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VARIOUS ARTISTS - Experiencing music beyond streaming

 
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VARIOUS ARTISTS

Music sounds better with you…baby

 

Advisor: Katie Lee

Roles: research, synthesis, wireframes, prototype ideation/concept/flows, illustrations, UX/UI

Categories: Public Interfaces, UX research/strategy, product design, UX / UI, prototyping

 
 

 
 

“I know far more today about albums I hated in 1990 than I do about my favorite albums released last year.”

- James Jackson Toth (NPR)

 
 

 

PROBLEM

It’s amazing to be a music fan right now. With a single click, we can access almost every piece of music ever recorded.

However, gone are many of the physical artifacts and ritual behaviors from the past that were a crucial part of the music listening experience. 

CHALLENGE

How might we give fans a physical memory of music discovery in the age of endless streaming options?

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SOLUTION

An app that allows easy access to unique and memorable communal listening experiences when albums by favorite musical artists are released.

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AUDIENCE

The modern music obsessed streamer who may benefit from having a physical memory attached to their music listening experiences.

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PROTOTYPES

 
 

SPLASH SCREENS

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ONBOARDING SCREENS

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

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ARTIST INFO / PLAY

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PERSONAL FEED

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MERCH VOTE

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ABOUT THE HOST

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FINAL BOOKING

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CONTEXT

 
 

 
 

NOTION OF HAPPENINGS

 
 
 

SCREENSHOTS

 
 

 

EARLY ITERATIONS

 


 
 

VISUAL EXPLORATIONS

 
 

 
 

QUESTIONS

  • How do we ensure the merchandise is condoned by the band?  How can they profit from it?

  • How do we get bands to participate in Various Artists? Does it merge w Sofar Sounds? Is there a possibility of small surprise sets? Is this a Premium version?

  • Do we charge users for Various Artists or is it based on ads?

  • How creative can we get with settings beyond apartments and bars?  Can they be on subways or in other public spaces?

 
 
 
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