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 my design process. design through design thinking and an iterative product design process.
I was responsible for the interaction design and project management.
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.
By knowing each user's personality and interests, it can offer more context and increase trust for a recommendation. Ultimately it can help people to read more or improve overall enjoyment when attempting to read new books.
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.