iteration: https://www.flinto.com/p/6561cdd4 (add script before syncing all the stuff so that users won’t panic
iCalendar iReminder => calendar, reminder
tested Change Button on both left&right
smart suggestions => smart steps
call the user a name “hello, Poner” and can change later after
after finishing all tasks, says “peek at tomorrow”
add button to refresh the pie
change the readability on some of the screens
show the grey out in the pie chart after eliminating one task)
From last week we learned a lot from paper prototyping.
We decided to put the “adding source” feature before the app sync user data. Based on our A-B test, we realize that our users want to see the prioritized result as soon as possible, so we decided to simplify “adding sources” feature to one step. We did another A-B test of working steps in each single task. The thing we learnt is that every user group has a different opinion on this feature. For students, sometimes they are lack of motivation to finish tasks, so they wish to be motivated by steps. But for these professional people, who have better self management skill, they care more about the priority of tasks. So we decided to allow our user to turn on and off this step feature for their own use. Also, only these complex tasks will be broken down into steps. Some users don’t know how to punch phone. Because punch is the core interaction of this app, so we need a clear introduction to tell users how to interact (punch) with this app. Also, when users finish a single task, they want to have feedback from the app to tell them what they have been finished, so they will get more achievement from the task they finished. So we change the chart after user finish tasks. Sound or vibration feedback is very necessary for punch interaction. Because users can’t look at the screen when they punch the phone, so they need some feedback to let them know they are going to next step.
Neko atsume (ねこあつめ) is a virtual backyard for cats to show and play. You buy food and toys to feed and attract them, and they will give you cat money so that you can buy more toys. It is relaxing, and super super cute. Different cats will show up including mysterious cats and you can capture them in the album when they appear.
Their character, animation and sound design are all engaging and relaxing.
Delectable is an app that recognize your wines when you take picture of the label in this app, and you can get reviews, recommendations, other comments about the wine.
I’m amazed by their humongous data base since I’m a sake lover and some of the brands can be less easy to find, however they have the information! And I also tried red wine and white wine – both work. And the response is fast, the information is clearly layout. The color palette is also not that generic – it comes with a feeling of natural, graceful and high quality of life.
About this iteration: I developed more views in this version – complete the register process, enable scrolling in the list views, adjusting filter size and font sizes, and updated some head shots in the mockup page.
What I learned from paper prototyping My initial idea of this kitchen is an app designed for two kinds of users – foodies and cooks, which is too ambitious and it turned out to be odd while testing. The users get confused when they were playing with the paper wireframes. Without the explanation, it’s not that clear for first time users.
That’s why in the flinto prototype, I removed the functions for cooks and refined the whole apps. Now it will only serve users who are trying new food at new places.
I didn’t notice that this app has been so popular that the vide review has been played for over 1,000,000 hits. I like the aesthetics, it reminds me of one of my favorite games – Minecraft. Each character is nicely designed and looks every appealing. The according map they design is funny and perfectly fits the character. And they hide nice details in the process when playing the game. The ad added there is acceptable too.
The UI is pixelated, pure colored and simple enough to play with. The gaming is simple too. I personally are not a big player but I play it now and then without any notification from the app. So I think this is a success.