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Throwback Tuesday: The mobile app design challenge that got me into the UX programme at General Assembly

I graduated from the UX Design course about a month ago and I am currently going through the most enjoyable phase of work-life — job hunt (while also rekindling the love affair I had with my bed and TV). I must admit that I am also harbouring very satisfying fantasies of massive Christmas trees falling on top of the HR people of companies I have applied to, but never responded. On that note, Merry Christmas everyone.

This showed up in one of my group chats and it reminded me of my first app design attempt.
  1. Tedious: When everyone else is enjoying, that one helpful Hannah would be manually keying in all the figures and figuring out who had what. And then there’s dealing with all the change. Some just can't be bothered and just split equally and round up the amount to a nice number to preserve their zen. But that’s kinda unfair for Pramod who just showed up for one round of drinks and don't even know most of the people. He goes with it anyway because utilitarianism.
  2. Human behaviour: You still have to chase people to pay up. That’s a bit awkward if you have to do it more than a couple of times. For both the chaser and the chasee.
I listed out ideas (in red) for features to be included in the solution for the identified problems (in white). No feature prioritization whatsoever.

Moral of the story

UX is in my blood (hire me)

Next steps

Sending a swab-kit to genealogy.com to see if I am related to Nielsen or Norman.