Spotluck

Spotluck is a community based networking app that aims at bringing users together through themed Potlucks to create new relationships, try new food, and to support other members of their community.

Mobile App Concept – The Problem

What most people don’t understand about potlucks, is that they have recently been growing more popular, and have expanded into being more than uncomfortable office holiday parties or backyard get togethers. Due to mobile smartphones and modern technology, while we are connected to eachother more than ever before, the physical connections between humans are slowly going disappearing. Potlucks are being used as a new way of bringing people together, creating actual human interaction, and serve as a starting point for real face-to-face conversation. With Spotluck, users can either host or attend a local potluck event that is given a theme or marketed towards a certain community.

Personas

Since this app is not only for active community members, but also for specialized groups that could benefit from these types of Potlucks, I felt it was necessary to create personas in order to get a better understand of the target users and how each user could benefit from the app in different ways.

Paper Prototypes

After creating a basic user flow, I sketched out the basic framework of the screens before I moving into any design software.

Wireframes

Since this app is not only for active community members, but also for specialized groups that could benefit from these types of Potlucks, I felt it was necessary to create personas in order to get a better understand of the target users and how each user could benefit from the app in different ways.