Design Critique: Airbnb (iOS app)

Founded in 2008, Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables both travelers to discover places to stay and hosts to list their space for extra money. Aiming to create a world where people belong anywhere, Airbnb now covers more than 100,000 cities and 220 countries worldwide. Log in or Sign Up Unlike most apps where …

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Design Critique: Coursera (Web Version)

Among all of the online education website, I’ve tried several and even they’re focus on different trajectory, the one that hooks me and motivate me to complete is Coursera which delivering a very “flow” experience. User-centered design employs empathy and in turn increases satisfaction of the end-users. This design critique will be using Norman theories from “The Design of Everyday Things” to analyze the good and bad designs Coursera utilizes.

Design Critique: Google Maps (iOS)

Google Maps is a map-based service that helps users to navigate to a destination and discover places on the map. Since Google Maps is one of the most broadly used apps in the world and have many features, this article addresses the usability issues of three main features of Google Maps (Landing Page, Searching & …

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Design Critique: Facebook Marketplace (iOS App)

Facebook Marketplace is a section on the Facebook app whose mission is to provide users a platform to arrange to buy, sell and trade items with other people in their area. The transactions and interactions are purely user-to-user. Facebook isn’t responsible for facilitating or managing transactions. This blog post will focus on two modes of …

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Design Critique: Super Mario Run (iPhone App)

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Super Mario Run is a mobile video game released by Nintendo in 2016. In this game, you control the main character, Mario, by tapping the screen to jump as he runs through various courses. Being Nintendo’s first venture on iOS, this platform game has received a lot of critical feedback since its launch.

Design Critique: SHEIN (IOS App)

SHEIN is a cross-border e-commerce platform mainly aimed at young women aged 15-30 and provides attractive products at a reasonable price. Including clothing, accessories, etc. This design critique focuses on the IOS version of SHEIN. I evaluated some features of this version through a cognitive walkthrough. My task is to buy a pair of pants. …

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Design Critique: Airbnb (website)

Airbnb is a digital marketplace for property rentals that disrupted the travel and tourism industries after it emerged on the scene in 2008. Known for its sleek branding and design, Airbnb allows property owners to host visitors while simultaneously opening up a whole world of new experiences (not exclusive to accommodations) for travelers.  1. Initial …

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Design Critique: Apple Wallet (iOS App)

What is Apple Wallet? Apple Wallet is a build-in app on iPhone that help user organizes their credit and debit cards, transportation passes and tickets, identity cards, keys, rewards cards all in one place, and use them conveniently in daily life. In this article, I am going to use the design concepts proposed by Norman …

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