IKEA is a Swedish-founded multinational group that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, among other useful goods and occasionally home services. It has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since at least 2008.
Today, IKEA’s overall ambition is to become people and planet positive, and to inspire and enable many people to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet. To do this, IKEA are transforming into a circular business. The circular economy is a new way of looking at the relationship between consumers, products and the companies that create them.
This brief focuses on a fundamental sustainability question – How can we live a more sustainable life? Students are tasked with designing a mobile app that provides customers with a sustainability action plan. The key challenge with this brief is discovering what functionality will ensure long-term engagement with the app and drive uptake.
- Design a mobile app that encourages sustainable behaviours in everyday life.
- Conduct 2 usability testing rounds to refine your solution and enhance the usability and engagement of your solution.
Your mentor will guide you every step of the way!
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Skills you'll learn
Each of our projects aim to develop your technical UX skills as well as the attitudinal strengths that hiring managers are increasingly seeking. These skills compliment each other and it’s through their combined application where you can stand out from the pack. As part of your Career Switcher Package, you will dive deeper into the advanced techniques for each of the skills below.
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In consultation with world-leading psychologists and leading UX hiring managers, Harness Projects has developed a world-first employability score-card for UX designers. This breaks down the exact areas of focus you need to ensure your employability in UX. Throughout all of our Harness Projects, our mentors will be assessing your performance and growth across a series of 36 UX technical skills and attitudinal strengths.
You will receive action plans and feedback for areas requiring focus. Over 100 UX hiring managers have mapped the capabilities we are assessing you on to real world salary ranges for Junior through to Senior UX designers.