Spice It Up

Spice It Up iOS

Concept & Background

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Spice it Up is an app to help spicy-food lovers findrate, and share the best dishes in their area.

The app uses the powerful Yelp and SinglePlatform APIs to search already existing restaurants and menus, allowing users to easily find their favorite dishes and finally rate them according to what is most important – how spicy they are!

The primary audience for this app is users in urban areas who self-reportedly like spicy food. These users usually would rate food much less spicy than their counterparts and are frustrated by non-spicy lovers’ ratings – when they can find them.

There are no apps in the Google Play store or Apple Store that meet this need in the United States, and very few that approach this need in other countries. While I did find apps related to specific spicy-food chains, and exploring spicy ingredients, there is no app to share already existing spicy dishes, rate their spiciness, and/or find spicy dishes in one’s area.

Application Map

Spice it Up Final Proposal (1)


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Final Design & Interactive Prototype

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You can check out the interactive prototype for Spice It Up iOS on Marvel.

Spice It Up AppleTV

For the next iteration of the project, we were asked to turn the iOS application we had finished into a AppleTV experience. None of us had ever used the Apple TV – it had just come out – and we had to come up with creative ways to user test the project.

Here is an overview of the main changes from the iOS app and overall functionality and new mapping for the TV app.

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Here are my initial wireframes for the Apple TV version.

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User Testing

We had to get very creative with our user tests, thank goodness for plotters and post-its

Interactive Prototype & Final Design

Here is the final AppleTV app for Spice It Up. You can check out the interactive Marvel prototype here.

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