KRYPTO

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Role

Research, Ideation,

Prototyping, Visual Interface,

UX/UI

 

Tools

Sketch, InVision, Photoshop,

Principle

 

 

A mobile app for exchanging Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Bitcoin has been around since 2009 and received massive media attention over the years. Still, the current method for buying bitcoin is complicated and lacks a streamlined process. Bitcoin hasn't crossed the chasm into mainstream use as the majority don't understand the blockchain or know what a ledger is.

Project Goals

1. Accessibility:

Serve as a more accessible and affordable way for trading and exchanging bitcoin and other digital currencies with lower fees

 

2. Awareness:

Increase the adoption of bitcoin and other digital currencies.

3. Stigma:

Reduce the stigma surrounding bitcoin and other digital currencies

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Research

Research Goal

Hypothesis

Assumptions 

Methods

Primary Research


To understand why more people aren't using bitcoin and why it hasn’t achieved mainstream use

By designing a more compelling and practical experience, my app will persuade more people into purchasing and trading digital currencies. I believe this will increase the adoption of bitcoin and help lead it into mainstream use.

People still have a lot of concerns when it relates to digital currencies as the majority even don't understand the blockchain or know how a ledger works. A lot of people are purchasing bitcoin through other means such as ATMs, as these procedures are more straightforward and required no onboarding

Interviews, Experience Mapping, User testing, Task flow

 

Reached out to both tech-savvy and non-tech-savvy users who aware of bitcoin and thought of or purchased it in the past

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Key Finding

"87 percent of the individuals who have heard of bitcoin have not minded, bought or sold the cryptocurrency."

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Insights

Accessibility

There is still a lot of room for improvement in regards to the accessibility of purchasing and trading bitcoin online. Current methods require extensive and often complicated onboarding procedures

Value

More people see bitcoin as a valuable store of value. However, there is still a lot of concern in regards to the volatile market of digital currencies

Security

A lot of concerns when it related to the secure storage of bitcoin and other digital currencies

Adoption

The exposure relating to bitcoin and other digital currencies has drastically increased over the years, as more people are looking to enter into the crypto space

How might we streamline the process and improve onboarding for trading and storing bitcoin?

Persona

Created two personas that best embodied the archetypes of the target audience

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Experience Map

I created an experience map of the primary persona Lisa Anderson to visualize her areas of frustration and highlight areas of opportunity. 

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Task Flow

After creating and organizing user stories, the core task was selected. I used the Task flow diagram to map out what happens to the user before and after they visit a particular page

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Ideation

Sketching

Used sketches to help explore different layout possibilities, which eventually transitioned into Sketch, Principle and later prototyped with InVision

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Prototyping

The first round of prototypes was created from the selected sketches I created, then tested by five users that best matched the target demographic

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User Testing

User testing sessions were an essential and insightful stage in the process of this project

In this stage, I conducted two rounds of five user tests on greyscale prototypes. These tests helped to understand each user’s success rate and time they spent to complete each task

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Summary

Insights

Round 1

After running the first round of user tests, it was made clear that users often confused  “Portfolio with “Profile” as meaning the same thing. Users were confused by some of the values contained in the graph of the “Portfolio” page, which made it clear that more concise language needed to be used (copywriting). Users also found icons and font sizes to be small; this showed a lack of hierarchy to represent the essential values. When attempting to increase the font size in the “Exchange” page, it uncovered that the initial design was limited due to its layout and positioning on the page

Round 2

After the second round of user tests, it was noticeable that more concise language needed to used when applied to the call to action “Max” and it’s intended purpose. The market value contained in the middle of the “Exchange” page didn’t add much value to the user and was often distracting. Users also felt that the design could benefit from more padding

Visual Identity 

Logo

Designed the logo in a way that the K in krypto contains dots that mimic a charts progression while completing the structure of the letter itself

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Brand Name

The Word Krypto comes from crypto but spelt with a K. I selected this name because easily relates to it’s  intended purpose, at the same time being different and edgy

Primary Colour

These colours were because they add depth to an otherwise flat design, dare to be different, and make a bold statement. It helps channel user's emotions, to better connect with the product. Gradient use in brand colours is a growing trend since 2018 and has only been growing in popularity. I believe the use of gradients in design helps distinguish the brand from commonly used colours and adds a touch of originality

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Identity

Purple (#9014EE)

Wealth, extravagance, royalty and power

Blue (#3905CD)

The sky and sea, associated with freedom and has positive effects on the mind and body

Hi Fidelity

After the second round of user testing and getting viable feedback on the second prototype redesign, I then transitioned high fidelity prototype

Motion Design

Created animations using Principle and Photoshop to make the app more interactive and help build brand recognition 

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Addition Work

Marketing Website

Created a marketing website with both desktop and mobile versions. Adding additional channels through which users can discover and download the digital product

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Alternate Platform

Web version

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Apple Watch

Created an alternative platform for Apple Watch which allows users to see their wallet balance and set price alerts for digital currencies

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Reflection

Don't get attached to your design. You are not your design

I realized how important it is as a designer to always be adapting, be open to change, as if you dont, you limit your options

Design Impact

Make bitcoin easy

Krypto simplifies the process for trading bitcoin and other digital currencies by attempting to build the most intuitive and seamless trading platform.

Future Thinking

What happens when bitcoin crosses the chasm into mainstream use?

If bitcoin achieved mass adoption, it would lead to a shift in paradigm.

As with any political or technological paradigm shift, there would be a massive chaotic movement, leading to change for the better and new stability. The government would have to change; banks would have to change. The market would call for this change. 

Bitcoin will displace the middle man; it will potentially replace CAD/USD exchange as the leader in XFC; it will challenge the gold standard; it will become the stable storage of value in the market. Eventually, it becomes a secure, reliable accepted means of transaction globally.

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