Git Gud: A UX Case Study for
the Esport Online Coaching Industry
Instructor | Abby Guido
This is an app that helps esport players match professional coaches and conduct 1-on-1 training. Advanced players can use their game skills to become professional coaches, and players who want to improve their skills can also use the application to find targeted coaches and to help them. Having someone with an in-depth knowledge of the game can be very beneficial.
The concept of the logo is the relevant visual elements of the e-sport gamers, such as the diamonds won by the player, the mouse arrow, the shape of the game map, the meaning of communication, etc. Moreover, I used blue and green gradients for the logo. Blue and Light green could give users a sense of technology, and customers can have the feeling of delivering energy for them when they use it.
Users can get free points from the platform by logging in for the first time, sharing with friends, and commenting on coaches. Or recharge from a bank card and use points to subscribe to courses and coaches. Users can choose different game courses according to their needs and level of improvement. Keep in touch with the coach, train, and play effectively.
The competitive play of various digital games (esports) has gained considerable popularity. While in 2015 the Esports audience was estimated at 235 million, in 2018 it already reached 395 million. In the next few years, continued growth in popularity is expected. Esports is receiving increasingly more recognition in sports. In China, Esport has been already considered a sport since 2003. Esports was an item in Asian indoor martial arts games in 2017 and will be an official competitive sports item in the 19th Asian games in Hangzhou 2022. In the USA, Esports players have been considered professional athletes since 2013.
Advanced players can use their game skills to become professional coaches, and players who want to improve their skills can also use the application to find targeted coaches and to help them. Having someone with an in-depth knowledge of the game can be very beneficial.
Jessica is 23 years old and is a software engineer from New York City. She started to join the Esport club when she was in college, and she likes to participate in Esport competitions organized by the community. But after graduation, I lost a lot of time to practice playing games. She will watch many games and competitions on youtube. But she hopes that a professional coach can point out her problems and effectively improve her gaming level. So that she can participate in some professional competitions in the city. Now Jessica found Git Gud. She can watch live coaching and chat with the coach at any time, or she will recommend suitable courses to her based on the feedback from her coach through Git Gud.
After understanding my customer group, I began to associate and displayed the user journey. Jessica wants to improve her gaming skills, she could only watch Esport gaming videos on Youtube. But after a long time, she realized that only watching YouTube improve slowly. She wants to find a game coach to guide her in a targeted manner.
The first step of building an app was to figure out how many functions are the user need. By using brainstorming everything that the app could possibly do. First, I was given lots of function, I asked my interviewees to look through and see if these functions are what they need and the screen size is comfortable to watch.
When making the wireframe, I tried to add more features that allow customers to get points for free to increase customers’ interest in using this app. In addition, on the page where the user selects the game, I realized I need to add a search bar to facilitate the user to find the game he wants to select. Then these games are automatically organized into the user’s personal game list. In the home screen recommendation function, more relevant videos and news can be provided according to the user’s game list.
Start register on Git Gud
- First, sign in to Git Gud, the user would get free 100 points from the platform.
- Select the user’s favorite games to create a game list.
- Select the user’s gaming level of the game choose
Get into the menu. There have four navigations, Live Coaching, Online Courses, Coaching History, Game Status.
On the home page, Git Gud based on the user’s gaming information creates three categories. Including Recommended Course、Live Classes、New games information.
Start live coaching sessions, Users could have a live chat with people who are also watching the course.
Start a coaching session,
Git Gud has professional coaches online 24/7,
Chat with coaches for free,
Check out the detailed information of the coach and learn about the coach’s special session. You can also view other specific courses of the coach.
Check out the coaching history session,
Chat with your previous Coach to discuss problems the user has during the game.
Review previous courses, In the status session, Git Gud analyzes user’s gaming ability according to the game history.
Records the previous game history.
Git Gud also has a plugin on PC, After the user connects with the coach on the phone device. The user would sign in to her account on PC. And put down the based game information for the coach. Including the user’s Summoner Name, Server Area, Favorite Champion(s), Favorite Role(s). Then click Save to start the live coaching session.
All research and design will eventually become the final digital prototype. Users can get free points from the platform by logging in for the first time, sharing with friends, and commenting on coaches. Or recharge from a bank card and use points to subscribe to courses and coaches. Users can choose different game courses according to their needs and level of improvement. Keep in touch with the coach, train, and play effectively.