Hostr is an app that helps people manage, organize, and plan social events. It is designed for people who love to socialize but just don’t have the time to plan hangouts. Hostr provides a collection of powerful planning resources such as guest invitation management, flexible scheduling, local shopping options and navigation, and a comprehensive to-do list feature.
User Interview, User Flows, Personas, User Interface, Prototype, Usability Testing.
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User Interviews, Conclusions
To understand user needs, I interviewed six people to define essential features for the app. Each interview lasted about 15–20 minutes in length, and the participants’ ages ranged from 24 to 40 years old. After the interview, I came to the conclusion that there were four primary user needs:
We needed to track invitations and guest lists so that we could identify who could come or who would bring an extra person. Additional tracking items included: “coming late” notices, party notifications, and reminders.
Stay in a budget
Some users wanted to plan groceries according to their budgets as well as budget for party decorations.
We found that one of the more frustrating processes for users was finding finding a market that offered everything on their shopping list. So, we determined to make a map that could navigate users to nearest stores based on their shopping needs.
A list maker
Users found it overwhelming to keep track of their to-do items for longer lists. An intuitive list maker list was our solution to help users easily organize and edit potential grocery items. It also aided users stay within their budget.
Design & Prototype
After sketching, I built a rapid paper “low fidelity” prototype to test usability. I tested and received feedback from three people which I then incorporated into the “high fidelity” prototype.