Hybrid Mobile App
The 2013 conference app was clunky and not intuitive.. The presenters needed a way to communicate quickly with the attendees, and the attendees wanted to network online as well as off.
"I want to be able to communicate important conference alerts to my attendees."
"I want to check the conference schedule and send messages to other attendees."
"I want attendees to evaluate my session as well as send messages to them about any room changes."
Send messages en masse or individually.
Share photos with attendees.
Get conference feedback.
Find conference schedule for each day.
Arrange dinner with a group of attendees.
Share conference photos with entire group.
Notify attendees that my session changed location.
Get feedback on how to make my session better.
Network with other attendees.
Wireframes built in Axure.
TEST THE PROTOTYPE
After many design iterations ranging from boring and dull, to much too corporate (pictured at the top), to the final you see here.
The final site was created in a Wordpress 3.0/Buddypress 2.0 environment with a custom Wordpress theme.
After seeing the app in action, we noticed that very few attendees used the messaging feature. The photosharing option the client decided on wasn't as simple as it could have been.
The site was built into an existing Wordpress site which ended up being a nightmare to maintain.
Next year? A stand-alone site. No more reinventing the wheel for photo sharing. Better evaluation features
My Role: project lead, questioning the client, idea/brainstorm generation, planning/scheduling, background research, analysis, wireframing, design, template build, support
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