Design Critique: Starbucks (iOS app)

Starbucks is the world’s largest multinational chain of coffee shops. Starbuck’s iOS mobile application features mainly include allowing users to find stores, redeem offers and order. Homepage First glance upon the Homepage, there aren’t any striking problems. The discoverability of the app is great. It is easy to locate a user’s desired action as most …

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Design Critique: Zoom Handy Recorder (iOS)

The Zoom Handy Recorder app is designed to facilitate audio field recording on iPhones and iPads. It supports recording via an internal iPhone/iPad mic, or via an external microphone, which can be purchased separately as an upgrade to provide greater fidelity and/or stereo recording. Field recorders focus on utility; field recorders must work quickly and …

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Design Critique: Tasty (iOS app)

Introduction  Tasty, a popular recipe app, provides its users with thousands of food videos and recipes that render cooking and baking as fun, simple, and easy activities. This design critique will focus on Tasty’s user experience for iOS devices.  Discover When users open their Tasty app, they are directed to the discover page. Through clear …

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Design Critique: MTA LIRR TRAINTIME (iOS app)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is North America’s largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.3 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area fanning out from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. In 2020, MTA updated their Train Time App of both LIRR(Long Island Railroad)  and MNR(Metro-North Railroad) to improve their …

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Design Critique: Kaave (iOS app)

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Kaave is a fortune telling app based in Turkey that works by reading Turkish coffee cups – which is usually done to spark conversation and gossip. This article will evaluate the IOS version of the Kaave app, based on the usability principles discussed by Donald Norman, in his book: The Design of Everyday Things.

Evaluation Story: Mural Map of Canada

The Project This semester, our team executed a remote moderated user testing study to evaluate any obstacles and design challenges confronting mobile users of Mural Routes’ Mural Map of Canada. In all, our study involved six participants who were new to Mural Routes, to best understand the site from the perspective of novice users.  Duration …

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Evaluation Story: Cooper Hewitt Collection API

CLIENTS:Cooper Hewitt Museum TEAM MEMBERS:Aimee ShiAlyssa BindaChelsea YipFariah Qasim PROFESSOR: Elena Villaespesa ABOUT THE PROJECTCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is a design museum that has been bringing the innovative and experimental technology into museum’s collections, knowledge, and resources. Recently Cooper Hewitt aims to renovate their public application programming interface (API) section on their official website. …

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