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My first design project, would like some feedback.

December 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

My first design project, would like some feedback.

December 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

Hey all,

I designed my first real project this week that I'm going to turn into real working code soon, would love some feedback on this.

A little web app that will help users find their perfect cafe to work at.

Thank you!

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December 17, 2018 at 8:27pm

It's kind of hard to tell because it's scaled down pretty small on my screen, but my only comments are that I'm not sure how the 'filter' feature would work: (Does clicking on any of those icons expand something, or do they point to what the rating applies to? Can I have a rating of 4 for the first icon and a rating of 2 for the 4th one?) Those icons need some text near them to explain what they are, as it isn't apparent (at least at this size) what the refer to. Re the search results (second screen), it might be nice to rethink the layout so that clicking on one of the smaller results highlights it on the map. In this layout, the results are below the map; What if they were a list (with photos) that scrolled on the left, and the map was larger and to the right (For a example of this, see how OpenTable does this with their 'map' view for the panel on the right). That's all I got...

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Kill the phrase "to work at". Never end with a preposition. ;-)

Shorten it to "Work Anywhere"

Also, they're already USING the app, so you don't need to sell the user with that phrase at this level. (But don't use it in marketing either). "Work anywhere" or "Find the best place to work"

* I know you were looking for design feedback, but TEXT CONTENT is so overlooked in development. The text is the most important part. Make it RESONATE with the user.

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What is your purpose

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Also what platform is that on

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Keep in mind that this user has opinions on what's great for them. "Best" is relative. If the user can say "this is best", then let the user tell me why. Or if I'm viewing the list and I see 3 places I hate— allow me to add my opinion on those places. (Assuming you want as much data as possible to feed the app) Allow me to maybe provide a rating on the fly and to post a review. But there's so many variables that make it "THE BEST". That's where your secret sauce is located.

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December 18, 2018 at 8:05am

Kill the phrase "to work at". Never end with a preposition. ;-)

Shorten it to "Work Anywhere"

Also, they're already USING the app, so you don't need to sell the user with that phrase at this level. (But don't use it in marketing either). "Work anywhere" or "Find the best place to work"

* I know you were looking for design feedback, but TEXT CONTENT is so overlooked in development. The text is the most important part. Make it RESONATE with the user.

Oh no, I actually totally appreciate this feedback, Alan! Thanks a ton, will take your feedback in mind! Thank you :).

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It's kind of hard to tell because it's scaled down pretty small on my screen, but my only comments are that I'm not sure how the 'filter' feature would work: (Does clicking on any of those icons expand something, or do they point to what the rating applies to? Can I have a rating of 4 for the first icon and a rating of 2 for the 4th one?) Those icons need some text near them to explain what they are, as it isn't apparent (at least at this size) what the refer to. Re the search results (second screen), it might be nice to rethink the layout so that clicking on one of the smaller results highlights it on the map. In this layout, the results are below the map; What if they were a list (with photos) that scrolled on the left, and the map was larger and to the right (For a example of this, see how OpenTable does this with their 'map' view for the panel on the right). That's all I got...

Thank you for this valuable feedback, David!

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