The DIY started off with desk research and competitor analysis, understanding the target users, building empathy, understanding how they perform tasks and what their wants and needs are. It moved on to critiquing existing websites using design principles and coming up with a design concept for the website
The website is designed using minimalism. Special
attention has been paid to the content on the home
page being less to avoid clutter.
The website is made aesthetic by adding a slideshow
on the home page.
Hover effects are taken care of to provide users with
feedback when they interact with the website
User is able to search by location which organizes
news effectively. This feature was added to cater to the
need of Hira Mirza (Persona 1).
Different categories of news are found on the News
The user can comment on, save and share news
articles. S/he can also view the time it was posted and
the number of pictures/videos it has (if any).
Additional Features for Pakistanis
User can search for halal restaurants, mosques, local
events, communities and success stories besides news.
This caters to the suggestion given by some of the
survey participants: There is too much content on it.
Looks like a news website. Should have something
actually useful for expats?” and Help people living
abroad with their issues .