BookUp allows college students to buy textbooks for cheap and sell ones that they no longer use.


Gad Owusu


7 weeks, Spring 2020


User research + synthesis, user experience + user interface design

My role

Collaboratively conducted research on the user using UX research methods learned in class, validated assumptions through paper wireframes and usability testing, and executed high-fidelity prototypes.

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📌 Overview


As college students, we decided to buy expensive books that tend to be used only for a semester-long. This problem expanded to the whole experience involving textbooks.


An easy way to search and compare used textbooks to find the best option.

🔎 Research

Because our app was purposefully geared towards college students, the persona was based on our own experiences (as colleges students).