Design Critique: Snapchat (iOS)

Snapchat is a free multimedia messaging application available for both iOS and Android phones. It allows users to send pictures, videos, or messages that are only viewable for a short period of time, either through direct messaging to individuals or user created groups or by creating a “story” that is visible to anyone on your list of contacts for up to 24 hours of posting.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: streeteasy.com (website / iPhone app)

 

Introduction

For a fresh New Yorker, the first goal to achieve might be looking for an  apartment. Streeteasy.com is a marketplace provider in New York City, which links buyers, sellers and renters with access to comprehensive sales and rental listings, and information about all buildings and neighborhoods. The following critique is based on intensive usage over a time period of two weeks, with three attributes covered from consistency, feedback to constraints.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: The Operation System of my Desktop Display Screen (electronic device)

The operation systems are very common and deeply influence our daily life. As we known, computer operation systems like Microsoft PC, Apple Mac; the mobile phone like iPhone and Google phone; even recorders, radios, watches have their own operation system. Good operation system will largely enhance our working efficiency. But bad operation systems will make us crazy.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: NYC Ferry Mobile App

The NYC Ferry mobile app provides riders a “green”, on-the-go, alternative to purchasing and activating e-tickets and passes. The mobile app also provides maps and schedules, as well as real-time notifications and service alerts. Users have options to purchase a one-way with or without a bike, or a 30-day pass with or without a bike, which are valid up to one year from the time of purchase.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Appy Couple Mobile App (IOS)

Appy Couple is a wedding organization and notification app for hosts and their guests. It allows for live updates and has interactive features like a guest book, photo sharing, travel options and planning, guest lists & rsvp as well as event scheduling. Wedding invites have evolved from snail mail to E-vites and entire digital platforms like Zola, Appy Couple or The Knot’s Wedding Planner.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Dark Sky (iPhone app)

Dark Sky’s initial view upon opening the app. Note: the author has blurred the address at the top to protect his privacy

 

Dark Sky is a hyperlocal weather application for mobile devices, notable for its accurate predictions of upcoming weather at your exact location. Dark Sky also includes a 7-day general forecast and a weather map that scales from global to local, showing radar data over a timescale that varies based on the scale of the map.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Roomi Mobile App

Roomi is a free mobile application that offers a safer and easier way for people to find co-living solutions: apartments/rooms and roommates. Users who have an empty room to rent out or look for a suitable candidate to take over the lease publish their listing information on the market. Home seekers search, connect and apply to move into an ideal place that’s compatible with their budget, lifestyle, or other needs and exceptions.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Shopee (iOS App)

Shopee is the largest online shopping platform in Southeast Asia. In the past three years, Shopee has become Taiwan’s largest online shopping platform, replacing PC Home, the previous largest online shopping website in Taiwan. Shopee provides several services for people to shop easily: People can talk to buyers about the condition of the goods before they shopping, Product rating service can provide other people’s shopping experience to potential customers, and customers are accurately able to grasp the delivery process of the goods and so on.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Groupon mobile app (Android)

Groupon is a convenient and cheap e-market where consumers are able to find thousands of local deals of the day at various discounts. The deals include a great variety of goods, activities and services. For activities and services, customers would purchase the voucher on Groupon app and later redeem these vouchers at the actual vendor. Groupon is also a wonderful promotion platform for local businesses because of their large consumer base.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Shopbop online shopping App (IOS application)

Shopbop is a US online fashion apparel and accessories shop opened in 1999. It is positioned in a high-end users’ market and also very popular especially in women’ business. Shopbop has been a subsidiary of Amazon.com since 2006. That means it allows prime users to enjoy the free shipping and returning service. Thus, the market based on mobile is no time to delay.… Continue Reading »