What’s Next? Website | Task Manager Prototype
Role: UX & UI Designer
Project Type: Interactive interface prototype
Timeline: 3 months
Worked through the stages of design including defining the problem, sketching, ideation, wireframing, prototyping, and user testing to create a task management platform prototype. My design problem investigated building a solution to assist returning citizens after release from incarceration in order to ultimately reduce recidivism. I created a high fidelity prototype of a website that enabled users to input demographics, goals, and resources and generated a customizable to do list to promote successful reentry into society.
User Needs Survey
I began by developing a matrix to analyze competitors and launching a user needs survey, taken by 10 people who had been incarcerated. This provided perspective on what resources and needs this demographic needed, as well as what resources were currently available. After developing personas based on the empathy mapping results, I sketched 8 different scenarios and then 8 potential solutions. Out of these 8 solutions, 3 were chosen for further development: an app, a website, and a library workshop. Based on the needs and resources of the population, I decided to pursue an interactive website for further development.
Wire framing and Prototyping
Initially, I began the buildout with a wireframe. Then, I developed a paper prototype of the website, which I tested with 3 users. This user testing resulted in design changes regarding additional frames, button placement, and content. Next, I used proto.io to develop an interactive prototype and tested it with 5 users. Feedback included editing the use of white space, streamlining action steps, and sizing of imagery. Based on this, I designed a final interactive prototype using Sketch.