User experience designers argue that they are not UI designers. It is easily disproven with this except from the study done by N. Tractinsky, A.S. Katz, and D. Ikar appropriately named “What is beautiful is usable“:
An experiment was conducted to test the relationships between users’ perceptions of a computerized system’s beauty and usability. The experiment used a computerized application as a surrogate for an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). Perceptions were elicited before and after the participants used the system. Pre-experimental measures indicate strong correlations between system’s perceived aesthetics and perceived usability. Post-experimental measures indicated that the strong correlation remained intact. A multivariate analysis of covariance revealed that the degree of system’s aesthetics affected the post-use perceptions of both aesthetics and usability, whereas the degree of actual usability had no such effect. The results resemble those found by social psychologists regarding the effect of physical attractiveness on the valuation of other personality attributes. The findings stress the importance of studying the aesthetic aspect of human-computer interaction (HCI) design and its relationships to other design dimensions.
uServia is an app that lets you get help around a house when you need it. Service providers have profiles and transparent price lists. After services rendered you are billed and asked to rate and write a review for workmen.
The project was an app that allows anyone to set up a small impromptu event within next few hours, like having a coffee or watching a game and post event for other users to attend. You can post it for your friends, friends of friends, or even total strangers.
The whole project was pretty big so for any other questions please go to contact form.