Gak

Gak

UX/UI Design

GAK (www.gak.co.uk) is the UK’s leading retailer of musical instruments, based in The North Laines in Brighton and doing half of its business online. Most of its customers are individual musicians, though GAK also supplies the education sector.

During my time working at DCSL Software, I worked temporarily on the improvement of this project designing new components. I mostly designed mock-ups and proposals for mobile environment, and I also worked on .NET environment integrating the HTML and SASS code.

Off canvas menu

I was assigned to redesign the site menu for the mobile site experience, and I needed to solve the problem of usability, and improve the navigation of the increasing number of categories.

I designed and developed an off canvas menu, that solved the problem of usability browsing categories and brands.

Pinch to zoom

I was asked to design, and present a better way to interact with the product pictures for our customers. After researching online, I realised that the pinch to zoom is the best solution for phone usability.

I developed this feature from scratch, using hammer.js for the gesture events. It was challenging considering all the possible events, I am proud of this huge improvement for the customer experience.

Front page design

Fresh optimised experience for phone, using full width cards, cropped resized images, and removing backgrounds & borders to show a flat design.

Search results page

Previously the layout displayed two inline cards per row.

For this change, I used full width, removed borders and extra padding, and the products are displayed as a list. The result is a clean layout, readable product description, and space between text and image.

Paypal payment

I designed Paypal payment UI integration, on product and check out page.

Price range

I also worked on how the filters work and are displayed on the side bar, worked on product description tabs, pinch to zoom for mobile, user account page, and I also worked integrating Javascript components.