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You’ve decided to go down the rabbit hole!  So here’s my final year research blog. 

This is my final year research blog for my major project @ixdbelfast and you can also view my Tumblr for all my inspiration.

Additional User Flow

Additional User Flow Tuesday 12th March 2019 One of the things that I didn't address last semester that I said I would create this semester was an additional user flow. As the app stood it only had the flow of a generic user or viewer, but it lacked the flow for a...

User Test – Quick Appeal

User Test - Quick Appeal  Saturday 22nd December 2018 I asked the user to “Find and click through the Quick Appeal video for the charity Hope 365”. The test was set up on a computer with a prototype on the screen the same as it would be on a standard mobile phone. You...

High Fidelity Mockups

High Fidelity Mockups Friday 21st December 2018 Here are the high fidelity versions of the wireframes I designed. I decided to keep with the brand bright pink colour for call to action's and buttons. I also added additional pages to the flow that weren't shown in the...

Final Branding

Final Branding Tuesday 18th December 2018 Based on more further research since my last set of user personas, I have narrowed down the target market and age that I will be gearing the brand towards. I have done 3 user personas, which are loosely based of different...

Low Fidelity Wireframes

Low Fidelity Wireframes Saturday 15th December 2018 After I finished my sketches of the app (can be found in my sketchbooks), I moved on to create some low fidelity wireframes. I used Adobe XD for this as this is the main tool that I will be using for creating the Go...

Account Section

Account SectionFriday 14th December 2018 I have been doing some research and thinking about how I want the account page to look like. I don’t want to it complicated as to confuse the user, but I also don’t want it to be too simple and not capture the information I...

Unsplash Branding

Unsplash Branding Thursday 13th December 2018 Unsplash is a stock photography library for free to use stock photos. They recently underwent a new brand identity that had a more modern and unique take on their existing brand. Here is a look at it below: They took the...

Final User Personas

Final User Personas Thursday 6th December 2018 Based on more further research since my last set of user personas, I have narrowed down the target market and age that I will be gearing the brand towards. I have done 3 user personas, which are loosely based of different...

The Branding So Far

The Branding so Far Wednesday 5th December 2018 I’ve decided to post an update of where I am so far with the branding of Go Give and where I’m wanting to move in the direction of over the coming weeks.  So here is my branding for Go Give, it’s clean, simple and...

Ground Breakers Branding

Ground Breakers Branding Tuesday 4th December 2018 “Food For the Hungry launched their Ground Breakers initiative to fund the entrance and development of communities experiencing extreme poverty and without the access to clean water.” “We started by developing a...

Jordan Branding

Jordan Branding Monday 3rd December 2018 I have been looking at this rebrand for the Jordan Tourism office by Fago Studio. They were asked to create a new rebrand for all the major Jordan tourist spots and make them uniform and consistent with each other. The graphic...

Travamigos Audit

Travamigos Audit Friday 30th November 2018 Whilst looking at similar worldwide community-based apps I came across Travamigos, an app that brings travel lovers together to plan and go on trips. There are some features and flows that I really like about this app so I’m...

Skeleton Screens

Skeleton Screens Thursday 29th November 2018I have been thinking about some extra features I want to build into the design. I read an interesting article on medium recently about the importance of skeleton screens by Bill Chung. So what are skeleton screens? For those...

Tasmania Brand

West Coast of Tasmania Brand Wednesday 21st November 2018 I came across this branding project on Behance and I have to say it is by far my favourite piece of branding I have ever seen, not just for the logo itself but for the way the have communicated the brand whilst...

Gone For Good Audit

Gone For Good Audit Tuesday 20th November 2018 Gone For Good is an app that makes giving away your unwanted items easy and hassle-free! It essentially allows you to find companies that will collect your unwanted items from clothing to appliances. You can also see a...

Worldpackers Audit

Worldpackers Audit Sunday 18th November 2018 Whilst doing some market and feature research I came across the app Worldpackers. This app is such a brilliant idea and a very similar idea to mine, it shows that you don’t need to have money, you can use your skills and...

AppleGive

AppleGive Friday 16th November 2018 There was a project in 2016 on Behance that I can across recently that I think has a very similar goal to Go Give. Apple Give was an idea to make donating frictionless right in your Apple Wallet. Go Give’s objective is also making...

Arise Branding

Arise Branding Thursday 15th November 2018 I came across this brand for Arise, which is a charity that focuses on women in crisis. What struck me most about this brand is the way they have developed their brand to communicate a message. This is something I’d need to...

Gram Branding

Gram Brand Thursday 15th November 2018 This is a case study for an art museum called Gram, and what really interests me about it is they have taken an approach very similar to the city of Melbourne rebrand in terms of variations but consistent theme throughout the...

Melbourne Rebrand

Melbourne Rebrand Tuesday 13th November 2018I am currently in the process of developing my brand identity for Go Give. I’m also looking out for inspiration and things that I really like for the brand. This rebrand for the city of Melbourne is great and I really like...

Hope 365 Interview

Hope 365 Interview Tuesday 13th November 2018 Today I had a chat with Michael Holmes, the Chief Executive of Hope 365. Hope 365 rescues street kids and gives them hope. They have a better way of explaining this than I do on their website: “There are over 1000 boys,...

Early Mockups

Early Mockups Monday 12th November 2018In my article about the quick appeal feature I will be creating for Go Give. I explained what this feature is and why it will be a really useful addition to Go Give. I also showed the wireframes and very early digital mockups. I...

Early Sitemaps

Early Sitemaps & Structure Wednesday 7th November 2018Week 7 has been and gone, which has meant another week of research, sketching and planning. This week we gave a short presentation about where we were at with our final year projects. In my presentation, I touched...

Latest Feature

Quick Appeal Tuesday 6th November 2018 I wanted Go Give to have features that were different from any other competing charity app out there, so I decided to rethink the way we read about campaigns and charities. I created a “Quick Appeal” feature for my app Go Give....

Week 7 Presentation

Week 7 Presentation Saturday 27th October 2018 In week 7 we presented the work we had made so far on our final year project idea. This was what I had put together from the initial research I had carried out beforehand and various inspiration from my Tumblr blog and...

The Results Are In

The Results Are In Wednesday 24th October 2018I have decided to get the results of my survey up on my blog and start acting on the feedback from the 51 people that completed the survey. As I said in another post I used Typeform to build my survey and collect my...

Early User Personas

Early User Personas Monday 15th October 2018Just before I start to collect my results and feedback from my surveys I thought I would make a couple of user personas of who I think the app is for and the types of user that would use it. It will be interesting to see if...

Kickstarter App

Kickstarter App Case Study Monday 15th October 2018 I have decided to look at the Kickstarter mobile app instead of the desktop app. I feel like mobile will be where I will get my prime audience so I will need to find a way of displaying the same information on the...

Go Fund Me

Go Fund Me Case Study Monday 15th October 2018 Go Fund Me was another company that I have been looking into for ideas and trying to deconstruct the features it offers. Go Fund Me is another charity/giving platform that allows you to post your cause that you want...

Just Giving

Just Giving Case Study Monday 15th October 2018 I have decided to do a case study on Just Giving which is a charity platform where you can donate money to causes of your choice. I will be looking at it from a research point of view finding out what I need to do to...

Survey Creation

Creating the Survey Tuesday 9th October 2018 I started my research by uploading a quick survey just to gather some rough data that I could use to better refine my target audience and what they would want from the app. I used Typeform to create my survey which had its...

The Idea

The Idea  Tuesday 9th October 2018 Here is my initial idea for my final project.  This is very much just the bare bones but will continue to work on it more off screen and carry out more research. Go Give ———————- Overview Most charity websites out there seem to be...

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