MINGLE | Interactive Badge & Web App
MINGLE is an innovative conference badge that helps people connecting to each other according to their LinkedIn profile. Mingle is also a WebApp for mobile, tablet and desktop.
When: 2015 | What: Interactive Badge, Web App / Web Summit Hackathon (Dublin) | Software: Illustrator, Sketch App | Production: 3D printing, Autocad
The Web Summit - Hackathon, what an amazing experience! Three days working in team with people from different backgrounds - product design, marketing, software development, and project management among the others.
We faced the challenge of developing a concept from the initial sketches to the final working prototype with the help of mentors from the top design Irish scene. 48 hours to come up with something useful and strong to be pitched in front of a jury in 5 minutes.
In a team of seven, I was responsible for the UX Design and Interface of the platform and the badge. It’s always thrilling when you have to work with people with different expertise and ideas, perhaps even more challenging when everything needs to be done in only 48 hours. I’ve learned how to explain my point of view to the rest of the team and I’ve worked in pair with the product designer to match the interface of the screens with the badge itself. We gave HF mock ups of the website to the developer and helped the marketing guys to design the presentation for the intended audience. Everything needed to be defined, so using brainstorming and mind maps techniques we came up with personas, scenarios, user stories and requirements list. From this common foundations everyone started to work to achieve his/her tasks. A sample of the badge was then made using 3D printing and developers designed the website and the system using Arduino.
I didn’t really sleep much that week end but it was well worth it. Not least for the networking side, which helped me personally and professionally.
MINGLE mobile app
MINGLE - Pitch
MINGLE logo development
Different colors symbolize the different area of expertise involved, while the strokes link to the letter "P", which stands for Professionals. The strokes arose from a common center and spread energy, which is exactly the process that happens during a conference when people start a conversation.
The Mingle Team