Defining the Problem
The closest I’ve come to a book repository app are Goodreads (browser, iOS, Android) and Calibre (PC). Unfortunately, these apps are bogged down with extraneous functionality and confusing, dated interfaces. Bookish is designed to enable the user to organize their book collection elegantly and efficiently.
I was allotted 2 weeks to design the project. Using the weaknesses in existing apps as guidelines, I began to craft the minimum viable product for a book collection app.
I began thinking in writing, sketching out a user flow and thumbnail wiresframes.
I designed wireframes in Sketch 3.
After receiving feedback from my peers, I applied the revisions to my wireframes in high fidelity mockups.
Delivering the Solution
Using my mockups as a guide, I began coding the website in HTML5 and CSS3, using Sass and the Bourbon mixing library as a framework for my code. At the time I was a bit rusty with responsive design, and would later return to the code for refactoring, adjusting breakpoints and simplifying my code.