Zain Masood - Owner
Lead UX/UI Designer
Many people struggle with finding recipes with ingredients they actually have. They have two options, go and buy more ingredients, or search through the endless recipe list for one they can make right there and then.
Develop an app that allows users to create a digital pantry to find recipes they can make today.
Using my high-fidelity mockup, Skype, and Invision, I created a working prototype of my app and asked participants to perform a number of tasks in a user flow to analyze the success or failure of the user experience. I took notes while I observed participants complete tasks and observed where the user eased or struggled while using the app. Some of test findings include:
Utilizing the insight from my usability testing and affinity maps, I reiterated my mockup and added new screens, refined my UI, and improved on my user experience. I also viewed the application using a mobile device and found several areas where readability was low due to font size, weight, and color and adjusted accordingly.
I conducted an additional usability test this time by asking participants to complete a recipe in Recipe Hero and found a number of problems. I added, edited, and deleted a number of different elements and screens including missed user flow screens, important success messages, and unnecessary elements.
You can go through the prototype to the right or on a separate window by clicking here.
Using a combination of several tools I provided the developer with everything he needs to develop the app easily. Throughout the entire process I worked closely with the dev team and the owner on a smooth project completion.
Over the course of several months I worked closely with the developer and owner to put out v1. Unfortunately due to difficulties in finding the right API, the release has been postponed until an appropriate API is available from 3rd party source. I continue to keep in contact with the other stakeholders and still excited to get Recipe Hero in the hands of people around the world.
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