I had the opportunity to work in a team of 4 people and design a new mobile app for people to find jobs at Sears. The goal of this design was to create a service that was creative and catered to the student demographic.
Our team's idea was to incorporate the swiping gesture, to create an intuitive and fast job-searching service. My role in this project was to create the prototypes, which I did using Adobe Illustrator.
THE STARTING PAGE:
When you open the app, there is a simplistic and minimalistic page that prompts the user to either sign up or log in. The design of this page, and all of the proceeding pages, includes a gradient blue background that is reflective of the Sears' brand.
When the user first signs up for this service, they are prompted to input the standard information to create a profile. The design of these forms were focused on making it a painless experience, reducing the user's need to type wherever possible by providing drop-down menus and buttons.
The main function of the app displays the title of a job and an exemplary photo. Upon reading about the position, the user can swipe either left or right to submit their profile to the position. The gesture of swiping feels very natural and allows for a seamless user experience.
This project was a great way to gain and expand my experience in developing a mobile app. I was able to learn about the differences between the way a user interacts with a mobile interface, rather than a web interface. I was also able to gain a lot of insight in the job-searching field. Overall, this was a largely positive experience.