If you’ve read some of our MCD blog posts, you know how important we think testing is… but it’s not just client work we like to throw in the lab. We get extra geeked out about gathering learnings from some of our in-house projects, and we recently had an awesome day testing Mixsee Beta with MCD friends & family.
Each of our testers explored a completed Mixsee, browsed around, used search and filtering features to discover new adventures, and then created one of their own – and they did it all on both desktop and mobile devices. Like it often does, testing confirmed some thoughts we already had on how to improve the UX (always a good sign that our thinking is on the right track!), and enlightened some new ideas on how to make it even better (also a good sign when your users get it), especially around clearer language and more labels. When in doubt, it’s always language and labels.
For the most part though, we got confirmation that Mixsee WORKS; that there’s a whole huge range of user types and use cases out there – some we hadn’t even thought of – and we want to make Mixsee kick butt for all of them. Luckily, we have an upcoming January release, which gives us a window of opportunity to put some of our testing results into play. And as for some of the others, well, we’ll be working on those down the road.
The bottom line is that as much as we love having our staffers create Mixsees and share feedback with us, there is nothing like getting a product into the hands of your consumer and watching how it works. We look forward to more Mixsee lab sessions to come.
Great news for you mobile Mixsee makers, now making a mixsee on the go is easier than ever! When you create a mixsee on your mobile device, you now have the option of taking a picture or video as well as the option to upload them from your photo library, so you can mixsee in real time! We’ve also been busy eliminating another big round of bugs so the Mixsee machine is all tuned up for your holiday mixsee making. Plus, we’ve even got a brand spankin’ new mobile nav that puts all your mixsee making options right at your finger tips. Happy mixing!
Maybe it’s the decorations up all over the city, or that Mariah Carey song playing in every store, restaurant and bar or maybe it’s even seeing this holiday adventure, but this year the holiday bug has bitten hard – and I like it. So in an effort to spread some of the season’s spirit, I give you the first ever Mixsee Holiday Gift guide, with a perfect mixsee for everyone on your list.
For the Fashionista:
1. WillyB’s Vintage
2. Beyond Grunge: The Best of Seattle Menswear
3. Bazaar Provincetown
For the History Buff:
4. ‘Za Battle of Brooklyn
5. Square to Square History Walk through the City
6. A Day Tour of New York’s Desolate-Glorious Maritime Past
For the Foodie:
8. Magnifique Montreal Cuisine
9. Chinatown – What Your Guidebook Won’t Tell You
For the Cyclist:
10. Cytography (Cycling + Photography) in downtown Manhattan
11. Bike to NYC’s Secret Beach, Get Crabs
12. Bike Ride to Nyack
For the Nature Lover:
13. Get back to nature at the Elk Lake Lodge.
14. Leaf peeping in Vermont
15. Four Days in Portland, Maine
For the World Traveler:
16. Budapest in a Day
17. Ronda: Modern Romance in Spain’s Oldest Town
18. Essential Buenos Aire
We also have mixsees covering everyone from the movie buff to the music lover to the zombie attack survivalist and even to the planespotter (seriously, we have the planespotter covered). Happy holidays mixers!