Records serves as a centralized marketplace for collectors, music lovers and fans to purchase exclusive NFT songs (unreleased or new) from artists that they are interested in.
Users are able to browse NFT songs up for auction on the Marketplace or discover new artists on the Explore tab. Records will allow them to sync their crypto wallet if they want to make an offer.
As one of the two designers on the team, my main role was to help collect inspiration and design the screens of the prototype in Figma while my partner gathered assets. Working with a tight deadline, this was an efficient method as one of us focused on gathering resources while the other could work on having a prototype ready to hand to the developers.
However, before deciding on the MVP, we also brainstormed a Persona so that we could start designing with a user in mind.
By allowing users to preview a sample of the song and see current bids, they are then able to make their decision for whether or not they want to make an offer.
For ease of use, we’ve also had the app sync with different crypto wallets which they can use to make a bid.
We wanted Records to be a personalized experience, therefore our inspiration drew from a mix of existing NFT platforms but also music players, where there is a focus on curating songs and artists according to the user’s interests.
In considering the implementation of the app, we also thought of potential streams of revenue for the sustainability of Records.
After an exhausting but thrilling 24 hours, these were my biggest challenges:
Knowing that realistically, we had to have a design ready for the developers in one night, I shifted my focus to producing quality over quantity. Even though I wanted Records to be as perfect as my other projects, I knew that our team's end-goal was to have a strong idea to pitch - not just a pretty prototype. Overall, I'm grateful for the opportunity and am proud that Records placed us 2nd, granting us the opportunity to further discuss our idea to professionals at Ernst & Young.