Our task was to choose a software, we think is in need of a redesign. We selected the last.fm desktop application, because we have used it ourselves and saw a lot of potential for improvement.
Roman Grasy, Frank Schäffer
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
3. Semester / Application Design
Support: Prof. Hans Krämer
Last.fm is an online music radio, which learns what the user listens to. You can listen to the radio of certain artists, or to yours or other users library-radio. After a thorough exploration of the application and its features, we made a complete redesign.
With our redesign, we tried to improve the discovery of new music through the application, because we think this is what last.fm is all about. To achieve that, we implemented visualisations of semantic similarity between artists, tags, and other users.