Overall, working on this project has proven a difficult task. At
first I couldn’t believe that I had to create a cloud storage
service because in my head I was thinking there’s already so many
big players in the industry, how can I hope to design a service that
can compete with them? But as I continued to work through the
project and follow my design process, I found that it’s possible.
Every market has room for disruption, you just need to find your
competitors weaknesses and exploit them and most importantly you
need to always be thinking about your end users.
What I Learned
MYBOX is my first attempt at designing a web app from scratch. The
most important thing I’ve learned while creating MYBOX is having a
design process is very important. If you try to design a product or
service from scratch without doing any sort of user research then
you’re relying on luck and your own opinions. Essentially you’d be
designing a product or service for yourself and not your end users.
So it’s very important to collect as much actionable data as
possible about your users and to use that data to help you build an
awesome user experience.