SHORT TASK DESCRIPTION
Redesign an existing app intended to scan, filter and interact with a list of available online poker tables in a poker room.
WHO WE ARE?
We are software development company. We develop software for professional online poker players. Our software is used exclusively on Windows PC.
Our website: https://hand2note.com
WHY DO WE RUN THIS CONTEST?
We are looking for an extraordinarily skilled designer for the long-term cooperation on the projects with the scopes far beyond this task.
In the project in the contest, we are going to develop the new product called “Table Scanner” which is very similar by its purpose to an existing one http://tablescanturbo.com/ . Your task will be to redesign this existing software.
*How does an online poker player (the user) use Table Scanner?*
Usually, the user plays online poker at some poker room, like PokerStars which has a list of available poker tables. But the default table filtering system in official poker clients is too simplified.
The user opens poker room (e.g. https://www.pokerstars.com/) and opens Table Scanner Turbo (http://tablescanturbo.com/) on his Windows machine
Then he presses “Scan” button in Table Scan Turbo and it starts to scan tables from poker room for a while. In about 30 seconds user get the list of tables available in PokerStars in his scanner.
Then he filters the tables as he needs, finds the appropriate table and opens the table by double-clicking on it in Table Scanner Turbo (TST by some IT magic sends a signal to poker client to open a correspondent table);
So, the main user scenario is Scan -> Filter -> Choose -> Open.
We expect you to install the software (PokerStars + TST) by yourself and explore it for a while. You don’t need a PokerStars account though you need Windows.
Please, have a look on the guidelines at the Table Scan Turbo website and search for the video in youtube like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf2ptryzwYc
1. The core of the style should be Material Design.
2. Accurate task understanding. We expect you to understand what each element of the UI you design is used for.
3. Any kind of reasonable innovation to any extent. However, we will pay attention more to your reasoning itself rather than on the innovation.
4. Attractive look along with compliance with Material Design. However, you should not be constrained by Material Design. Any reasonable deviation is highly appreciated.
You don't need to redesign all screens of the software. Just the main screen (https://gyazo.com/dc0452e865fae34f4…1b557b294e) with the filtering system is required.
1. How many screens should I redesign for the contest?
You need to redesign at least the main screen (https://gyazo.com/dc0452e865fae34f4…1b557b294e). However, the task is to design all the UI required for the Scan - Filter - Choose - Open scenario.
2. Can I rearrange the UI on the main screen?
You are absolutely free to arrange any element in a completely new way. Remember, that we run this contest to find a skilled designer to work on the future projects rather than to acquire a single design for the software. We will pay attention to any kind of reasonable innovation.
3. What is the color scheme?
We don't have any preference for any specific color scheme.
Here is our current software.
4. Is Material Design a strict requirement?
You should just be consistent with Material Design general guidelines.
5. PokerStars can't connect to the server.
If you are located in US then probably PokerStars will not work. Please, use VPN like HideMyAss or NordVPN. Do notregister an account for your name in PokerStars if you are in US.