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the
huskies
in space app

My Role:

 

UX/UI Designer,

Researcher, and conducting usability studies.

PROBLEM SOLVED

This will be a self-initiated idea.

 

I am the owner of two Huskies and I know by heart they have a though character hard to handle and in many times this becomes in the main reason for the owners to abandon them. 

 

This lead me to the idea to create a resource where huskies owners can be part of a Community where they can share their experiences, advices, and other resources.

 

This tool will allow new or exiting huskie owners a resource what to expect, how to deal with our furry family members. 

THE PROBLEM:

Users to have a network resource where they can connect with other Users with the similitude of owning a husky. 

 

User will share advices, tips, and resources related to the experience of "living with a husky"

 

Also User will share their furry moments(images, videos) 

 

Lastly, the same app will a tool to set up reminders for their husky appointments. 

THE GOAL:

I am designing an app that connects Users so the can share pictures, videos of their furry friends and to ask, to answer, to share and finally to share resources that could helpful for the Huskies in Space Community. 

CASE STUDY.

AFTER RESEARCHING ON SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND FRIENDS THAT OWN HUSKIES THEY EXPRESSED THE FOLLOWING PAIN POINTS WHEN OWING, LIVING WITH A HUSKY. 

my husky ALWAys TRIES TO ESCAPE.

GETTING A SECOND ONE WILL MAKE MY OTHER ONE TO BEHAVE BETTER WHEN WE'RE NOT AT HOME?

MY HUSKY MAKES A MESS WHEN NOT AT HOME.

WHAT'S A GOOD TOY TO FOR THEM?

HARD TO HANDLE THE SHADING TIME.

I BOUGHT ALREADY THREE HARNESS AND DIDN'T WORK. 

too much dog hair, how can i solve this? grooming?

PULLS A LOT WHEN GOING FOR A WALK.

MY HUSKY DOESN'T GET ALONG WITH MY OTHER DOG.

How I plan to solve all the User's struggle getting the information needed for their concerns or situations with their huskies. 

I want to create a Network Platform where User share their experiences, their images and videos, tips, resources and advices.

Such platform should allow the Users to post their questions, concerns, and other Users will be able to help them. 

The main objective to be: create a community. 

OBJETIVES:

I want to create a platform where Users share their experiences to help others and will help to diminish the husky abandon rate.

User will be able to create their profile and set up reminders for their Vet Appointments.

User to share images, videos, favorite places to walk with their huskies, advices, pet friendly places etc.

To stablish a social network husky community.

After conducting the interviews,  Users expressed how important is to get advices on how to deal with certain husky behaviors. In most cases they didn't know what to do when they just got their huskies. The first thought that came to the User's mind was to ask someone who already had one. 

FROM:

User's concerns on how to act, or to handle certain situation when adopting a husky. 

The need to be part of a social network with a one common goal. 

TO:

An App that allows Users to be part of a community where they share their experiences with their huskies. 

At the same time that will become on a good learning resource based on the User's experience. Not limited to this Users will be able to share other resources such as: Dog Parks, Vet Clinics, Grooming, etc.
 

INTERVIEWS:

PARTICIPANTS:

One Women: 
Ages: 32
Race:  Caucasian.
Employment: Full-time employed.
One Men:
Ages: 42
Race: Latino.
Employment:  Full-time Employed

PERSONA:

Sarah Perez works full time as her husband does. They have to leave early everyday. Sometimes both of them have to stay extra hours at work. Every time she gets home her husky already made a mess.
She wants to know how to handle those behavior. She has checked with her close friends and none of them has a husky or any other kind of dog.
It's been three months since she got it. At some point she gets tire of cleaning the mess and buying new pillows, underwear, and patching her couch. 

Sarah would like to have access ot other husky owner and see how they handle this behavior. Also she wants to find a qualified trainer.

PERSONA:
JOURNEY MAP:

Sarah wants to go out without worrying about leaving her husky alone. Also she wants to know what a good food will be right. 
Since she is new she keeps asking what to do. 

She checks the web, facebook, and find nothing that accommodates her needs. Sarah wish she had access to someone that went through already that "process". 

ACTION

To know what to do when leaving her husky alone. 

to find advices for food, toyes, and dog parks. 

To share her expirience and happy moments with her new furry family member.

EMOTIONS

It is super HELPFUL getting other User's advices and recommendations. 

User found a samll groming place that did an AMAZING work. 

Just in TIME that I got notified about my posts. 

TASKS

User wants to post questions so other Users with previous experiences will answer.

User to be able to find dog stores, park based on her location.

user to be notified when a user answer her post. 

IMPROVEMENT

Nothing to add. 

Nothing to add. 

User would to set up reminder for their Vet appointments, grooming. 

WIREFRAMING

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LOW FIDELITY 
PROTOTYPE:

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USABILITY STUDY: FINDINGS.

I walked the User through the process of looking for a recipe specifying the search and also to view the recipe info. 

FINDINGS:

USER WANTS TO SET UP REMINDERS FOR DOG WALKING. 

USER WANTS TO FIND PET FRIENDLY PLACES.

USER WANTS TO ADD A SECTION FOR FOOD INVENTORY.

USER WANTS TO HAVE THE INFO WHERE TO DONATE FOR HUSKY RESCUE HOUSES.

USER WANTS TO BE ABLE TO SHARE TO OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA: PICTURES, VIDEOS, AND POSTS.

REFINING
THE

DESIGN: 

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MOCKUPS

I added all the changes based on the study.

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I added a
flying menu

where User can set up reminders, donate
and find places.
I added the option:
"favorites" this will allow
Users to save posts, and places the constantly go to.

 

 

Another major change was to add the "sharing" option on all posts. 

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High Fidelity Prototype.
 

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Usability Test(moderate)

Objetives:

To find how easy is for the Users to get to the final result. 

To check if User took the right path to add ingredients to their fridge/pantry.

To observe where the Users struggled the most and if they felt this app was something they will be able to use on a daily basis. 

Findings:

Users struggled following the right path to update their fridge/pantry. They got confused.

Users didn't know how to easy post a message.

Users said that even though is a good tool it will take time to get familiar with the process to achieve their goals.

Accessibility Considerations

I kept the process the easiest possible from the start so the User will experience a smooth process.

The test was based on three simple journeys:

Sign in, create account, set up a reminder.

Study will not be limited to the last three User's experiences.

I will conduct a couple of more studier to define better. 

Also, I will be doing more studies to gather ideas and see and see how this new concepts help my product to be more efficient.


 

IMPACT: 

Users were able to complete all task but, I pick up a couple of advices coming from the Users.

Users expressed the importance of having a tool where they can look for advices, or simple to share the same feeling about huskies. 

I asked Users is they think this will prevent at some point to prevent abandoning their huskies.

It impacted me they all said "yes"

What I learned:

Bulding a User's experience in an app should not be limited or guided by what the UX/UI Designer thinks is better for the User. 

Everything is about the User's experience, how the User feels, handle, and achieve its goals. 

To keep in the UX/UI Designer mind that every single step should be User's centered.

It was a pleasure, and really appreciate you to test my Huskies in Space App

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