Case Study

Case Study

Case Study

Case Study

bizz buzz

bizz buzz

bizz buzz

bizz buzz

A social media platform for entrepreneurs to network and collaborate

A social media platform for entrepreneurs to network and collaborate

A social media platform for entrepreneurs to network and collaborate

A social media platform for entrepreneurs to network and collaborate

✦ Background

In traditional academic models, lectures, reading, and note-taking have typically been the norm. Nevertheless, studies show that people effectively retain skills and knowledge through more tactile and engaging methods, such as hands-on practice, discussions, demonstrations, and teaching others what they have just learned.

*Source: National Training Laboratories Institute for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL)

✦ The Challenge

Bizz Buzz is a groundbreaking social media platform designed specifically for entrepreneurs, addressing the aforementioned challenges head-on. It offers a range of features, including industry-specific groups, resource sharing, project collaboration tools, and tailored matchmaking algorithms, fostering meaningful connections and facilitating valuable collaborations within the entrepreneurial community.

From its inception, Bizz Buzz aimed to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs network and collaborate. Inspired by the struggles faced by entrepreneurs in their personal journeys, the platform's founders embarked on a mission to create a solution that would empower entrepreneurs worldwide. They envisioned a space where like-minded individuals could come together, share experiences, exchange knowledge, and forge partnerships that transcend traditional boundaries.

Bizz Buzz's journey began with a small team of dedicated individuals who believed in the power of entrepreneurship and the impact it could have on the world. They meticulously analyzed the pain points faced by entrepreneurs, conducting in-depth market research and engaging with the community to understand their needs. Armed with this knowledge, they set out to build a social media platform that would bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and provide them with a supportive ecosystem.

Throughout the development process, the team worked tirelessly to ensure that Bizz Buzz catered to the unique requirements of entrepreneurs. They incorporated cutting-edge technology, intuitive user interfaces, and robust security measures to create a platform that would be both user-friendly and safe. Their vision was to empower entrepreneurs to connect with potential collaborators, access valuable resources, and gain exposure to new opportunities, ultimately propelling their businesses to new heights.

Since its launch, Bizz Buzz has witnessed a remarkable journey of growth and success. Entrepreneurs from various industries have flocked to the platform, drawn by its vibrant and supportive community. Users have harnessed the power of Bizz Buzz to forge strategic partnerships, discover innovative solutions, and tap into a vast network of like-minded individuals. Through its diverse range of features and user-centric approach, Bizz Buzz continues to empower entrepreneurs worldwide, fueling their dreams and driving economic growth.

year

2023

category

Personal Project

timeframe

16 days

role

tools

Framer
✦ Scope & Process

73

high fidelity screens

300+

hours of process, discovery, design and testing

37

components + dozens of variants

73

high fidelity screens

300+

hours of process, discovery, design and testing

37

components + dozens of variants

Entrepreneurs engaging in a lively discussion during a Bizz Buzz networking event.

Research

✦ Goals

Nomado is a travel startup born by the collaboration of professionals from tech and banking industries. The company has a strong dev department but the design language was weak and kit-made so that they had a risk of getting lost in the pool of competitors.

✦ Objectives

Nomado is a travel startup born by the collaboration of professionals from tech and banking industries. The company has a strong dev department but the design language was weak and kit-made so that they had a risk of getting lost in the pool of competitors.

What

We

Learned

✦ What We Learned

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👍

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👍

Motivation

Motivation
  • Professional ambitions

  • Personal knowledge / enjoyment

  • “The bigger picture”, rewards

💢

💢

💢

💢

Dealing with Frustrations

Dealing with Frustrations
  • Leaning on community for support and discussion

  • Stepping away momentarily to reframe

Preferences

Preferences
  • Watching demonstrations / following along

  • Practice / trial and error

  • Collaboration with peers

  • Watching videos

  • Creating a routine and deadlines

  • Receiving feedback

👎

👎

👎

👎

Pain Points

Pain Points
  • Reading and lectures

  • Internal sources (doubt, insecurity), burnout, distractions

  • Disconnection from instructors

  • Pace of technology has led to a vast amount of resources

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Insights

Insights
  • Most students found it rewarding to pay it forward

  • Teaching others reinforced their skills and knowledge

  • Many users want a focused community or classroom

  • Younger demographics learn at a higher capacity

"How might we help people who learn new skills
feel less isolated or discouraged
as a result of learning on their own?"

"How might we help people who learn new skills
feel less isolated or discouraged
as a result of learning on their own?"

"How might we help people who learn new skills
feel less isolated or discouraged
as a result of learning on their own?"

"How might we help people who learn new skills
feel less isolated or discouraged
as a result of learning on their own?"

Define

03

Design

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Interaction Design - User Flows
Interaction Design - User Flows
✦ Sketches & Wireframes
✦ Responsive Design - Desktop
✦ Brand Core Values

In order for wireframes to evolve into high fidelity, proper planning needed to be taken into account. I first set out to establish the proper core values that would capture the tone of the brand's identity. I settled on the following: Accessible, Bold, Curious, Expressive, Friendly, Modern, and Vibrant. This lended itself heavily for pursuing a direction in visual style.

✦ Gathering Inspiration Through Moodboarding
Moodboard
Moodboard
Color and Typography
Color and Typography
✦ Logo & Visual Identity

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Logo - Variations and Scale
Logo - Variations and Scale
✦ Component Library
✦ The Outcome

(Work in Progress)

Mockup Screens
Mockup Screens
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    Thank you for your time

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    Thank you for your time

Let's work together.

Ryan Emmans © 2023

  • Don't be a stranger

    hello@ryanemmans.com

    Thank you for your time

    Don't be a stranger

    hello@ryanemmans.com

    Thank you for your time

    Don't be a stranger

    hello@ryanemmans.com

    Thank you for your time

Let's work together.

Ryan Emmans © 2023

  • Don't be a stranger

    hello@ryanemmans.com

    Thank you for your time

    Don't be a stranger

    hello@ryanemmans.com

    Thank you for your time

    Don't be a stranger

    hello@ryanemmans.com

    Thank you for your time

Let's work together.

Ryan Emmans © 2023