UX & UI Design for Record Union

 

As a Hyper Island student I had a three months internship period which I did as a UX & UI Designer at Record Union in Stockholm, Sweden.

 
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Company

Record Union is a Stockholm based company focusing on digital distribution of music releases and also a record label with Artist Relations Services. I was working in the Design Team, we were three designers and also the Product Owner and the Head of Platform. I also collaborated with the Developers (mainly with Front-end Developer).

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Platform

Record Union's main business is the digital distribution of music releases. They have a platform for the artists' to upload their music to be distributed for the major music player services such as Spotify, iTunes, Tidal etc. We as a Design Team were working on the new platform which we were designing from the scratch. I had my own parts of the platform to design the UX and UI for (e.g. Sign Up, Log In, User Profile Settings, Subscriptions, Payment and Payout).

 

Work Process

My main responsibilities were to read the user journey stories on ProductBoard that the Product Owner had written. I questioned he's solutions if needed and offered my own perspective and solutions, we would discuss how to make the user stories better. I did laptop research on similar and other digital services and user journeys that exists. The biggest part of the job was to make wireframes (pen & paper skectching and using Sketch) and prototypes (using InVision) for web and mobile. I also implemented Head of Design's UI designs on my UX designs. Every designer had a chance to present their designs once a week for the team and improve the designs based on the feedback.

 
Screenshot from the ProductBoard showing some of the stories I was working on. Prototype for Change password can be seen later on this page.

Screenshot from the ProductBoard showing some of the stories I was working on. Prototype for Change password can be seen later on this page.

 

Developers worked in two weeks sprints so our job was tied to that. After I had finalised my prototypes I would go them through with the developers and kept communicating with the Front-end Developer through his process. The platform is not published yet and the Design Team is still working on it.

 

Prototypes

I made these wireframes using Sketch and prototypes using InVision for web version of the platform.

Click the image to open InVision prototype for user journey: Add Payout Method.

Click the image to open InVision prototype for user journey: Add Payout Method.

Click the image to open InVision prototype for user journey: Edit Payout Method

Click the image to open InVision prototype for user journey: Edit Payout Method

 
Layout draft for viewing Subscriptions of the Releases.

Layout draft for viewing Subscriptions of the Releases.

Click the image to open InVision prototype for user journey: Change Password.

Click the image to open InVision prototype for user journey: Change Password.

 

Behind the Scenes

I was the only female in the platform team with 15 men.

I was the only female in the platform team with 15 men.

 

Internship
Record Union
6 March - 9 June 2017

Head of Platform
Daniel Nilsson

Product Owner
Fredrik Holmberg

Design Team
Henrik Rosander, Erik Lindholm, Anna Keski-Kohtamäki