THE LONELY PERSON'S EXPERIENCE
OF MAKING A NEW FRIEND

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

What constitutes a system of value?

What is the perceived value of information?

How to assign value to personal stories in order to spark meaningful connections?

BRIEF

To design a product or service that establishes a system of value that doesn't rely on financial transactions

OUTCOME

A digital app for making friends through a guided narrative of exchanging personal stories of similar perceived value 

TUTORS  DR. JOHN FASS | ALAISTAIR STEELE | EMILY GROVES

TEAM  DANIELA NAVAES | JING ZHAO | JORDY TAM | NATHASSHA DI PASQUALE 

MA UX DESIGN 8 WEEK MICRO UX PROJECT

WITH EXTERNAL PARTNER MADE BY MANY

DURATION

8 weeks - April to June/19

 

RESEARCH METHODS USED

| Literature Review

| Competitor analysis

| Mind Mapping

| Object Mediated Guided Conversations

| Game Playing

| Low-Fi Prototypes

| A/B Testing

| Real Life Emulation of Digital Product

PROCESS

| Desk research on the historical concept of currency and its association with value, the definition of value and its scales;  

| Insights into people's feelings about the perceived value of used objects and personal stories through object mediated guided conversations;

| Insights, through qualitative game playing research, on people's perceptions about the perceived value of different kinds of personal digital information;

 

| The creation of a concept digital product based on the analysis of the aforementioned qualitative research;

| Consistent prototyping and testing different versions of the digital product, in order to evaluate both micro functionalities and macro concept;

| Concept validation through real life emulation with volunteers.

MORE INFO

Click on the links below to be redirected to my blog if you're interested to read more about this project.

Decoding the Brief

Object-Oriented Conversation: "Scales of Value"

Game Playing Research: The Value of Digital Information

Findings from Research
Design Thinking for Concept Development

Digital Product Low-Fi Prototyping

Digital Product Real Life Prototyping

Final Proposal

 

SOFTWARES USED

Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Premiere | Sketch