DEDICATIONS: A SPOTIFY PLUGIN



SONG DEDICATIONS HELP STRENGTHEN HUMAN CONNECTIONS



Tools used: Typeform.com | user interviews | pen & paper | Sketch | InVision


For this project, I wanted to focus on the correlation between music and human connection. A study by Boer & Abubakar (2014) found that, "Music listening as a social activity is associated with strong affiliation and connection."


The study reminded me of my younger days when I used to receive dedication tapes, which were meant to remind me of how much my boyfriend at the time loved me (that didn't work out so well, by the way). Still, it was a nice gesture that I wish was done more often. With most music being consumed digitally via streaming websites, I wondered how users would feel if they had an app that would allow them to send and receive dedications. My first step was conducting some research to determine if it was even a viable alternative.


Results from 20 user surveys and one-on-one interviews revealed the following: