This project began with a brief to design an application that allows users to discover nearby food trucks, view a menu, select items for purchase, and checkout. Additional required features were to view previous transactions and leave a review. After a competitive analysis and user research, I discovered this solution exists in many formats. However, when I asked users what order ahead problem they would like to solve, the majority complained about the process for ordering coffee. After digging deeper into their issues, I decided to pursue a different path for the project and design a checkout process for this niche audience.
I began the discovery phase by researching the structure, design, and features of current order-ahead apps. Research confirmed that there are currently no applications that focus on coffee and tea beverages for multiple stores. Press should offer a familiar interface by offering a map view, list view, filters, search, and reviews. Research also uncovered that there was an opportunity for Press to stand out by offering curated images of items and a incorporating a feature that shows available locations based on a specific pick-up time.
After crafting user stories to ensure all project requirements and user needs were met, I created user flows for the sign in/up and ordering process.