Design Critique: “Ringly” (Device and App)

Ringly is a smart ring created with the purpose of helping women lead a healthier and more balanced lifestyle, combining innovative technology with well crafted jewelry. The device consists on a ring with a sensor that is paired with the Ringly app on the user’s phone, allowing the notification of mobile alerts without the need to look at the phone as well as tracking the user’s physical activity throughout the day.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Blizzard Entertainment (Portal Website)

Design Critique: Blizzard Entertainment (Portal Website)

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Introduction

This website is the homepage for the entertainment company Blizzard. This website is mainly to generally introduce their products, exhibit what they already have, arouse people’s interest to take their products. And leave an entrance for their users to sign up or log in an account. What’s more, it also contains the careers link as other enterprise homepage during, to share their requirements.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: OpenTable (Mobile App)

Founded in 1998, OpenTable is a web service that allows users to book restaurant reservations online. Through their website and mobile app, users can view restaurant menus, reviews, photos and earn reward points through using the platform to make reservations. Based in San Francisco, this free service has expanded to include restaurants throughout the United States and now offers its services globally in countries such as Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United Kingdom.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Calm (iOS app)

Calm is an app that aims to reduce anxiety and stress through guided meditations, nature sounds, and sleep stories. A wide range of preferences are accommodated: hurried users can quickly launch a 10-minute “Daily Calm,” while users seeking specificity can pursue 30-day programs centered around a particular theme. Named Apple’s 2017 App of the Year on iPhone, a staggering 5-10 million users have downloaded the app.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Wodify (iOS App)

Wodify is a membership management and performance tracking system designed specifically for local CrossFit gyms (aka “boxes”) and its athletes. Apart from providing a comprehensive membership database, Wodify also allows owners of the gym to handle billing and payment, schedule and maintain classes. Athletes, on the other hand, can use its mobile application to check the workout of the day, register for a class, pay for their membership, record their performance and nutrition and compete with other athletes.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Samsung Smart TV Web Browser

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Introduction

The Samsung Smart TV is a television set that is intended to go beyond the conventional TV. It allows for video and music streaming, app based games, and also web browsing. This Critique will focus on the function of the Samsung Smart TV’s web browser app that allows users to connect to and browse the internet.… Continue Reading »