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StockOdds App Design - An app that tells investors the odds a stock will go up.
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Accounting & Financial
The app gives the odds a stock will be up in sixty trading days
We have design goals rather than specific style ideas. We want the design style of the app to help establish credibility and trust in the app and to reinforce that it is trivial to use, easy to understand, and an extremely powerful and valuable tool for evaluating stocks. And we want the design of the app, and particularly the design and presentation of the results, to be as compelling as possible. We want getting another score to be like eating popcorn or potato chips to an investor - something where they simply can't resist wanting another bite. We believe the information provided has the right characteristics and want the design to help make the application addictive to our audience. Web address for Inspiration - WEBSITE DESIGNERS CAN DRAW INSPIRATION FROM http://www.stockodds.com/prototype/ WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS SITE This site illustrates how the app is intended to work, and that is really all we like about it. We threw together a logo to use in the prototype, but the only inspiration that should be taken from the logo is that we view the word StockOdds should be prominent in the logo used in the app. We like the simplicity of switching between the four provided functions using the tab navigation provided in the prototype, but didn’t put any design effort into the tabs beyond creating something we thought could function on a phone. In the StockOdds result screen (you can see it by entering a stock symbol into the initial input area and pressing enter) we want to use a graphic to emphasize the odds of a stock going up or down so we created a dial that we thought was a decent first effort. And we did our best to present the information about a stock in a clear and easy to understand fashion. But our goal is to have this presentation taken to a better place – hopefully one that has a user of the app saying to themselves “Wow, I like the way they did that.” A dial of some sort might very well be the right type of graphic, but the main reason we used one in the prototype was simply because it was easy and served to provide some sort of graphic representation of the odds. We would be happy to consider other approaches. One issue we see with the dial used in the prototype is that while odds can theoretically vary from 0% up to 100%, in practice they are typically between 40% and 60% and we’ve never seen any higher than 65%. Thus the position of the needle on the dial in the prototype typically falls into a fairly narrow range.
A fully functional web-based prototype of the app is available at http://www.stockodds.com/prototype/. In typical use the workflow will toggle between two screens: 1. Data entry screen for a stock symbol (this is the initial screen displayed in the prototype) – the primary function of this screen is to enter a stock symbol to be evaluated or to switch to one of the other functions provided by the app. In the current prototype this screen consists of a logo, a tab area to switch between functions, and an input field and a keyboard. We imagine that in the actual working app the additional space available on this screen might somehow be used in support of the design goals or might provide some initial direction to the app user since this will be the initial screen presented to them, although we certainly want to avoid unnecessary clutter. 2. Stockodds results screen for a stock (enter a stock symbol in the above screen and press enter to see this screen) – this is the screen that presents the stockodds evaluation of a stock. It includes the stock name and symbol, the odds the stock will go up represented both graphically and numerically, a brief description of what the odds mean and how special they are, and a way to return to the screen where the stock whose results were displayed was selected (stocks can be selected from the stock odds, stock lookup, or top 50 screens). Another important workflow is between a list of stocks and the stockodds results screen. 3. Today’s top 50 (select the today’s top 50 tab in the prototype) – this screen presents a list of the 50 stocks with the best current odds of going up in the next 60 trading days. It includes a scrollable list of the top 50 stocks. Selecting any stock in the list will take the user to the stockodds result screen for the selected stock. The above three screens are those for which a design is requested. The app does have three other screens, but we view the design of the above three screens will inform the design of the remaining three screens for which a design is not requested at this time. 4. The stock lookup screen that allows entry of a string contained in a stock name and is anticipated to look much like screen 1 outlined above. 5. The stock lookup results screen that displays the list of stocks found by a stock lookup and is anticipated to look much like screen 3 outlined above. 6. The how it works screen that provides background information about the app.
What to avoid
The app will be developed for an iPhone in addition to Android devices, so we will want to avoid any design approaches that would make it difficult to use approximately the same design on both devices.
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