Our app will assist a user in selecting outfits. There are many possible combinations and occasions and this stores them in a comprehensive, searchable database. A user will store pictures with their appropriate tags and be able to search by tag for an outfit for every temperature and occasion.
People interested in fashion or just concerned with looking nice on a day to day basis, primarily females ages 12-35 and males ages 15-25 will be the primary users of our app.
Sam is getting ready to leave for his job in the menswear department of Saks Fifth Avenue. He pulls out his favorite grey pinstriped suit, mint green shirt, and green and purple paisley tie. He’s feeling great in this outfit and wants to remember it for another time. He grabs his smartphone,opens up his OutfITerator application, and snaps a photo of himself so he’ll remember it for another day. He’s now ready for a successful day at work.
2. Saving a photo with desired tags
Nicole just graduated high school and as a gift from her mother, she got a new gold lace shirt. Nicole can’t wait to show it off at her best friend’s 18th birthday party tonight. The question is, what should she wear it with? Jeans? No, too casual. Shorts? Not quite warm enough for a nearly summer evening. Black shimmery leggings? Perfect. Now all she needs is to remember this outfit for when a similar occasion comes up. She picks up her smartphone, takes a photo of herself in the outfit, and saves it under the tags“evening out” and “warm weather” and “five stars.” Now she’s all set for a great night tonight and many in the future.
3. Searching for a type of outfit
It’s 8:00 am and Emilio just got out of bed. He wants tohave a full hour at the gym before his 9:30 am class on the other side ofcampus, so he doesn’t have much time. He knows that a lot of the girls go tothe gym in the morning, so he needs to find the perfect workout outfit thatboth looks and feels great. He grabs his phone, opens the OutfITerator application,and selects the “gym” tag. He then flicks through the twelve pictures of himselfin workout outfits and chooses his red and black one. He’s now ready to hit thegym with speed and confidence.
4. Adding new categories/tags for a photo
Sam (see Task Scenario 1) has taken a photo of his spiffygrey-suited self before for work, but since he was in a rush, he only botheredto save it under the tag “work day.” When he comes home from work and changesout of his outfit, he smiles as he lays the clothes out on the bed. It was agreat outfit. Not excellent, but great. He picks up his smartphone, opens theOutfITerator application, opens the picture of himself that he took thatmorning, and types in the tag “four stars.” Now when he scrolls through thephotos in his “work” category, this picture will be displayed close to the topbecause of its fairly high ranking—just where it should be.
5. Changing the tags of a photo
Nicole (see Task Scenario 3) is now 21 years old; it was threeyears ago that she got that gold lace shirt for high school graduation that sheloved so much. That shirt is still in her closet, but instead of hanging in thefront with her favorite and most worn clothing, it has migrated its way to theback. Gold was a color that was all therage then, but now it just seems excessive. And lace used to be the essence ofgirly sophistication, but now it just seems trashy. She picks up hersmartphone, opens the OutfITerator application, and selects the photo of herwearing the shirt. She taps the tag that says “five stars,” and replaces itwith the tag “two stars.” Now it won’t come up right at the top every time sheopens the app and looks under the tag “evening out.”
6. Deleting a photo
Laura is a busy mother of two young boys. She has been usingthe OutfITerator application since before she had children, so she has yearsand years of her favorite outfits stored for easy access and inspiration. Whilecrawling on the floor with her boys during an elaborate set-up of the toy traintracks, she tore the sleeve of the blue flowered shirt she was wearing. Knowingshe won’t be able to wear it again, she picked up her smartphone, opened theOutfITerator application and deleted the photo of herself wearing the shirt.
We all worked as software Architects and Business analysts for this portion of the project. We analyzed the needs of users and thought about how to develop our design around the task scenarios in a user friendly way.