While at Groupon I worked on various things, including the Coupons, SEO, Search, and Things to Do products as well as various campaign designs.

Merchant Centric Examples

Early merchant-centric explorations

Objective: Find a Better Approach to Displaying Deals

There were a lot of different factors to take into consideration while working on this project. We needed to find a way to highlight the merchant as well as the deals. Each deal type had different pieces information that needed to be conveyed. For example, some merchants sold spa appointments with dates and times, while others were restaurants with amounts off meals. These merchants would all sit together, which meant we needed to make it consistent enough that our users could understand what was going on from card to card.

While we were set upon shifting from focusing on deals to focusing on merchants we needed to decide how much of a focus. Would the cards be focused on the deal, but grouped around the merchant or be focused on the merchant with deals attached. We ultimately decided to focus on the merchant with a secondary focus on the deals. We did this by utilizing a variety of icons to help quickly identify the type of deal it was along with a large image that broke that anchored the merchant. We limited to two deals as not to overwhelm the users. From the deal card the users could go to three different locations: the merchant page, a deal, or a list of all of the deals for that merchant.

Merchant Centric Examples

Final merchant-centric decisions

Once we narrowed our explorations down to a few final directions we utilized our user research team to get prototypes in front of actual Groupon users for moderated testing. Ultimately I left Groupon before the project was finished, but above are the final few directions we tested in front of users.

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