Lead on Visual Design, supported User Experience
Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe XD
As music lovers ourselves, Mitch McKain and I were excited to start this passion project. This app should be an all-in-one place for indie heads, hip-hop fanatics and everyone in between to post about music in creative ways using the rating, commenting and sharing features while sparking conversations with friends new and old
Since most users were on many different platforms to achieve the same goal: sharing, discussing and discovering new music, we realized how convenient it would be for users to have one main platform to do so.
Make searching and finding new music easier for users with suggested albums, reviews and playlists.
Allow users to share albums, playlists and reviews to give users a sense of ownership and agency over their profile.
Give users the opportunity to interact through comments across the entire platform to allow a sense of community.
This flowchart incorporates the discovering, sharing and discussion aspects.
Vibrato's style visually resembles a bit of Spotify and Instagram. In today's age, users are most comfortable using new apps that feel familiar. Spotify and Instagram are extremely popular due to their intuitive design, and with Vibrato being an app with a large amount of different capabilities, the visual styles need to be simple and instinctive.
Giving users the ability to rate albums on a numerical scale of 1-100 and add a written reviews will help them organize their opinions on different albums. These ratings also will be displayed on their profile for other users to view and add comments to. This promotes users to share opinions with each other and make new connections.
To cater to the large amount of melophiles who just can't get enough new music, each user has a tailored to them discovery page. This is where the user can view recommended reviews, albums, songs, artists and playlists based on their in-app viewing history and their imported data from their streaming service of choice.