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UNEARTH

UNEARTH

Web Design

Web Design

The problem:


Digital content is often impermanent, leading to the loss of personal histories. Existing platforms lack depth for meaningful storytelling, and privacy concerns persist. This project seeks to provide a dedicated platform for curating, preserving, and sharing memories, bridging generational gaps and encouraging reflection in an increasingly digital world.

The problem:


Digital content is often impermanent, leading to the loss of personal histories. Existing platforms lack depth for meaningful storytelling, and privacy concerns persist. This project seeks to provide a dedicated platform for curating, preserving, and sharing memories, bridging generational gaps and encouraging reflection in an increasingly digital world.

Unearth is a versatile and engaging product that combines elements of storytelling, history, and personal connection to create a unique and meaningful online experience. It allows users to curate their digital legacies and explore the stories of others, fostering a sense of connection across time and generations.

Unearth is a versatile and engaging product that combines elements of storytelling, history, and personal connection to create a unique and meaningful online experience. It allows users to curate their digital legacies and explore the stories of others, fostering a sense of connection across time and generations.

Unearth is a versatile and engaging product that combines elements of storytelling, history, and personal connection to create a unique and meaningful online experience. It allows users to curate their digital legacies and explore the stories of others, fostering a sense of connection across time and generations.

Conducted user research, and usability testing to understand and verify painpoints users were having.

Conducted user research, and usability testing to understand and verify painpoints users were having.

Designed platform assets, from zero to one; using an agile, scrappy process to iterate constantly.

Designed platform assets, from zero to one; using an agile, scrappy process to iterate constantly.

Sole designer using Figma.

Sole designer using Figma.

Contribution

Contribution

Research, Branding, Usability testing, UX/UI Design, Prototypes.

Research, Branding, Usability testing, UX/UI Design, Prototypes.

Duration

Duration

3 months

3 months

The project

The project
The project

The goal

Design an app that will:


  • Create an emotional connection between users and their memories and between users and the stories shared by others, enhancing the overall user experience.


  • Design with the intention of bridging generational gaps, making the platform accessible and appealing to both older users looking to preserve their memories and younger users interested in exploring history and personal narratives.


  • Integrate educational features that help users learn about historical eras and storytelling techniques while using the platform.

The goal

Design an app that will:


  • Create an emotional connection between users and their memories and between users and the stories shared by others, enhancing the overall user experience.


  • Maintaining a consistent visual identity and branding throughout the app to build trust and recognition among users.


  • Ensuring that information, data, and educational content are presented in a clear and organized manner to prevent information overload and assist users in making informed decisions.

Impact

Unearth highlights the significance of creating a user-centered, accessible, and emotionally engaging platform that addresses users' diverse needs, fosters connections with the past, and offers both personal and educational value. The project demonstrates that with thoughtful design and continuous improvement, digital platforms can serve as powerful tools for preserving and sharing personal and historical narratives.

Impact

Unearth highlights the significance of creating a user-centered, accessible, and emotionally engaging platform that addresses users' diverse needs, fosters connections with the past, and offers both personal and educational value. The project demonstrates that with thoughtful design and continuous improvement, digital platforms can serve as powerful tools for preserving and sharing personal and historical narratives.

Impact

Unearth highlights the significance of creating a user-centered, accessible, and emotionally engaging platform that addresses users' diverse needs, fosters connections with the past, and offers both personal and educational value. The project demonstrates that with thoughtful design and continuous improvement, digital platforms can serve as powerful tools for preserving and sharing personal and historical narratives.

What I learned

Inclusivity Matters: Accessibility should be a foundational consideration in platform design. 


Emotional Connection: Design elements that foster emotional connections with memories and stories can be a powerful tool in engaging users and making the platform more meaningful.


Cross-Generational Appeal: Platforms that bridge generational gaps can attract a wide user base, encouraging inter-generational storytelling and connection.

What I learned

Inclusivity Matters: Accessibility should be a foundational consideration in platform design. 


Emotional Connection: Design elements that foster emotional connections with memories and stories can be a powerful tool in engaging users and making the platform more meaningful.


Cross-Generational Appeal: Platforms that bridge generational gaps can attract a wide user base, encouraging inter-generational storytelling and connection.

What I learned

Inclusivity Matters: Accessibility should be a foundational consideration in platform design. 


Emotional Connection: Design elements that foster emotional connections with memories and stories can be a powerful tool in engaging users and making the platform more meaningful.


Cross-Generational Appeal: Platforms that bridge generational gaps can attract a wide user base, encouraging inter-generational storytelling and connection.

Understanding
the user

Understanding
the user
Understanding
the user

I conducted user interviews with potential users of "Unearth: A Virtual Time Capsule Adventure." Many interview participants expressed feeling disconnected from their personal histories and anxious about how to effectively preserve and share their memories. The feedback received through research indicated that users would welcome a platform that simplifies the process of curating and exploring digital time capsules, helping them reconnect with their past and share their stories with ease.

I conducted user interviews with potential users of "Unearth: A Virtual Time Capsule Adventure." Many interview participants expressed feeling disconnected from their personal histories and anxious about how to effectively preserve and share their memories. The feedback received through research indicated that users would welcome a platform that simplifies the process of curating and exploring digital time capsules, helping them reconnect with their past and share their stories with ease.

Pain Points

  • Users often feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of digital content they accumulate over time, making it challenging to organize and revisit meaningful memories.


  • Connecting with older or younger family members and bridging generational gaps can be challenging, especially when sharing personal stories and experiences.


  • Educators seeking innovative teaching tools for storytelling may struggle to find platforms that offer both a creative outlet for personal narratives and educational resources.

Pain Points

  • Users lacked comprehensive educational materials to build a foundation in trading, leaving them uncertain about market dynamics and strategies.


  • Many users found existing trading platforms too complex, leading to confusion and frustration, especially for beginners attempting to navigate the intricacies of buying and selling financial instruments.


  • Beginner traders found it challenging to practice without risking real money, which impeded their ability to fine-tune strategies and build confidence before entering the actual trading arena.

Sarah's needs and preferences help Unearth tailor its features and design to cater to users like her, ensuring that it meets their expectations and provides a meaningful and accessible experience for preserving and sharing personal histories and stories.

Sarah's needs and preferences help Unearth tailor its features and design to cater to users like her, ensuring that it meets their expectations and provides a meaningful and accessible experience for preserving and sharing personal histories and stories.

Design Process

Design Process
Design Process

Iterating through paper drafts for each screen of the "Unearth the Past" platform ensured that the elements incorporated into the digital interface were thoughtfully designed to address user needs effectively. In the home screen design, priority was given to providing an intuitive display of the user's time capsule collection, while also encouraging users to explore and discover new features for preserving and sharing their personal histories and stories.

Iterating through paper drafts for each screen of the "Unearth the Past" platform ensured that the elements incorporated into the digital interface were thoughtfully designed to address user needs effectively. In the home screen design, priority was given to providing an intuitive display of the user's time capsule collection, while also encouraging users to explore and discover new features for preserving and sharing their personal histories and stories.

Usability Testing

Usability Testing
Usability Testing

The usability testing revealed that Unearth was generally well-received by users. They appreciated its emotional impact, ease of use, and potential for both personal and educational purposes. The findings also highlighted opportunities for refinement, particularly in terms of simplification, accessibility, and additional features to further enhance user engagement and satisfaction.

Redefining the Design

Redefining the Design
Redefining the Design

Accessibility
Considerations

Accessibility
Considerations
Accessibility
Considerations
  • Make sure that interactive elements have visible focus states, so users can see which element is currently selected or active.


  • Include captions for audio and video content, and provide transcripts for multimedia content to accommodate users with hearing impairments.


  • Implement clear and descriptive labels for form fields, provide error messages and suggestions for corrections, and ensure that forms are easy to complete using assistive technologies.

Next Steps

Next Steps
Next Steps
  • Continue refining accessibility features, ensuring that the platform is even more user-friendly for individuals with disabilities.


  • Conduct ongoing user testing to gather feedback from a diverse range of users.


  • Expand the educational resources available on the platform, including guides, tutorials, and lesson plans.

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Nicolas Sanabria ©️ 2024

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Say hey! 👋

nicksanota@gmail.com

Nicolas Sanabria ©️ 2024

Links 🔗

Resume

Say hey! 👋

nicksanota@gmail.com

Nicolas Sanabria ©️ 2024