Product Design (UX research, UI design)
February 2019 - present
This project is a work in progress.
Kristen - Product Design
Steven - Graphic Design, Brand Identity
Anyone who has been online this year has experienced the growing trend of tidying
up. As more and more people
are seeking to organize and give away the things that no longer spark joy in
their lives, the desire for ethical rehoming
of items has risen.
The problem occurs, as I noticed, when you take to Google Maps and search for "places to donate clothes." The first places to show up are all for-profit locations. As I will show later, my research confirmed the idea that people want to support places which are not-for-profit, as they know that their practices are better for the environment and humanity.
Sharity is an app that seeks to connect it's users with truly ethical non-profits within their community in order to increase the number of donations and allow people to support the causes they believe in.
According to a study done by industry experts in User Experience Research, the Nielsen Norman Group, users of non-profit websites had significant difficulty finding information regarding non-monetary donations. The result of this problem is that users must search several non-profits before they can find a sufficient place to donate their items. This takes up a lot of time and effort and could possibly encourage the user to find a more convenient solution, such as throwing away the items or taking items to a for-profit center with easy drop-off.
I created a survey to get ideas and input from potential users. I gathered demographic information, and then asked about donation habits: how often they donate, what they donate, and where they prefer to donate. The following are a few examples of the results of this survey.
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