Allergy Free For Me App


Allergy Free For Me is an academic project I created where we were to transform a brand new idea for an application into a high-fi prototype. AFFM was created to help people with allergies and dietary restrictions find places where they can dine safely. The application offers users the ability to find restaurants by allergy and/or location, favorite places to save them for later, and search by establishment name, as well as read and leave reviews. 

Competitive Analysis


Beginning with a competitive analysis I searched for applications designed tolocate restaurants  and applications that specifically served users with any type of food restriction or required specialty dining. I then performed my analysis comparing the direct and indirect competitors. 


User Research

Focusing on potential users who experience food allergies or other dining restrictions, I performed 200+ surveys to see what this specific audience desired or would benefit from in an allergy free based application. By conducting these surveys I learned when and how the participants generally searched for restaurants, the feedback they felt was the most helpful, and which allergies or dietary restrictions were the most common. 

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Task Flows 

After brainstorming user personas, (meet Cecilia Celiac and Bill Barley) I created two user task flows to illustrate common scenarios I guessed would be the most popular of situations the app would be useful for. 


User Story 

"As a traveler with Celiac disease, I want to be able to search for verified gluten free dining options so that I can enjoy my vacations without worrying about getting sick."


User Story 

"As a person who is lactose intolerant and has other food sensitivities, I would like to read the reviews people have shared after eating in the restaurants I'm interested in. I also want to be able to save my finds for future use."

Paper Prototypes

After completing the remaining information architecture, I began sketching wireframes and created paper prototypes. I had a few users test the paper prototypes allowing me to implement their feedback easily before moving on to the digital wireframes. 


Digital Wireframes

After a few iterations of paper prototypes, I moved on to low-fi prototypes to test the established user task flows. Using inVision, I was able to test my low-fi prototypes with multiple users to ensure all significant changes could be made during this time.  


Hi-Fi Prototypes 

After multiple user tests and further iterations, I moved on to the creation of hi-fi prototypes. Once all UI was established, typography, chosen color palette, images, etc. I moved my designs into InVision to create the deliverables of this project of these hi-fi clickable prototypes. 

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