Discover the art of dual-project design — mobile app and admin panel excellence in one case study. It’s a journey worth taking.

March 2023-May 2023

Timeline

Product Designer

Role

Tools

Figma

Adobe Illustrator

Background

As part of an internship at Turtu, a design firm, a transformative e-commerce app project was undertaken for Athani Artisans. The objective was to create a cutting-edge digital platform for their unique handmade footwear, revolutionizing their business operations. The project aimed to attract a wider audience, boost sales, and enhance the overall customer experience. Through a comprehensive design process, the e-commerce app was developed to seamlessly showcase the products, facilitate secure transactions, and provide a user-friendly interface for browsing and purchasing.

Problem

Athani Artisans, a renowned brand specializing in handmade Kolhapuri footwear, needed a digital platform to expand their business beyond their physical store. The absence of an e-commerce app prevented them from reaching a wider audience, increasing sales, and providing a seamless shopping experience for their customers.

Goal

The goal was to create a user-friendly and visually captivating app that would effectively showcase their unique products and cater to the specific requirements of the footwear industry.

User Research

Conducted focused research by comprehensively analyzing client requirements and studying competitors’ products, establishing a foundation for informed design decisions in the development of the app project.


User Pain points

Finding the Right Fit: One of the most common challenges The customers face is finding the right size and fit. Sizes can vary depending on the style, and even if the size is correct, the fit may not be comfortable. This can lead to frustration and the need for returns or exchanges.

Lack of Inventory: The customers are disappointed when they can’t find the shoes they want in their size, color, or style. This can be particularly frustrating if the customer has already invested time in researching and browsing the selection.

Limited Selection: The customers feel that the selection of shoes available is too narrow, or that they are unable to find a shoe that meets their specific needs or preferences.

Price: Shoes can be expensive, and customers do struggle to find shoes within their budget that also meet their style and quality requirements

Quality and Durability: The customers are hesitant to purchase shoes online because they cannot inspect the shoes in person, and they were concerned about the quality and durability of the product.

Challenge

The challenge was to create a user-friendly and visually captivating app that would effectively showcase their unique products and cater to the specific requirements of the footwear industry.

Solution

Creating a bespoke e-commerce app for Athani Artisans, renowned for handmade Kolhapuri footwear, to extend their market reach, enhance the shopping experience, and integrate traditional craftsmanship with digital convenience.

Target Audience

The target audience is Men, Women, Kids and Wedding. The age is from 20 to 35 and 45 to 55 people. The people who prefer ethnic wear and ethnicity

Information Architecture

Created a well-structured information architecture to establish a logical framework for organizing content and features within the app project.

User Flow

Designed user flows that guide users through intuitive pathways, ensuring smooth and efficient interactions while navigating the app.

Design System

User interface should provide unified experience to users. The key to creating an outstanding and consistent interface is to pay attention to all details, palette, typeface — everything should work well together.

Lo-fi Design

I created a set of low-fidelity wireframes with very minimal use of color in order to focus on the user experience. I wanted to make sure to focus on usable design before incorporating visual design elements into my work.

Hi-fi Design

Developed high-fidelity designs that translate conceptual ideas into visually polished and functional interfaces, incorporating brand aesthetics and user-centric elements to deliver an engaging and cohesive user experience for the app project.

Admin Panel

Overview

The client also needed the Central hub ie., Admin Panel that empowers administrators and business owners to efficiently manage and control various aspects of their business operations through a user-friendly interface. The goal is to provide a comprehensive set of tools and features that facilitate data management, user management, analytics, and more, in a way that enhances productivity and decision-making.


Initial Research and Inspiration: Gathered inspiration from existing eCommerce platforms, industry trends, and successful user interfaces. This informs the initial design direction, ensuring alignment with best practices and user expectations.


Client Requirements Integration: Incorporated client requirements to tailor the admin panel to their specific needs. This includes features such as product management, order processing, inventory control, user profiles, and subadmin creation.


User-Centered Design: Prioritized a user-centric approach despite limited research, aiming to create an intuitive and efficient interface that supports administrators’ tasks.

Conclusion

The admin panel for the footwear eCommerce app offers an inclusive platform for administrators to proficiently manage product listings, orders, inventory, customer interactions, user profiles, and more. With a focus on user experience and comprehensive functionality, the admin panel enhances operational efficiency and strategic decision-making for the eCommerce business. The incorporation of user profiles and login capabilities showcases the commitment to providing administrators with an adaptable and secure platform that accommodates their operational needs and fosters success in the dynamic online retail landscape.

My Takeaway from this project

Designing both the mobile app and admin panel for the footwear company has been a profound learning journey. Taking on the role of the sole designer from inception to project handoff has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the design process. Through this experience, I’ve learned the value of end-to-end ownership, encompassing everything from ideation and prototyping to final implementation.

Effective communication emerged as a linchpin in this venture. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, understanding client requirements, and translating design concepts into tangible solutions reinforced the importance of clear and concise communication. This skill has proven instrumental in fostering collaboration and ensuring a unified vision.

Furthermore, the project highlighted the significance of user-centered design and adaptability. While I drew inspiration from industry trends and client needs, I also recognized the ongoing need for comprehensive research to create user-centric experiences. Navigating various challenges, from crafting intuitive interfaces to addressing evolving client demands, has enriched my problem-solving skills and underscored the importance of agile design methodologies. Ultimately, this project has cultivated my ability to manage complex projects independently, embrace change, and deliver impactful design solutions.

Thank you!

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| Designed & Developed by Santosh Sonnad

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| Designed & Developed by Santosh Sonnad

© 2024 - All Rights Reserved.

| Designed & Developed by Santosh Sonnad