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UX Recommendations for FinTech Web App

Student Work, The University of Texas at Austin, 2023

Web applications require review and assessment by someone on the UX team, ideally a UX researcher with design knowledge. Mint is an established web app containing a dense user interface that communicates personal finances in an organized, intuitive way. I chose this web app for review to see if I could identify any usability issues, subtle as they may be, and to make recommendations in the same way I would normally do in a professional setting.

Keywords: UX Research ● Usability Assessment ● Cognitive Walkthrough ● FinTech

 

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Context

A few key points

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Project overview

This evaluation and set of recommendations was completed individually. I conducted the review and designed the report over the course of three days. I used cognitive walkthrough and knowledge of usability heuristics to inspect the screens. Usability errors were ranked according to an error severity rating.

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Stakeholders

Stakeholders included myself and my professor. If this was a professional project, stakeholders would include the UX team, the development team, the product manager, Mint as a company, and users of the web app.

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The team

UX researcher and designer (me)

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Necessity

This was a class assignment. There was a need to choose a web app that presented a challenge. It's important for personal fintech applications to be highly usable and understandable for a broad range of people so that they can feel empowered to manage their personal finances.

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My role

As this was an individual project, my role was UX researcher and designer and I was free to review any web app of my choosing.

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Skills used

Cognitive walkthrough

Usability heuristics

UI design

Presentation design

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