This is a one-week design task to explore how to improve the way to find great restaurants and delicious dishes. My goal was mainly to redesign "Search" feature on Yelp iOS mobile app, and this project was finished in May, 2017.
Yelp is a platform where individuals can view user reviews and recommendations of top restaurants, shopping, nightlife, entertainment and services. Yelp had a monthly average of 26 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via Yelp mobile app, and the iOS app played a really important role.
In this one week, I started from defining problems, doing research, collecting feedback, drawing paper sketch, creating wireframes to designing hi-fi mockups.
The goal of this design exercise is to get a sense of the overall thought and creative process, gain insight into how I would critique an existing product, and understand my approach to solving its problems.
As a Chinese living in Bay Area, I always use Yelp to look for great Asian restaurants and get some ideas what to order when I am in a new place. But sometimes it takes me really long time to find a satisfying restaurant and delicious dishes. This is the start point which encourages me to redesign Yelp iOS mobile app.
Before I started to redesign Yelp, I wanted to figure out users’ thoughts and make sure it was worth to develop. I prepared questions and collected 10 users’ feedback.
Here is the list of questions:
After interview, I learned a lot of very useful information here:
After doing research, I created the information architecture and figured out 3 flows to redesign.
Search & Filter
Then I draw the paper sketch. For this step, I tried to figure out the basic workflows and features I wanted to add.
Future work: Due to time limitation, I didn’t do user testing using this paper prototype. So if possible in the future, I will invite users to complete some tasks to figure out whether the workflows make sense.
After evaluating the paper sketch by myself, I dived into wireframe design immediately. At the stage, I started to consider the design consistency and layout.
Then I used these wireframes to create an interactive prototype to conduct user test again. I believed the earlier time to talk with users, the less time to waste.
Based on wireframes and users' feedback, here are the final hi-fi mockups: