Archived Portfolio > frogware inc
- As the Senior User Experience Designer I was primary involved in the definition, design and development of Neighbour Knowledge. frogware is a Toronto-based custom software development company, and Neighbour Knowledge is their first web-based offering.
Requirements Gathering, Task Analysis, Interface Design, Interaction Design, Prototype Development and Testing, Template Implementation
Neighbour Knowledge is a social directory that allows users to contribute businesses, stories, events – anything that exist with in a physical area. Users can rate and discuss anything that’s been contributed. In addition users can associate business, events and stories to each other, creating relationships based on their intimate knowledge of their area.
Neighbour Knowledge evolved out of a conceptual project called Attune. The idea behind Attune was to collect as much data as possible about an area (neighbourhood), from as many sources as were available, and to aggregete the data into complex community profiles. Users could indicate preferences over time – either through their actions or via a control panel. The user’s preferences would then be used to determine what things Attune “suggest” – be that areas, or things within those areas. Eventually the idea evolved to where the core data within Attune – now Neighbour Knowledge was primarily user contributed.