How might we empower novice music enthusiasts to remix songs by professional musicians and foster meaningful engagement between them?
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Jammify is a web platform designed to bridge the gap between professional musicians ("artists") and music enthusiasts ("fans") , irrespective of their skill levels. The core feature is a user-friendly web-based controller, simplifying the music remixing process. An embedded AI functionality tailors the experience further by suggesting songs that could enhance a user's remix. Importantly, Jammify isn't just a tool for the enthusiasts; it's a collaborative space. Professional musicians can upload their original songs, allowing others to explore and reinterpret these tracks. This setup fosters a sense of community where users can both produce and discuss music, thus addressing the challenge of making remixing accessible and collaborative.
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Fans can search a library of original songs to remix
Fans can remix songs with a MIDI controller and guidance from AI
Artists can monitor fan engagement with analytics
Artists can create playlists of fan remixes
our design journey
To gain better understanding of the music remix process, our team of 4 designers researched the foundations of music production and how Digital Audio Workstations work. We also performed a Feature Analysis of existing music remix/creation platforms.
To guide our UI design, we compiled a brand package encompassing the platform's look & feel, color palette, typography, UX writing, and logo. I led the creation of the brand's look and feel and typography, capturing Jammify's identity as a music remix platform while preserving its inviting playfulness.
Our design team split into two groups: two designers tackled the fan remix feature, while another colleague and I concentrated on the artist profile and dashboard. While the former team refined the client's mid-fi wireframes, we initiated our process with paper sketches, advancing to a mid-fi prototype, and culminating in a hi-fi prototype. Beginning with paper sketches streamlined our ideation phase, reducing excessive iterations.
We executed usability testing on our mid-fi prototype with five participants, then integrated the feedback into our hi-fi prototypes. We concluded our commitment to the client with a subsequent usability test on the hi-fi prototype, engaging another five participants through Maze.