Think Local is a theoretical service that alerts you when important local decisions are made. It encourages attending community meetings with friends and keeps you in the loop of local issues you care about.
Think Local is a digital product/service for improving civic engagement. The idea was sparked by the North Dakota pipeline incident. I reimagined what the scenario would be like for a Brooklyn neighborhood and how engaged citizens would congregate, educate themselves on the topic, and voice their concerns at city council meetings before it was too late. Research shows citizens, no matter how busy, can handle more engagement with local politics as long as they are provided a well-designed system to operate in and enjoy.
Please take a look at the InVision prototype
Presentation in PDF can be found here
User Experience (UX) Sketching
Interviews, personas, storyboarding, competitive analysis, researching analogous systems for inspiration
Information Architecture Mapping - Flows
Not coded but InVision in this case, but normally this step is followed by rapid prototyping digital MVP with developers. I use Sketch and Zeplin for an easy workflow with developers. Sketch also allows style guide creation right within the app.
UI Visual Design and Branding
In this case using an InVision simulation on a smart phone. If I had a team of developers to work with we could also test out a real digital product with monitored sessions or unmonitored remote sessions that glean insights by collecting Google analytics on user activity. If digital, there would be opportunities for A/B testing by showing different users different versions of UI or content and comparing the behavior to see which layout/content produces better results/actions.