Design Critique: Discord (Web App)

Discord is a communication service which allows users to chat, call, and share files and other media in one hub on the web or their desktop and mobile apps. Users can create or join existing servers, to which they can invite friends and open topic-specific chat threads as well as voice and/or video rooms to …

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Design Critique: Youtube (Website)


At a Glance Youtube is a video sharing and social media platform that has an app (on mobile devices) band is accessible through web browsers. It consists of three types of users: (1) Users who upload videos onto the platform for others to watch (2) Users who watch videos uploaded by other users (3) a …

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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: 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: Venmo (iOS)


What is venmo? Venmo allows you to pay and request money from your friends. At its core, Venmo provides a social way to pay your friends when you owe them money and don’t want to deal with cash.  mY GOAL The goal was to pay $100 to Lillian Yang. I solely focused on the payment …

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Design Critique: FotMob (Android app)

FotMob is a platform that gives football fans real-time scores, live commentary, and detailed stats. The personalized news and notifications make it easy to keep up with their favorite teams and players. The application also gives quick match updates to make sure the fans don’t miss a goal, no matter where they are. This design …

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Design Critique: NPR One (iPhone app)

Introduction NPR One is an audio app that connects users to a stream of public radio news, stories, and podcasts from NPR and local stations. For this critique, I will apply concepts from Don Normans’ The Design of Everyday Things to examine the digital interface of the v1.12.0 version of the NPR One app on …

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Design Critique: Carbon Health App (v. 1.8.76 iOS)

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A “Seamless” of sorts for healthcare, Carbon Health defines itself as a “modern, tech-enabled healthcare provider designed from the ground up to put patient-care first” (Carbon Health website). The company’s B2B2C (Business-to-Business-to-Consumer) business model works by offering technology solution to clinics around the U.S. and ultimately to consumers (patients) to help “deliver a uniquely seamless …

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