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.

Skeleton Screens

Skeleton Screens Thursday 29th November 2018 I 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...

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...

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...

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....

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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