[Proof-of-Principle Prototype] More research for My Decision Making App for Indecisive People – Youmin Park

Last time, I got chance to ask two people to user test my Proof-of-Principle Prototype. My prototype that I plan to develop was an app that make decisions for indecisive people. So I explained my concept and prototype that I created using Sketch. Last week post about this.

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Luckily, the two people that I talked with told me that they are usually called “indecisive person” from their friends. After they explored my prototype, I asked several questions to them to further develop my prototype.

  1. Is the concept of my prototype clear? Do you think my purpose of helping indecisive person came through?
  2. Will this app helpful for indecisive people?
  3. Is color red helping the user to navigate?
  4. What will be helpful to further develop the prototype?

The answers were,

  1. Yes, the concept is clear by the first screen that indicate the purpose.
  2. The purpose is nice because indecisive people always struggle making small decisions.
  3. Yes clear and strong color helps a lot.
  4. It needs more options like more emotions to add. Also, give more information of why the app made the decision.

Moreover, I got recommendation that why don’t I research more on indecisive people. So I made questions for the indecisive people and asked them to answer it for me. The questions were,

1. Are you indecisive person?
2. How long does it usually take you to decide what to order in restaurants?
3. Do your friends get annoyed by your indecisiveness?
4. Do your friends usually decide what to eat together?
5. Are you satisfied of your friends’ decision?
6. If your unsatisfied with their decision, do you tell them that your unsatisfied?
7. If you tell them your unsatisfied, do they get mad?
8. Finally, would you rather make decision and take forever or make other people make decision for you and be slightly unsatisfied?

9. If there is an app that make decisions for you, would you be interested in downloading or even purchasing it?

These are the answers from Sukyung Yoo,

1. Yes

2.  at least 15~20min

3. yes

4. yes

5. yes

6. yes

7. No we discuss other menu which can both of us satisfied

8. I really hope i need someone who is decisive person whenever i need some decision like food

9 i want to download it when it is free but if there is some advantage to purchase it i’ll do

These are the answers from Seoyoung Cho,

1. yes

2. about 5 ~ 10 min
3. yes, especially those who tend to be very decisive and impatient
4. it depends on the restaurant, but usually yes
5. not always, but I usually go with their decision since it takes time for me to decide what I want to eat
6. only when I’m strongly against their decision (ex. if they order a cucumber salad, I would definitely say no)
7. I don’t think so. My friends and I respect each other’s food decisions and preferences. However, if it’s a case where I’m being extremely undecisive and at the same time, disagreeing with my friend’s decision, my friend would get annoyed..
8. If my friend and I are ordering separate dishes, I would make my “own” decision even if it might take forever. If we are ordering and sharing the food together, I would follow my friend’s choice of food…

9. Sure!!! But I don’t think I’ll use it everytime..

These are the answers from Dabin Cho,

1. Are you indecisive person?
Very when I have to choose what food to eat
2. How long does it usually take you to decide what to order in restaurants?
I usually make my girlfriend choose for me but I always order my favorite menu
3. Do your friends get annoyed by your indecisiveness?
Not really. Each of them are one indecisive selfs
4. Do your friends usually decide what to eat together?
Yeah.
5. Are you satisfied of your friends’ decision?
Yeah i just like to confirm
6. If your unsatisfied with their decision, do you tell them that your unsatisfied?
Not really.
7. If you tell them your unsatisfied, do they get mad?
Nope
8. Finally, would you rather make decision and take forever or make other people make decision for you and be slightly unsatisfied?
Yeah as long as i am full, I am happy.
9.If there is an app that make decisions for you, would you be interested in downloading or even purchasing it?
Yes please !

After reading this feedback, I learned several things. First, indecisive people know that they are indecisive and usually follows what others want unless they really hate specific things like cucumber. However, they do not always get satisfied by the decisions that others made. Lastly, they will use if there is decision making app but not every time unless there is benefit to it.

I regret how I thought indecisive person should have opinion. They are not purposely doing that but they are actually having hard time making decisions. My last prototype seemed very aggressive because of my misunderstanding. I will develop my prototype by adding part to know more about users by asking name, age, and how indecisive they are. Also, the prototype will ask where and between what two or three they are being indecisive. Then, the app will ask how they are feeling or what color they like. Lastly, it will ask if they are alone or if they are with friends, what they chose to eat. Based on those questions, the app will give several recommendation for the indecisive users. The app will ask which option they actually used and ask them to ask if the user is satisfied with the decision.

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After another user testing with the partner, I got feedback that the commenting part would be hard and almost impossible for the app to recommend things. He recommended me to rather put options or put different franchise brands as a choice. I thought about it and I decided to kind of change the concept to recommendation app to app that test how indecisive you are.

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