Lead project manager
Finding a place to eat is always an issue and a very common problem. There are many apps that are designed to help you find the restaurant or food you want but in reality, it never seems to be that simple, mostly because we don't know what we want. That’s where Picky app comes in. It allows users to find the food they want to eat by process of elimination because people know what they don’t want to eat.
I created this app.
Believing my friends and I to the only ones with this problem, I decided to conduct an informal survey by posting it a facebook status. From there, I contacted five people to conduct a formal interview and survey.
During my interview sessions, I was able to find interesting behaviors/habits, themes, and trends. For instance, some of my interviewees had specific orders in which they used the apps/features, or when/how they would use the apps/features (eating in vs going out).
Based on my research, I created a persona to guide our user-centered design process.
A few must have features:
Eliminate cuisine types the user isn't interested in
Eliminate the types of food the user isn't interested in
Photos of the food and interiors
Information of the restaurant, such as hours, location, and accessibility
This is a "happy path" userflow. Assuming that the user already joined Picky, this userflow follows the ideal steps the user will make to find a restaurant of their choice.
Continuing to work with developers
Ongoing user testing