musico mobile app
Create a new experience for music lovers where they can find new music suggestions and interact with other people.
Develop an application wherein users can find music stops that contain playlists made by other users, and having the ability to listen to other people's music recommendations and socialize with them.
At first, it was ideal to walk around the University of Miami campus to get an idea of how the app would function. Many people enjoy listening to music while they walk around; whether to exercise, think, or simply to get to their next destination. For many people, music compliments their daily experiences. I created a faux paper iPhone and walked around while holding it since the app would utilize a map with the user's location, similar to Pokémon Go and Snapchat. After creating a paper prototype video to present and get feedback, it was time to get to the drawing board and make changes and create low-fidelity wireframes.
Wireframing and Prototyping
The original idea did not include social interaction with other players, it was mainly a music
suggestion experience based on an algorithm, but after analyzing all the feedback from my beta testers,
they all mentioned how it would be nice to interact with other players and exchange music that way,
so I went back to the drawing board and recreated the experience with a new color scheme, a more clear
layout and map, and focused mainly on the main features; find new music left by other players, and being
able to drop off one's songs for others to find, and repeat.
I also incorporated voice command elements, so that users who are visually-impaired can still utilize the app and, even though it would be a slower experience, they can still participate and find new music to add to their library, I believe it is important to be fully inclusive when designing
After creating a prototype using Figma, and getting a sense of the initial look and feel of the app, we decided to create a low-fidelity prototype using Dart via Flutter, since ideally we want our app to be cross platform compatible. We have not implemented the map yet, as we plan to do that after initial research and a Usability Test, which will help us uncover any initial opportunities.