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Loop: Email-based social calendar messages and cell alert system

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Final presentation for an interactive media class taught at the IIT Institute of Design

Final presentation for an interactive media class taught at the IIT Institute of Design

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  • 1. loop Jessica Gatto Interactive Media Spring 2007 Kames & Powell
  • 2. We are constantly juggling appointments, meetings, and family commitments along with social events, shows and gatherings. Overwhelmed by what we have to do, it’s easy to lose track of what we want to do. loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 3. Problem People want to see shows, try restaurants and attend events with friends. Events and shows are often cancelled or forgotten amidst the chaos of everyday life. People want access to their social calendar and daily options when on the go, i.e. at a restaurant, leaving work or at a friend’s house. loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 4. Problem Introducing loop People want to see shows, try Find events and invite friends to restaurants and attend events with accompany you to shows, events, friends. restaurants and bar outings. Events and shows are often cancelled Stay notified of changes in your social or forgotten amidst the chaos of calendar and be reminded of places you everyday life. would like to go. People want access to their social Have access to your social calendar calendar and daily options when on anywhere you go with your mobile the go, i.e. at a restaurant, leaving phone. work or at a friend’s house. Loop is a plug-in to Metromix and Gmail. + loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 5. User Personas Holly Hostess Marissa Maybe just secured her first job with an insurance busy graduate student who values her time with company downtown and spends much of her friends and family . . . when she can find it. time planning for the weekend. Life goals: Life goals: - advance her career in environmental law - become a successful sales rep for her - find a place to call home insurance company - make an impact on the world through - meet a guy she can’t live without hard work and dedication to a cause - make new friends and strengthen current relationships User end goals: - let others know where she’s going and be User end goals: able to change her mind and let all know - find something fun to do this weekend - not miss the Metro show at the end of - share events and plans with friends the month - try the new restaurants and bars that - see what friends are interested in doing she reads about online loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 6. User Personas Vivien Visitor Wally Whatsup currently a med student in Los Angeles, went to undergrad in Chicago and often visits career plans temporarily on hold, spends friends who have stayed in the area. each night hopping between hip events, bars and restaurants. Life goals: - complete medical school and become Life goals: a radiologist - find a job and a career that he enjoys - meet someone smart, funny, and willing - make his parents proud to deal with busy lifestyle - find friends, keep friends, reconnect with old buddies who have lost touch User end goals: - easily sign up for the same social network User end goals: as friends in Chicago - find the hottest events going on this - see each and every friend regardless of weekend different social groups - make an appearance at every party or - try a few new places and visit old gathering favorites - meet new people, make new connections loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 7. Interaction framework: find something to do Uploads an event found Uploads a online restaurant she would like to try Emails a friend an invitation Reads about event Accepts invitation Forwards invitation to other friends Reads about event Uploads a concert Declines invitation, date found online sends email to to her social invitor calendar System uploads System uploads Sends declination System uploads System uploads event to social event to social + message to W restaurant and event to calendar (H) calendar (W) location to individual social individual social calendar Sends invite + Sends confirmation calendar message to W + message to H loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 8. Interaction framework: find something to do Contacts visiting Emails friend friend regarding entire month’s plans for the social calendar weekend Friend tentatively accepts invitation Uploads H’s calendar to her social calendar Reads about events Chooses to select 3 of 12 upcoming events to add to her calendar System sends System uploads Sends invite + System uploads social calendar weekend events message to M event to social to V from W social calendar (M) calendar to V social calendar Sends confirmation + message to H loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 9. Interaction framework: find an event on-the-go Recieves alert Syncs calendar and checks out to cell phone alternatives before leaving for a night out Decides to meet W at bar Checks calendar Syncs calendar to see what events to cell phone are nearby before leaving for Selects bar and a night out alerts friends with same option Checks the Syncs calendar evening’s events to cell phone before leaving for Concert sold out a night out - decides to attend a play with friends System uploads System texts System provides System lists social calendar to all friends who area events by chosen events individual cell have confirmed/ distance, time, and their nightly phones tentatively people, category, status. confirmed event urgency Marks locations on that night a local map loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 10. User flow: post an event do not post to metromix check friend availability compose remove message invitation compose new send email User end goals: email - find something fun to do this weekend - share events and plans with add invitees friends - try the new restaurants and bars that she reads about online loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 11. Wireframe: post an event Wally Whatup, Vivian Visitor, Marissa Maybe loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 12. Wireframe: post an event Wally Whatup, Vivian Visitor, Marissa Maybe Hey! We’ve added an invite to this email. invite Metromix posting loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 13. User flow: accept/decline an invitation get more info on Metromix invite others (forward) yes invite no return email others? yes or maybe recieve read about accept invitation via event invitation? email Marissa Maybe no User end goals: check friends - let others know where she’s in attendance going and be able to change her mind and let all know - not miss the Metro show at the end of the month - see what friends are interested in doing loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 14. Wireframe: accept/decline an invitation Holly’s Birthday Party! respond/upload: invitees: 512 N. McClurg Ct. #4208 yes X yes Sunday, March 5 at 9:00pm X maybe maybe X no *you are currently available no ? at this date and time Will you attend? Wally Whatup Marissa Maybe yes no maybe Vivian Visitor www.metromix.com/barsandclubs/070227.html view more friends loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 15. Wireframe: accept/decline an invitation Holly’s Birthday Party! respond/upload: invitees: 512 N. McClurg Ct. #4208 yes X yes Sunday, March 5 at 9:00pm X maybe maybe X no *you are currently available no ? at this date and time Will you attend? Wally Whatup Marissa Maybe yes no maybe Vivian Visitor www.metromix.com/barsandclubs/070227.html view more friends Friend 4 Friend 5 Friend 6 Friend 7 Friend 8 Friend 9 loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 16. User flow: find something to do choose to enter area browse or genre search map location no attend event? enter event or description location reviews yes or maybe User end goals: write a - find something fun to do this review weekend - share events and plans with friends invite a - try the new restaurants and bars friend? that she reads about online upload to no calendar send invitation yes no add message? enter choose friends message yes to invite loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 17. Wireframe: upload an event from metromix loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 18. Wireframe: upload an event from metromix yes maybe uploading to calendar . . . loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 19. Wireframe: invite friends to event on metromix *event has been uploaded as “maybe” yes maybe no invite a friend? Wally Whatup Marissa Maybe Vivian Visitor view more friends message: invite loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 20. Wireframe: invite friends to event on metromix yes maybe no inviting friends . . . invite a friend? Wally Whatup Marissa Maybe Vivian Visitor view more friends message: what do you guys think? we could stay for the show afterwards . . . invite loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 21. Wireframe: invite friends to event on metromix *invited Wally, Marissa, Vivian. yes maybe no invite a friend? Wally Whatup Marissa Maybe Vivian Visitor view more friends message: invite loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 22. Wireframe: accept/decline an invitation ‘Hudson Lake’ Book Launch The Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway Laura Mazzuca Toops signs her historical Jazz Age novel about the architect of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Machine Gune Jack McGurn, and other 1920’s mobsters. The book alow features The Green Mill as one of the settings. Feb. 14: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. *you are currently available at this date and time Price: Free. Phone: 773-878-5552 Will you attend? Wally Whatup Marissa Maybe yes no maybe Vivian Visitor www.metromix.com/barsandclubs/070227.html view more friends loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 23. User flow: find an event on-the-go notify friends read details yes select event for details who’s there change response? connect to no friend via cell view friends’ locations Wally Whatsup User end goals: check map view on PDA restaurants - find the hottest events going on this weekend - make an appearance at every party or gathering view events - meet new people, make new connections view suggestions loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 24. Wireframe: find an event on-the-go Friday, February 8, 2007 8:52pm House of Sushi 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 *Maiz Restaurant House of Sushi 2156 N. California Ave. 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-948-5555 773-555-5555 House of Sushi Fernando’s Restaurant 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 3680 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 773-555-5555 W Pat McCurdy @ Beat Kitchen 9pm *Wishbone Restaurant 3120 N. Lincoln Ave. 3120 N. Lincoln Ave. House of Sushi 773-555-5555 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 suggested no’s exit loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 25. Wireframe: find an event on-the-go Friday, February 8, 2007 8:52pm Blue Line Riders yes Elbo Room maybe 2971 N. Lincoln Ave. 9:00pm no there now event details Friend 1 Friend 2 Friend 3 Friend 4 Friend 5 Friend 6 Friend 7 loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 26. Wireframe: find an event on-the-go Friday, February 8, 2007 8:52pm House of Sushi 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 *Maiz Restaurant House of Sushi 2156 N. California Ave. 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-948-5555 773-555-5555 House of Sushi Fernando’s Restaurant 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 3680 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 773-555-5555 W Pat McCurdy @ Beat Kitchen 9pm *Wishbone Restaurant 3120 N. Lincoln Ave. 3120 N. Lincoln Ave. House of Sushi 773-555-5555 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 suggested no’s exit loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 27. Wireframe: find an event on-the-go Friday, February 8, 2007 8:52pm House of Sushi 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 *Maiz Restaurant House of Sushi 2156 N. California Ave. 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-948-5555 773-555-5555 House of Sushi Fernando’s Restaurant 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 3680 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 773-555-5555 W Pat McCurdy @ Beat Kitchen 9pm 3120 N. Lincoln Ave. *Wishbone Restaurant *confirmed 3120 N. Lincoln Ave. House of Sushi 773-555-5555 3001 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-555-5555 suggested no’s exit loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 28. User flow: find something to do no choose to sign up? find event on enter email metromix yes address Vivien Visitor sign up for suggestions? User end goals: recieve confirmation yes select “yes” - easily sign up for the same email social network as friends in Chicago - see each and every friend regardless of different social groups confirm no membership - try a few new places and visit old favorites loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 29. Wireframe: create an account upload this event to your PDA with loop! your email address sign up free! loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 30. Wireframe: create an account thanks for joining loop! a confirmation email has been sent to your account! loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 31. Wireframe: create an account Welcome to loop! You’re officially one click away from being in the loop . . . confirm Based on the events, restaurants and parties that you attend over time, the loop staff will begin to suggest locations based on your history. These can be turned off and/or email us and we will remove the suggestion service. Thanks, and welcome! loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 32. Wireframe: create an account Welcome to loop! You’re officially one click away from being in the loop . . . confirm membership confirmed! Based on the events, restaurants and parties that you attend over time, the loop staff will begin to suggest locations based on your history. These can be turned off and/or email us and we will remove the suggestion service. Thanks, and welcome! loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 33. On social networking . . . A very fine line exists between sharing information Social networking site users are loyal. Groups of and sharing too much information. An example of this friends have the tendency to be loyal to one social controversy is the Facebook’s “News Feed,” released in networking site while refusing to join others. I suppose mid-2006. Users were immediately appauled that the this may stem from the exclusivity of sites like Facebook social networking site was posting their every move - (which may change soon) and the annoyance of what friends they had added, who they had messaged, checking a number of different sites. and so on. They soon apologized for the control they took away from users and added new privacy levels to Different types of communication between single accomodate different user needs. user and her or his contacts. What a user may say on a dating website is not something they want to share with Social networking sites house cliques. While the name a school networking site or with their parents via email. may shout “meet new people,” I found through speaking The clearest example of the problem this could create with people and looking at different sites that there are took place in 2004 when news broke that employers two distinct types of social network users: those who are were looking up employees and potential employees on looking to find new friends and those who want a new Google, Facebook, and MySpace. method of communicating with current friends. The ratio of the two types seems to vary substantially between sites (i.e. Facebook vs. LinkedIn). The stigma has been lifted. I read in Harper’s Index that 1 in every 8 US couples that married in 2006 met online. No joke. I wonder where they got that information. loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007
  • 34. Principles of design, hueristics Consistency. Loop crosses over three distinct platforms, presenting a need for consistency. The primary use was color - red for “not going,” yellow for “maybe going,” and green for “definitely going.” Blue was used for system feedback, which includes suggested events and locations on the PDA/cell phone map. Both system feedback and suggestions are communicated in script with an asterisk preceding. W Pat McCurdy @ Beat Kitchen 9pm 3120 N. Lincoln Ave. *confirmed *invited Wally, Marissa, Vivian. Wally Whatup, Vivian Visitor, Marissa Maybe yes maybe no invite a friend? Wally Whatup Marissa Maybe Vivian Visitor view more friends loop | concept models and persona | Jessica Gatto | Interactive Media Spring 2007

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