How we designed Foursquare Swarm 5.0(medium.com)

over 3 years ago from Greg Dougherty, Designer at Foursquare

  • Nidi —, over 3 years ago

    Hey Greg — Solid case study, I think you did a great job of capturing 8+ months of work without making it too lengthy. Out of curiosity how did your team implement user testing? You mentioned that you added the map as a large feature item based on knowing that your users liked to share the map; did you find these casual observations made from your user base more beneficial than a more controlled user testing scenario?

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    • , over 3 years ago

      Hey.. our great engineering team built out a few low-fidelity prototypes, which we could get in the hands of people and get directional feedback. We knew people liked to share their own maps on Twitter/FB, but it was helpful to hear reasons why they liked doing so during user research.

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