During our fourth week in the Design Academy at Codaisseur, we were assigned a project with the developers from the Code Academy to develop a concept of an app from "Tinder for X" - a matching tool. For this assignment, we had a week.
To start the process we brainstormed what we were going to match and decided to go with a concept that would make the hiring process in IT more casual. A product that would connect developers to companies/recruiters in a region. Defined the concept, I started working on two personas for our product: the casual developer and the recruiter.
Having these users in mind I proposed a user flow for the app, in a really simple way and with features for messaging and keeping track of the matches. For our MVP at the end of the week, we would build the matching feature. And I would work to develop all the screens and a prototype to test with users.
This was only for day one. We needed to rush in order to accomplish our goal so I defined the wireframes for the app as the developers started working in the back end and the possible front end.
With the wireframes, the developers started coding the backend and I could do some user testing with it to take some assumptions out. Also, it was important to test first the UI because time was short and I wouldn't be able to to do further changes for the presentation of the concept. I also organized all the information architecture so the developers could have the resources in the case I was out for testing. Testing done, I started with the UI for the app and logos. To come out with a logo we did a brainstorm for the name. As a fast process, we made quick decisions and I could move over to start the UI development. Aligning with the developers, I needed to handle them the complete UI on Wednesday afternoon, which gave me a day and a half to work on the style guide and the screens.
With some time to spare, we were able to achieve our goal and deliver our MVP. I was also able to make a mockup.Check the Prototype