This was an exercise (tip to practice and showcase my design process.
Splitting bills in large groups is still a tedious task, hence a good exercise to run through.
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This design exercise has been completed with the following goals in mind:
Ability to split bill and tip with multiple people
Ability to specify tip amount or percentage (ex. 10%, 15%, 20%)
The app offers three main flows:
The item split has two variations because I recognize that there is an opportunity here for further testing and analytics to decide which flow is more optimal - item by item vs long list form, when it comes to assigning items to members of the group.
I also made a prototype with styling so I can visually see what the app could look like. I utilized and took advantage of technology that is more advanced and simplifying the flow of a normally tedious task of splitting bills in larger group settings.
There are certainly more rooms to develop further features such as:
Social Payments - money retrieval, paying back, can made even easier with its own social payments or integration of other payment systems like Paypal or Venmo
Venmo integration - this would make money retrieval a lot easier, cashless and not having to deal with change/coins and it already has its own mobile app and a large community. This would mean less of an obstacle to be part of people’s habit
Community / Friends
History - looking at past transactions
Groups / Trips - Not just for tipping anymore, but a way to share and record expenses
I feel that as cashless transactions continue to rise, a tool like this would be immensely helpful when it comes to bill splitting (especially the social payments and friends feature in the app).
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