Design Critique: Shopbop online shopping App (IOS application)

Shopbop is a US online fashion apparel and accessories shop opened in 1999. It is positioned in a high-end users’ market and also very popular especially in women’ business. Shopbop has been a subsidiary of Amazon.com since 2006. That means it allows prime users to enjoy the free shipping and returning service. Thus, the market based on mobile is no time to delay.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Ticketmaster & Telecharge Seating Charts.

W.T. Dennis

LIS 644: Usability, Theory and Practice

 

(Radio City Music Hall: Zoom-in for more detailed ticket listings for larger venues)

 

 I. Ticketmaster.com

Ticketmaster.com is a convenient and expedient resource used for buying tickets for a concert or event. This resource allows its user the gratification of choosing precisely which seat they want from a list of available ones.… 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: Spotify (iOS App)

Discovering music has never been easier now that people can carry millions of songs in their pockets using apps like Spotify, a digital streaming service that allows users to search, discover and play songs. Although Spotify’s iOS app can be used effectively, it has room to improve its usability and discoverability.

 

Song-Specific Menus

Spotify’s song-specific menus give users good discoverability through mapping and effective feedback.… Continue Reading »

Design Critique: Medium (IOS App)

 

Medium (ios app)

Medium is an online publishing platform launched in August 2012, having a mass of amateur and professional people and publications writing blog posts on it. The clean design quickly differentiates it from other publishing platforms and aggregates many professionals. This article is going to assess the design of medium IOS app using Don Norman’s concepts and principles in his book: The Design of Everyday Things.… Continue Reading »