Snarkly, the website that almost was.
I was asked to do preliminary design work to create a competitor to Etsy.com.
The home page. Two personas were developed: Ann, a shop owner, and Sarah, a customer. Desktop, touchscreen, and mobile layouts are shown. Picture navigation by swiping in either direction or using the navigational arrow buttons on either side of the row.
The application form is 2 pages: The first page, Tell us about your business, collects contact information and filing status about the business, and contains the terms under which a vendor can sell on the site. The second page, Tell us what you make, collects information about what the vendor makes and their process. There is a pop-up to upload photographs of products and process. The image upload pop-up is a standard pattern on the site.
Product search/browse page includes a search bar and a hierarchical taxonomy selection list (categories, color, size, price, vendor name, etc). These update the thumbnails in real time. Selecting a thumbnail shows a popup window with larger photo, more product information and links to put in the shopping cart, add to a wish list, or go to the vendor’s store to view more information and items.
Checkout process, including cart review, shipping/billing (and opportunity to create account if they don’t have one), and payment pages. Not shown is a confirmation/summary page at the end.
Shop dashboard for a vendor, showing latest sales that require shipping, messages, and recent feedback.
Results: The project did not obtain funding for further development and was dropped.