It’s my very last quarter at SCCA, and that’s a pretty crazy thing to think about. I can’t believe how far we’ve all come, and I can’t believe it happened so fast. We’re already two weeks into the quarter, which means I only have 45 more days of class with my wonderful classmates that have become like family. *Tear* It’s going to be weird when I no longer get to hang out with my favorite people every day.
That being said, there’s still work to be done! Like my special topics project-the Team Cowboy app redesign. What’s Team Cowboy you ask? Team Cowboy is an existing website, mobile site, and app for Apple, Windows, and Android phones that helps coordinate and organize recreational sports teams. I personally use this website with all of my soccer teams and was interested in working on an app that I felt would actually be of help to real people.
I’ve done a lot of research so far to prepare me to tackle the redesign of the app. The research includes: an online survey, personal interviews with 2 people, email interviews with 2 people, an analysis of the features of the current website, mobile website, and app, and research on other existing competitor apps.
Here’s my current website/app audit:
Here’s some competitor research on the top 3 competitors:
And here’s the user personas I created based off of the survey info and interviews I conducted:
Next steps are to finish the Customer Journey Map that I’ve started working on, finish the paper wireframes that I’m working on and test those to see where the holes are. Once I’ve tested them, I will create digital wireframes and do a simple prototype in Invision. Next steps are testing prototype, iterating, and then starting the branding so that I can skin the app and make a complex prototype. A real client project has me a little behind schedule (already, I know…) but I’m hoping to make a lot of progress this weekend and this coming week.