Tasty: UX/UI Design

Tasty Recipe collection app mockup - UX/UI design project

The project

Tasty is an app that gives the user the opportunity to search for and find recipes that suit their needs. With voice recognition and AI the user can follow the recipes both on and off screen.

This was a passion project initiated by myself.

My role

As this was a passion project I worked on in my spare time I was the only person working on it. With some help from people in my surroundings I could conduct user research and facilitate workshops.

The process

Contextual inquiry

Participants were asked to find and follow a recipe while cooking. They talked me through their process and what they were thinking at each step, while I’d ask clarifying questions.

Contextual inquiry

Persona

The feedback from the contextual inquiries was used to create a persona. The main focus was to identify any pain points users may have while finding and following recipes.

Persona

Workshop

With the help of potential users, I facilitated a workshop where the aim was to come up with ways to alleviate the personas pain points. It was a creative workshop with brainstorming and sketching activities.

Workshop

User flow diagram

With the research and ideas from the workshop I shaped the structure and information architecture of the app. This was visualised as a user flow diagram.

User flow diagram

Wireframe, UI & prototype

Once the structure and content of the app was outlined, the work on wireframes and UI began. A prototype was created to be used for user testing.

Sketches & wireframes Mockups & prototyping

User testing

After the user tests were carried out I found a few iterations were needed, as well as opportunities for new feature. Users were missing a way to easily change servings, which was a feature that was added on after the user tests.

User testing

The results

The final result of the project was an app concept which would create a unique experience when exploring new recipes and cooking. By utilising voice recognition and AI the user can follow the recipes both on and off screen. There is also the option to set default measurements as well as selecting how many servings they wish the recipe to be for. These features alleviates our personas main pain points.

Tasty app screen mockups.

Reflection

As this was a passion project that was never meant to be fully developed, the focus was on the design deliverables rather than any measurable outcomes. I initiated this project because I wanted to work on something just for fun, with no restrictions or requirements. I definitely feel I got to be creative and come up with an innovative solution, so overall I’m happy with the outcome.