This app answers the question ‘What do I want to eat?’. Instead of scrolling on Pinterest for 3 hours and not cooking anything, or spending countless hours on yelp searching for just the right restaurant, this app will ask a series of questions, then give you suggestions on where to eat, where to get takeout, or what to cook.
Deciding what to eat can become frustrating, whether scrolling on Pinterest or Yelp for hours, ending no closer to food only increasingly more hungry.
To create an app that helps answer the question “what do I want for dinner?” By asking a series of questions to the user we could output a few options based on the answers.
Screener surveys will be sent out to broad audience to narrow down to people who make meals on a regular basis, and use their smart phone.
User 1: Makes meals at least 3 times a week and has a difficult time deciding what to recipe to make.
User 2: Experiences difficulty choosing a restaurant to eat at
User 3: Likes to host and make food
Hi my name is Kaylee Winsand. Thank you for meeting with me! I am conducting a user experience survey to help the development of an app I am making. I want to make sure this app would potentially be helpful in your daily life.
In order to find a wide range of potential users to interview, I sent out a survey.
I conducted face-to-face interviews from the people who responded to the screener survey. Here is the key information I took from them, and the personas I created based off of the interviews.
OCCUPATION: Remote Business Secretary
FAMILY LIFE: Wife, Mother of 3
LOCATION: Fitchburg, WI
Get dinner on the table, start to finish in 45 mins, with leftovers to send with
her husband to work.
Missing out on time with her family because cooking takes too long.
I don’t mind cooking, but I would rather be spending time with my family. I need kid-friendly meals that are dairy free.
OCCUPATION: Interior Designer
FAMILY LIFE: Wife, 2 years
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
Host 2 parties a month, with new fun recipes, where all of the food meets her friends dietary restrictions (gluten, dairy)
Finding new recipes, and finding ones that taste good and look good.
I have lots of friends and love to host parties. I love to see a whole party come together from the decorations to the food. I need new recipes, and options to swap out for dairy and gluten free.
OCCUPATION: Student & Financial Startup
FAMILY LIFE: Single
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
Plan, buy, and make at least 3 meals a week. Each meal heavy on veggies and meat, and less carbs.
Use up items in fridge before they go bad, and look at recipe without reading a blog too.
I take a lunch to work everyday and just need a few more ideas for what to make without reading a lot of blogs.
This chart connects what users want with actual elements that will be incorporated in the app.
A simple flow of how each persona user could flow through the app, to ensure all their needs are being met.
A simple paper wireframe sketches of what the app would look like. This is a vital step in the process to get ideas down on paper and keep what the users said in mind without getting distracted by designing. This is made in an app called “Pop” which is made specifically for this stage.
From the paper wireframe, I moved to digital black and white wireframes made in sketch.