Need feedback on a website I designed for parents


saroyy

New Member
#1
Project can be seen here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/61915429/Potty-Stop-Web-App

It's a web app targeted at parents, which shows baby-changing facilities around the world.

I went for a soft tone, as I felt it was more appropriate for the demographic, as the aim of the app is to provide more availability of information around the world, rather than emphasising travelling.

So far, the only feedback i've got is that it's too hard to read with the colour scheme.

Thanks!
 

fisicx

Active Member
#2
Is is an app? It looks just like a website to me. And It's just images not the actual website.

The second screenshot is a login page - why would I need to login to discover the nearest changing facility the the Tesco store down the road.

It would be much better as a real app I can download to my phone.

And I agree the colours make it difficult to read.
 

saroyy

New Member
#3
Is is an app? It looks just like a website to me. And It's just images not the actual website.
Yes it's a website. What's the difference between a web app and website? And yes it's just images because all the functionality hasn't been added/designed yet.

The second screenshot is a login page - why would I need to login to discover the nearest changing facility the the Tesco store down the road.
That's up to the client, not me.

And I agree the colours make it difficult to read.
Ok thanks. So, apart from the colour scheme, how about the general design approach - is it suited for parents? I was thinking of going for more of a range of colours (not just blue/purple), but I felt that would be more suited for kids than parents themselves.
 

fisicx

Active Member
#4
It's the sort of thing your would need while on the road. Hence and app would be much more useful.

The whole approach is wrong. Parents will want the nearest changing room. So you need to geolocate then show the closest with a map of directions. Nothing else is needed. No login, no explore and no creation thing.

And the name isn't right. It's not a potty stop, it's a changing room app. If you want to know where nearest loo is then Google can already do this.

As to the colours - parents don't care. They just want the info.
 

saroyy

New Member
#5
It is a mobile app. I'm just making the web app to practice design (with the client's permission to use their data). Like I said, I am not the client, so I am not looking for feedback on the app.
As to the colours - parents don't care. They just want the info.
Thanks. I think I am worrying about the colour choice too much, whether it is right. But i'll look into changing the colour scheme.
 

fisicx

Active Member
#6
I'm now totally confused. If this is going to be a phone app (ie one you get from an app store) then your sample layouts aren't going to work. Your UI needs to be built for small screens not a full with browser. Screens 1, 4 for exmaple aren't needed and all the others would need to be in portrait.

As an aside, tell the client it will fail unless they change the workflow. If they don't make changes you will get the blame for the failure. Also tell them that using Google maps may break the EULA unless they pay for the services.
 

Paul Murray

Moderator
Staff member
#7
Colour scheme is definitely hard to read. The washed out effect on the images make it appear as if there was an issue with your exported files. I don't think the font used is appropriate either. It's child-like but you're targeting parents. Just design it to b

I have to agree with the whole web app/phone app thing too. If a parent needs somewhere to change a child on the move, they will use their phone. A desktop version of the app is practically redundant. When/where would they be sat in front of a large screen checking for changing facilities? You should do this as a mobile-first layout, then just do a widescreen version for the 0.1% of times that someone checks on a desktop device. It should be completely stripped down to the necessities. Imagine a parent with a baby in a buggy and toddler in tow trying to use this app to find a facility. They (barely) have one hand free. Strip down the interface and make it easy to use with just that one hand. Consider swipe gestures for navigation, important buttons placed close to the bottom of the screen (or just one – "Find nearest baby changing")

I'd also make the registration completely optional or specify other ways to login/sign-up (Facebook, Google, etc). No parent wants to be faffing with creating an account when they desperately need to get their crying child changed.
 

fisicx

Active Member
#8
The NCT baby change app already does this - without the need for a login. Guess which one parents will prefer to use...
 

saroyy

New Member
#9
Colour scheme is definitely hard to read. The washed out effect on the images make it appear as if there was an issue with your exported files. I don't think the font used is appropriate either. It's child-like but you're targeting parents. Just design it to b
Ok, great. Cheers!

Sorry, I never explained it properly. I've already developed a mobile app for a client. Now I am just designing a website to do the same thing, just to practice designing.

You are both correct about logging in though - for some reason I added that page when it isn't even required to use the mobile app :LOL:

Also fisicx, it seems like you have a lot to say about the app. You can give feedback to the client here.
 
#11
I used the feedback for the original designs to create a new version, which can be found here.

I also designed all the functionality from the mobile app version.
 

fisicx

Active Member
#12
You need to do your market research first, develop the customer journey, experiment with the UX/UI, build the wireframes and the structure and right at the very end add the CSS to make it look pretty.

All you have done so far is knock up some images. so not really sure what sort of review you want.

The colours still make it difficult to read.
 
#13
not really sure what sort of review you want.
Honestly, i'm not sure myself.

I've just started learning graphic design properly, and the first task I gave myself (after learning about elements and principles), was to design a web-app version of a mobile app I developed for a client.

Of course, we've all established that a web app would be a hassle for the target market, but I just wanted to design something to see where I am at.

So, I guess I want to know whether I used the elements and principles of design effectively.
 
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