In-Class Design Assignment
Primary/Secondary Research, Wireframing, Grid Design, Sketch
TCKTS was an in-class assignment at BrainStation in the summer of 2017. We were challenged to design a prototype that showcases the search feature for any activity of our choosing. The process included researching current designs, utilizing shape/text tools in Sketch to create UI elements, and utilizing grids/spacing effectively.
I decided to focus on improving the search functionality for finding event tickets. I used popular apps such as SeatGeek, StubHub and Gametime as my baseline and challenged myself to design a simplified user experience. TCKTS was designed to meet the needs of those who knew which event they wanted to attend and those who were curious about what was happening around them.
Whether you are looking for sports games or shows, the simple-to-use navigation of TCKTS allows people to find and select tickets fast and easily.
How Might We…
use search functionality to help people find nearby events quickly and efficiently?
This feature gives people quick and easy access to all the tickets available for a particular event they have in mind. Through personal experience and the research I conducted, it was found that people often know exactly which event they are looking for, so I wanted to offer a simple way to search for specific events directly.
Below you will see the flow a person would go through when using the quick search feature. An essential part of the process is the “autocomplete” feature under the search bar. Having relevant artists, teams, venues, or events populate immediately is an effective way to speed up the process.
This feature of the prototype was designed for people who are looking for something to do but are unaware of the events going on. This process starts with the person choosing if they are looking for a sporting event or a show, and then they are required to fill in at least one of the four filter criteria.
The search results will vary based on the number of filters entered, but a minimum of one filter would be required. Once an event has been selected, a map of the venue and a list of available tickets from various sites would populate. Additional filters can then be applied on the final screen for added specificity.