REFLECTION & TAKEAWAYS
One of the main learning outcomes I had throughout this process is understanding the importance of the app softwares that I use for a project. I had this vision to include a walk-through of the app on the website, but creating the animation was tough since I used Sketch for the app design. With this, I needed to import the Sketch file onto Adobe XD, create a simple animation, and then import it to Adobe After Effects to add into the final animation. These were a lot of extra steps, and a lot of time trying to figure out how to make it work, that could have been avoided if I planned my end goals of the project better.
Next Steps and Revisions
This project is a speculative design of a coaster that connects to an app. One step that I want to pursue is user-testing a wider range of audience on usertesting.com in order to fully understand the usability of the app and gain more insights on whether this is a product many people would use.
In the future, I want to create another product that is geared towards restaurants in order to make service more efficient but still maintaining the proper measurements and preciseness. Wit this in mind, I think that redesigning the bar-matt that bartenders use, but making it a light up scale will increase the target audience and the scope of this project.