For the second phase of prototype, I began building my mobile app on Sketch and Principle. My progress so far would count this phase as a visual prototype since I did not get to set up all the functions yet. As of now, my user is able to go from the home loading screen right to a search bar, and then a search results page. I also started constructing the sidebar from which users can access the profile, view their collections, settings, etc.
I have received positive feedback so far on my proof of concept. My user gave me valuable feedback on what other functions would be useful for this app (such as a video function where individual frames can be observed), as well as advice on how to improve user flow (e.g. users being able to skip the search bar when they enter the app and go straight to the main page).
For the upcoming user experience prototype, I will continue building my mobile prototype so that I can test the user flow of my app even further.