How might we create a new product, which solves for the needs of the eBay collector community, while linking back to and inspiring commerce on the eBay core site?
A website where collectors search for what they collect, seamlessly tag items they own and/or want, and automatically manage their account.
As the only designer on a newly formed startup team at eBay, I wore many hats. I was hands on, from concepting the experience to delivery of specs.
We wanted the search results screen to be both scannable and comprehensive. Our goal was to give the user enough of a preview into the collection so identifying the exact set of items they were looking for would be as efficient as possible. The anatomy of that preview included the set's name, the first 7 items from it's checklist, total number of items within the set, it's category, and a brief description.
Each set has it's own official landing page, which shows the user details and a description of the set, the authentic checklist of items listed out in order, and specific items from that set that users have decided to share with the larger Setify community. The page serves as both a destination for learning and collection management. Each item within the checklist can be tagged as want and own. Tagging and untagging items is the method which a user seamlessly manages their online collection and wishlist, available in their private profile.
Each item has it's own details page where the user can read up on additional details. For example, a comic book detail page could contain alternate covers, related storylines, and interesting facts.
A key part of the item details screen is providing a list of eBay listings for that item. This enables the user to quickly purchase the item, especially if they find it at a great price. This also represents where Setify links the user back to eBay's core site. Up until now, everything has been strictly on Setify.
Much like the search results screen, our intention with the collection screen was to give the user a comprehensive overview of what sets they're collecting as well as a quick preview of their progress on each set.