Design Critique: Relay Delivery App (rider side)

relay app logo

Relay is an independent courier company who contracts directly with restaurants, liquor stores, among others. They manage all the delivery system for the restaurant through an app, and having the riders available all over the areas of operation. Thus, the riders can pick up the food and delivery it as soon as possible. Relay operates …

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Design Critique: Rover (iOS App)

Rover is an iOS app that allows users to find trusted caretakers for their pets. The services include doggy daycare, dog walking, drop-in checks, and pet sitting. The primary core functions of the app are its use as a messaging platform between customers and sitters and its booking capabilities.  Overview While Rover is not the …

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Design Critique: Kayak (Android App)

A flightpath drawn over a hazy landscape implies travel enabled by the kayak app.

The Kayak Android mobile app provides an easy way to find flights, hotel stays, and rental car services. Kayak excels at creating a clear conceptual model of how to set up and run a search, but not of the entire scope of the app’s features. A streamlined interface may also be a trade-off for invitations to human error. It is interesting to note that Kayak was one of the earliest exemplars of creating more usable graphical interfaces for travel booking, but now may be extending its feature list too far.

Design Critique: Notion (desktop software)

Mockup of the notion login page

Notion is a productivity software, used primarily for project management and taking notes. It is an excellent tool for working in teams since the users can organize all of their information and projects in just one platform. It can be used by companies, students, or individuals who need a more efficient way to work. In …

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Assistive Technology: Seeing AI (iOS app)

Seeing AI is an app developed by Microsoft to utilize AI for accessibility. The app features various modes to assist blind people such as barcode scanners, document readers, and experimental AI modes such as person recognition. “Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision …

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Design Critique: BNZ (iPhone App)

For over 150 years, Bank of New Zealand has served its customers wide variety of financial needs. In the modern age, this includes being able to available to customers as a digital/mobile experience. The app, available on the iPhone and currently in version 15.1.0, is the focus of this critique. The following assumes that user …

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Design Critique: Tinder (iPhone App)

Tinder is a popular dating app used for meeting new people, casual hookups, or finding your soulmate. Tinder revolutionized the online dating industry and introduced the notorious phrase, “Swipe Right” as a means of showing interest in other’s dating profiles. The popular dating app is available as both a mobile app and desktop application.  Note: …

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Design Critique: Kindle (iOS App)

Kindle app is a software that lets you download and purchase ebooks from Amazon Kindle Books, to read on most devices, such as Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. It is extremely convenient for avid readers that wish to have unlimited books all stored in one device in which they can carry it around anywhere and …

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Design Critique: ClassUp (iOS App)

ClassUp is a scheduling application that helps students to organize their courses, manage activities, and communicate with classmates. ClassUp assists students in creating and designing a clear schedule with more freedom, making it a powerful tool for students to have personalized and aesthetic class schedules.

Assistive Technology: Liftware Steady

Liftware Steady is an electronic stabilizing handle with a selection of attachments that include a soup spoon, everyday spoon, fork, and spork. Liftware Steady is designed to help people suffering from hand tremors, which may be related to Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, eat more easily. The stabilizing handle contains sensors that detect hand motion and a small onboard computer that distinguishes unwanted tremor from the intended movement of the hand. To stabilize the utensil, the computer directs two motors in the handle to move the utensil attachment in the opposite direction of any detected tremor.