Challenge Brief


Improve this design app based on usability tests

Challenge Overview

You’re working on an app called DesignFeed, which creates a custom feed of design inspiration for users. Your challenge is to observe a recorded user test, and make improvements to the onboarding process based on the user’s feedback.

Device & Platform

Your submission should be designed as a Native iPhone App, using the screens and templates provided.

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User Test Details and Video

The user in the video will be asked to create a feed of design inspiration based on their preferences. You can watch the test at

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Check out this submission, and use it as an inspiration to get started on your own!

Joe Formica

Joe Formica

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I started by watching the user test, and recording some notes on what went well and what could be improved.

User test results

Improvement #1

"Our user didn't know how many topics she had to pick before continuing"

Our user selected 3 topics, and then tried to continue to the next screen but could not. Below is my solution to improve this aspect of the experience.

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Improvement #2

"Our user accidentally tapped 2 topics at the same time"

To improve this, I loaded the screens on to my phone to check the spacing of the buttons. After looking at it live on a screen, it was clear that the buttons could use a little more space between them to avoid users tapping the wrong thing.

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Before after

Improvement #3
"Once our user accessed the feed, she stated that she would want to go back and change her topics and preferences"

To help improve this, I added copy to the topics screen that stated that a user could come back and make changes at any time. In addition to that, I added a button to the top of the feed that would allow a user to select and de-select topics at any time to update their feed.


Challenge Checklist

A step-by-step guide to creating an awesome submission

Watch the user test video
10 Minutes
Turn observations into improvements
25 Minutes
Post Your Submission!
15 Minutes