UI/UX CASE STUDY
Musicare is a mobile application with step-by-step guides for basic maintenance, tuning, and information about musical instruments from all over the globe.
The integrated digital tuner and the ability to save to profile allow this pocket guide to grow with the user on every step of their musical journey.
Programs Used /
My Role /
User Interface Design
March 29th, 2021
The lack of maintenance can lead to inaccurate sound performance, accumulative damage, and costly repairs.
Many adults aged 20 to 60 experience computer anxiety. Information is widely available on websites not optimized for mobile access.
Currently, no mobile app exists.
These four elements make up the most significant design criteria.
iPhone 8, SE, X
Designed for iOS 14
Large text, labeled icons, voice capabilities, and WCAG compliance.
Feature musical instruments from all over the globe.
Integrated tuner and repair shop locator.
User Surveys & Interviews
Our main goal was to design a digital pocketbook to guide aspiring and professional musicians through their journeys.
The first step was to understand more about our users.
Has not experienced Computer Anxiety
Has some form of Computer Anxiety
Were taught by a teacher in-person
Were self-taught by using online services
Primarily use computers
Primarily use smartphones
How Might We . . .
. . . inform our users about the basic maintenance of musical instruments?
. . . help aspiring musicians explore new instruments and navigate their respective maintenance regimens?
Our Users Are . . .
. . . aspiring and professional musicians.
. . . older adults, some of whom have vision loss.
. . . adults who suffer from computer anxiety.
Through user interviews and by conducting an open card sort, we found our Most Viable Product (MVP) features.
Search | Discover | Instrument | Profile
Low Fidelity Sketches
Red routes were quickly visualized using hand-sketching.
Guerrilla testing using Marvel provided early validation before the design was made digital.
Omit Sound Recognition
Keep Text & Voice Search
List of Instruments
Separate Dedicated Screen
Be Saved to Favorites
Only Individual Instruments
Expand search for features in addition to instruments.
Onboarding tutorials made accessible at all times.
Organize instrument cards alphabetically.