OPEN LOOK iOS APP
TIPOFF - WHAT IS THE OPEN LOOK APP?
The Open Look app will allow users to get together with fellow players in their area. Users can create can view courts and players near them in order to set up games. Furthermore, users will be able to keep track of their stats.
OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES
There are several important parts of playing basketball at local parks/courts. However, the most important is being able to socialize with others. The challenge created with the app is giving users an extensive, yet easy to use app so people can find others around to play basketball with. Also, what features can be added to make it easier to talk to people.
PROJECT GOALS - SHOTS THAT NEED TO GO IN
Set Up Game feature that is easy to use, but has varied options. It should also adapt to any change of plans.
A messaging feature to get closer to teammates.
An option to keep track of their stats such as PPG, RPG, and APG.
USER AFFINITY MAP - SHOT CHART
USER PERSONA - OUR STAR PLAYER
Matt Shay is a personal trainer. As a trainer, he is very sociable, loves keeping track of not only his client's progress, but his own, and likes to keep himself active. On the weekends, he goes to his local park to play basketball. He is always looking for new people to play with.
A convenient way to get in touch with others.
Keep track of his stats like points per game and more.
See court and player activity in his area.
THE DRAWING BOARD - SKETCHES & BRANDING
EARLY ITERATIONS/IMPRESSIONS OF THE UI
Early versions of the UI revealed many opportunities for improvement. The design started off on the iPhone 6, but was later updated for the iPhone X and beyond. Let's take a look at some early issues that had to be taken care.
*A group of 10 users were told to test the apps functions.
ISSUES WITH VERSION 1:
Instructions on Set-Up Game Page were unclear
Stats page is too limited
IMPROVEMENTS/ISSUES WITH VERSION 2:
UI is cleaner and the color scheme is working much better
Buttons/Icons are more direct
Some parts of the UI are too large
Alerts page needs work
INITIAL USER FLOW - FINDING THE RIGHT PLAY THROUGH BALL MOVEMENT
After looking at those two designs, it was important to take a look and revise the user flow. Through revising the user flow, a proper notifications page was created, a home page / feed was created, and add games/courts was converted to simple plus icon. The home page was also moved to the front to ensure that it is the first page that the user is greeted with after logging in.