Book-It is a mobile application that aims to help people find their next book to read through personal recommendations.
For this case study, I go through an overview of the steps taken to get to the final outcome design through design thinking and an iterative product design process.
For this project, I worked with 2 other designers and this was our process. Additionally, this project was for the UX Design final project at the University of Michigan.
Sometimes finding the next book to read can be a difficult or frustrating experience. The motivation for this project was to find a way to provide more personalized book recommendations to people so the challenge of finding something new to read can be solved. Knowing the reviewer’s personality and interests offer more context and more trustworthy opinions on a book for a personalized experience.
For people who want to read more books or new types of books but are unsure about where to start, this project aimed to help them by promoting their literacy skills, introducing new concepts or ideas, and increasing their overall enjoyment of reading.
The goal of these questions was to make sure we were gathering accurate information and were solving the actual problem.
After outlining the preliminary questions, it came down to selecting a research methodology. The methods selected and ordered were: preliminary interviews, comparative analysis, surveys, interviews & affinity mapping.
Now that the research and requirements gathering is complete, it was time to focus on iterating on designs.