Design for Usability
In most cases, the site will need to be accessed via a mobile device, as most data entry will be done in the theater waiting for the movie to start. So, I took a mobile-first approach to the project, designing for the small screen and touch.
Using Adobe XD, I build and refined a prototype, which I shared with several trusted collegues for feedback, which lead to several further revisions. While several design decisions still needed to be made—the logo and some of the type decisions—I decided I had enough to start coding.
The primary focus on the next phase of work is in designing the data dashboard. I have a lot of data points I want to display: number of movies seen per year and month, but also the number of visits to a particular theater, the average rating per month, and more. Designing the charts and graphs that will display this information in an easy-to-read format will take some time but be worth it in the end.