 🔍

User Interviews

Surveys

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MVP scope included these 6 genres.

Competitive Research

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Yes, I use a lot of emojis; but, emojis efficiently capture your emotional state. I can look at these annotations at any time and remember how I felt.
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Synthesizing Research (finalizing user goals)📂

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Real users call for real personas that look like real people :)

Finalizing Problem Statement 🤝

I suspect the problem is adult readers don’t participate in book clubs because they cannot easily find and contribute to a club that they feel is worth their time.

Feature Prioritization 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣

Innovation is saying “no” to 1,000 things.

- Steve Jobs

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Lo-Fi Protoyping + Usability Testing 🖊

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Didn’t have a large table for the photo so my apartment floor was the only option :)
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Amazing how much feedback you can get with so little 💪

Usability testing takeaways

Focus on next interaction

Wireframing 🖌

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Just a few components at this moment, as I do not want the components to dictate my design decisions.

Usability testing takeaways

Focus on next interaction

Hi-Fi Protoyping 💻

Usability testing takeaways

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Giving the user 3 actionable next steps here.

Final Product 🙌

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Obviously this is was built out a lot more since the wireframing stage, allowing me to make quicker, more consistent modifications.

If I had more time ⏰

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Figma’s Smart Animate functionality is still a little clunky…

Honorable mentions🎙

Alex Zlatkus Design

Addition work can be found @ alexzlatkus.com

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