In the course "Application Design" we created a redesign of the Beste Reste App. An app from the German Federal Ministry of Food, which aims to help with food waste recycling. By closely examining the existing app, we gained important insights into its use and user experience. Based on these insights, we created a redesign of the Beste Reste app that communicates knowledge about sustainable food use in a more understandable way, helps prevent food waste more effectively, and is more intuitive to use.
The Understand phase was about getting a holistic view of the "Beste Reste App" through various research methods.
At the end of the Understand phase, we did a feature prioritization. We entered all existing features as well as ideas for new features into a table and sorted them by importance. In this step, we also summarized all of our key learnings from the Understand phase. We entered the appropriate key learnings for each function in the Kano model table. This helped us a lot to always have the gained knowledge present in the next phases.
In a card sorting we have organized and structured all contents of the app. We deliberately left out some old content and functions and added new ideas. We have revised the card sorting two more times in the course of the project, as new ideas have added some new content. Here is the latest version of the card sorting:
In the Materialize phase, we used the insights and ideas from the previous phases to develop a new design concept for the Best Reste App.