On-going: CASE STUDY to Redesign Free Sound Website

Case study/Prototyping, 2019


Redesign case study for the online open-source sound archive “www.freesound.org”
The current site is like a blog and shows snippets of everything so overwhelming.
I spent 6 hours to investigate the current site and community
and made a site-map and wireframes with the suggested solution.
The case study is still on-going for the product design stage.



CHALLENGE

Clarifying the core service and philosophy of the current Freesound website and community.
Encourage users to support the organization to keep the archive sustainable.


PROJECT LENGTH

6 hours (Research, analysis, persona, user journey, site-map, wireframe)

























REDESIGN SOLUTION

A. Philosophy

— Introducing a tagline at the top of the site gives a quick idea of what they are: sound archive.
— Show the statistics of users right above the footer to emphasize the fact that Freesound is an active community.
— The footer tells an in-depth description of their role, and the support button encourages users to donate.

B. Function

— Focus on the core function of the site “sound archive.”
— Create a comprehensive search bar for different types of users (quick search, advance search, inspirational search).











Quick Search Bar







Advanced Search Bar








Inspirational Search Bar



*The case study is still on-going for the product design stage*