Find free items easily
"map app of freebies"
Nowadays everything has become easily accessible for most of us. This also means that we frequently change items, clothes, furniture, etc. Sometimes we just decide to live a minimalist life or we have to move out of our homes. These are the times we go over our unused stuff and start looking for ways to give them out because it's not worth the hassle of selling them. Sometimes we give them to our friends and sometimes we live them in the streets for others to pick up. This is very common in Berlin, Germany. However, we want to help people to make this process easier and allow others to search for free items that they may need.
There’s an abundance of useful objects in the streets of Berlin, but in order to find them you have to
be in the right place at the right time:
a) people who need the free items/objects don't know about their existence (unless they come across them by accident in the street)
b) people who want to give away items for free don't know how to share about them
c) this creates trash in the streets because others don't know about these items
Geofree is an app that allows users to:
a) post their no longer used items for the giveaway;
b) allows others to easily find the free items shared by others.
I tried to understand the problem first and looked into the objectives of the project.
Conducted user research and learned about user problem;
Analyzed user insights:
Sketched a simple representation of the solution:
Typography and Logos
Creating UI Mockups
Conduct User Test Iterate
After going over the project background we started with listening to users to understand how they giveaway their free items or pick up free items.
To get deep insight into the problem and how users feel, we conducted several interviews. Each of us reached out to 5 people and conducted an online open-ended interview.
Here is what we learned about givers and takers:
We brainstormed and analyzed our findings.
Tools used: Figma
I sketched some of the web pages
Before starting the UI Mockups, I love to spend time on different sources searching for inspiration and creating a visual representation of all the images, texts, fonts, and colors. Here I collected some ideas with a focus on our main app color, green.
Typography and Logos