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SILVERTIPS

OVERVIEW:

SilverTips is a social site that is available as a website and an iPad app. It aims to keep senior citizens connected to a wider community as they are becoming increasingly isolated in a fast paced world. This inspiration for this project came from my time volunteering at a senior center in California where I befriended a former math professor who was more than happy to tutor me in my struggles with calculus. I realized then that decades of experience should not be wasted just because someone retires.

SilverTips connects senior users with people who need their knowledge and wisdom. The website is designed to be consistent and easy to use for all levels of digital literacy. User safety is also emphasized to keep the whole community healthy and thriving.

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ROLE:

PROCESSES:

UX/UI Designer

User Research 

Wireframes 

Low-fidelity prototype 

User testing 

High-fidelity prototype

HIGH-FIDELITY WEBSITE PROTOTYPE:

HIGH-FIDELITY

iPAD APP

 PROTOTYPE:

USER RESEARCH:

Research was drawn from time volunteering in a senior center in California. Information about community members were gleaned from interviews and involved questions about personal history, past occupations, and desires for the future.

Additional research was drawn from public initiatives at various senior centers across New York.

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WIREFRAME:

Initial design ideas for iPad app. Special focus was given to simple shapes allowing for easier use for a range of fine motor abilities.

Secondary goal of simplicity was to reduce any anxiety that less digitally literate users might have encountering unfamiliar technology.

USABILITY STUDY:

 

Users were given tasks to do and give feedback on how difficult they found the tasks to be. Results were synthesized to make design changes.

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LOW-FIDELITY PROTOTYPE:

Based on feedback gathered from the first iteration of a digital wireframe prototype, the iPad app was simplified and made less cluttered.

Users appreciated the large simple shapes and that it felt intuitive on a touchscreen.

Some users expressed interest in using SilverTips on a computer desktop, which then spurred the design for a website.

HIGH-FIDELITY PROTOTYPE:

Graphics were created using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The high-fidelity iPad app prototype was then created in Figma.

HIGH-FIDELITY

iPAD APP

 PROTOTYPE:

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HIGH-FIDELITY PROTOTYPE:

Graphics were created using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The high-fidelity website prototype was then created in Figma.

HIGH-FIDELITY

WEBSITE APP

 PROTOTYPE:

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