Digital product designer
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Aria Music Awards

The ARIAs is an annual Australian music event that celebrates local and international music. This year, we re-designed the voting user experience across all three stages of voting

 

Overview

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) puts on an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry. I was working at Webcoda, a design and development agency, and they came to us to design and develop their websites. We created a platform that would serve ARIA for years to come using Kentico CMS.

There were three stages to finding the winners of the Aria Awards:
1. Nominating artists and titles for specific categories
2. Industry voting on nominees for each category
3. Public voting

 
 
 

My role

I designed the user interface and worked alongside a front end and back end developer while at Webcoda, a design and development agency. The project ran for around two months.

 
 

Nominee Submissions

 

The first stage consisted of a form that allowed users to submit nominees.

 
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Industry Voting

This second stage required users to use their login details given to them from their companies, and record their votes for each category. Users can vote by hovering over a tile and can re-order their votes on the left.

 
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Clicking on the information icon of a tile brought up more information about the album/song/artist.

 
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Designed the site with a fluid grid so that on a larger browser, more titles could be shown. 

 
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After making their votes, the user is brought to an overview of their selection where they can edit or submit everything.

We did some user testing to ensure this experience was usable.

Initially we didn’t have the bottom sticky bar with the “review & submit” button because the votes are automatically saved and submitted. However, user testing participants were unsure of how they knew they were finished or how to submit their votes.

 
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After making their votes, the user is brought to an overview of their selection where they can edit or submit everything.

 
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Public Voting

For the final public website, the brief required users to be able to vote through the website and there was one category that users could only vote by tweeting.

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Agency: Webcoda
My role: UX, Design direction, and UI Design.