Still searching for a name

wishDance2

We spent the next class trying to come up with a name, I could not get a unanimous vote for anything. Whatever the girls wanted, the boys rejected, and vica-versa.

Two of the girls pictured above came up with a small dance and jingle promoting the app as Wish-To-List. I started using that name when refering to the app, and every adult hated it. Marketing people I knew abhored it, and most others just said it was bland and meaningless. So I kept looking for a good name.

Here’s the full jingle:
wishDance3

Getting back to the initial user experience, we had to determine the order of the screens. Here’s what we started with:

  • Full Screen Logo
  • Username
  • Password
  • Icon (picture)
  • Parent’s Email
  • Introductory Video

The students thought the order was fine, and thought the introductiry video should be 15 seconds. We timed 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds and one minute, until we found the right length for the video.

We moved on to discussing Instagram. About half of the students use that app regularly, and they came up with several ideas: posting each gift separately vs. posting a collage of gifts. The problem with a collage is that creating it automatically is difficult: how many items on the wish list do you include (just the first 4, or all of the list). I decided to study the Instagram options further and report back to the class what was reasonable to implement.

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