Testing the “uberfilter” presented complex challenges of prototyping using pre-made prototyping tools, which eventually force me to “remote” prototype using Skala preview and send the right images that corresponds to the user actions. // that is the same reason why i have so many images of the app.
The test was applied to 5 testers based on the following premise: “You want to cook something with cheese”, the following conclusions were made after observing the interactions.
The “uberfilter” needs to be bigger and more prominent in the interface // maybe a more engaging color
While the “uberfilter” apparently works very well as a filter device, is not as strong as a navigation between the 2 main sections of the app. // going back to tabs
Is necessary to add thumbnails of the recipes on the list view
The search function is poorly implemented as part of the “uberfilter”, it should be permanent and context aware.
A more clear form of labeling sections needs to be developed.
I’ve made it through this semester with the help of this app, iStudiez. It is a to-do list app specially designed for students of any academic levels. What I needed were an easy-to-navigate class schedule and a project notification, and this app has provided them all for me. Being a forgetful person I am, I can check instantly which classes I have today, where the classes are taught, what the projects are about and when the projects are due. Overall, it is a totally perfect app for every busy student!
Re-inventing the selfie, introducing CamMe. Gone are the days of the awkward angles, bathroom mirror shots and your arm holding the camera taking up half the frame. The premise is simple – hands free camera – to be able to take photos without touching your phone at all. The app’s gestural control systems works in much the same way as Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360. It’s refreshingly clean and simply – no social sharing aspect, no library of effects or filters. Choose your camera (front or rear), hold you hand up for recognition, then close it again to take the shot (Mostly reliable except sometimes in low light conditions – but what camera doesn’t struggle in low light conditions anyway?). The images get stored to your camera roll and can be emailed from within that app. Future versions are to add video capabilities, which will expand its possibilities a great deal. Personally, for someone who is constantly taking snapshots on my phone, it excites me have a new relationship with the camera, and no, not just for selfies.
I have recently been going through a phase of being obsessed with Augmented Reality apps and the possibilities of what we can design with them. So far one of my favorite examples is this game “AR Invaders.” AR Invaders allows you to turn any room or space into the playing field for your game. When the game starts you are given controls to shoot and then you start to aim and shoot at UFOs that appear to be flying around in the environment around you. The great thing about this game is it encourages you to stand up and get actively involved with the game you’re playing. I have not played it yet but there is also a multiplayer mode which I can only assume lets you be more involved. I am leaning towards working with augmented reality next year in my thesis and this app is a great inspiration for that.
My favorite to-do app. I have been using it for a year now. I like it better than clear. Its free and has more features that might be more intuitive. I can set alarms for my to-dos and it reminds me about the to do when I reach I place I set the to-do for. Totally sleek.