In my first experience carrying out user testing I was excited. I didn't really didn't get to stay with the users because I was just part of a Ux team in Maryland, United States. I contributed highlighting questions that need answers that only users can give and I design & created the prototypes needed for the review. While listening to the recording of the users feedback, I had a lightbulb moment💡.
What if we monetize it? I know a there are a lot of products out there that already support user interviews like https://www.userinterviews.com/ (clever name 😏), I just wanted to create a, let's call it a "me-too" product just to see the kind of processes that is needed and see if I can flip the process, instead of companies going to search of users for interviews, they come to the platform and post their product, the kind of users they'd want to test their products and then the kind of tasks they'd want users to achieve so as to test the discoverability and understanding of the design to the users.
The company trying to test their product will have a huge pool of testers with different demographics. They put in the price range for testing and then the cost is shared equally with the number of testers coming in. Testers see the product and the price for testing and they agree to test the product, give credible and guided feedback, and then they get their cash.
There probably are some loopholes in the project😁 but I just wanted to build something quickly and then see how I can iterate on it.
“You don’t set out to build a wall. You don't say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.’ You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.” -Will Smith
The goal was simple, build the process for users to sign up, view available apps to test, test & give feedback, get rewards.
Because of the different demographics of people, Old, young, tech savvy, not too tech savvy, Occupation, Education level, I wanted to build a process that was easy for almost everyone to understand and relate with. So I made some research and ended going with the flow Playstore & Appstore to host , publish, and request user feedback from apps. Reason being this is something almost every user with a smart phone has gotten to use, so it'll be easy for them to relate with such.
I skipped creating a User flow because this was a product for me 😅 ( just joking) but really, with the little goal I planned to achieve, I sorta understood how things should flow.
But I couldn't skip wire-framing, needed to test what I was building and have a visual guide to what will come next during the mockup design.
For the color scheme, wanted to go with something simple and bright to highlight positivity, clarity, intellect & happiness because these are the kind of moods that I feel should be communicated to the user while they interact with the product.
Completed the process of onboarding, viewing apps that need testing, and giving feedback. Also, I sprinkled a few extra screens to make it look good.
My goal is to bring this product to life at some point. Maybe this is something, I and the person reading this will love to collaborate and help build this product.
Well, till next time, see you as we keep building products for the nest billion users.