// 01 - PROJECT OVERVIEW
DESTINY META KICK OFF MEETING

Destiny Meta is a resource hub for Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, that allows the community to build the “meta” meaning the most overpowered setups the game has to offer. While playing the game you have chances of finding "Loot" allowing your game play to change drastically. Destiny Meta gives you the options of building PvP and PvE guardians on the web to share among the community. The community will then have a “Like” system where the most popular will be ranked from top to bottom or by a filtering system.

MY ROLE

  • Visual Design

  • Research

  • Concept

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Destiny 2 Players

  • PC and Console Users

  • Dopamine Rush Seekers

PROBLEMS

  • Bungie (Developers) don't offer a service like this at the time of creation for the Destiny Community.

  • Users must scan through several resources (Reddit, blogs, YouTube) to make informative decisions on their characters for certain game modes.

PROJECT DURATION

February 2019 - April 2019
- Updates will be released periodically throughout 2019.

FEATURES

  • Mobile Web Application

  • Character Building & Search

  • User Profiles

  • Blog

TOOLS USED

  • Adobe Experience Design

  • Pen & Paper

  • Draw.io

Why is Loot Important?

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// 02PROJECT RESEARCH

// 02 - PROJECT RESEARCH
UNDERSTANDING DESTINY META'S ROOTS

ABOUT DESTINY META

Destiny Meta was a concept project that I came up with while I was three months into playing Destiny 2 with a friend. It was a moment where I was beginning to make leaps and bounds with my character's progression. With those leaps, came massive quantities of loot. I now had so many different weapons and armor pieces, but no idea which one was "meta" or the best in the game. I found myself searching Reddit and YouTube for hours trying to get other peoples' opinions, but I wanted this to be so much simpler than that. Hence the creation of, Destiny Meta.

BUNGIE

Bungie, Inc, is an American video game developer located out of Bellevue, Washington. It was established in 1991 by Alex Seropian, who later brought in a programmer named Jason Jones. Bungie is now the independent owner of Destiny 2 after their recent separation from their publisher, Activision.

TLDR: The company that created the Halo Video Games.

DESIGN CHALLENGE

Try to simplify Destiny 2's Character Build System for users who don't want to load up the game or scavenge through the internet to find an answer. Mimic the game's layout and find a design style that is modern, utilized by millions in the world.

DESTINY 2 GAME

Destiny 2 is an online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. It was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2017, followed by a Microsoft Windows version the following month. It is the sequel to 2014's Destiny and its subsequent expansions. Set in a "mythic science fiction world.

PLAYABLE CHARACTERS

  • Titan

  • Warlock

  • Hunter

// 02 - PROJECT RESEARCH
COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS - UNDERSTANDING COMPETITION

This part was very important for my learning process about online character building and how they function. I wanted to see what a few websites have been doing so that I can see what works and what doesn't. A big takeaway here was learning about how the items are displayed on the web in the Destiny Item Database.

DESTINY 2 COMPANION

Manage, track, and interact with Destiny 2 in the Companion App

DESTINY TRACKER

Destiny Stats, Leaderboards, Rankings, Trials of Osiris, Playlist stats, LFG and more!

PLANET DESTINY

#1 Source for Destiny - News, LFG, Exotic Reviews, Raid Guides, Taken King Analysis, & Podcasts!

PROS

  • Bungie's Official Loot Management Mobile App for players

  • Clean Dark UI for inspiration.

  • Clans, Blogs & chatting online.

PROS

  • Shows users popular singular items for PvP modes.

  • Great UI and color scheme.

  • Search mimics ingame filters and displays database in a beautiful table

PROS

  • Great UI and color scheme.

  • Individual Destiny 2 Item Pages are presented almost perfectly.

  • A respectable community for reviews on updates, weapons and exotic tiered loot.

CONS

  • You can't create entire builds to share

CONS

  • You can't create entire builds to share.

CONS

  • You can't create entire builds to share.

// 03PROJECT INTERACTIONS

// 03 - PROJECT INTERACTIONS
DESTINY META MIND MAP

When creating a project like this, my brain sometimes starts firing on all cylinders. Ideas come and go, so it's very important for me to get my ideas out and onto something that I can see, visually. Often, I'll expand upon these ideas as my projects go along.

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// 03 - PROJECT INTERACTIONS
DESTINY META WIREFRAME SAMPLES

Another important aspect of my design process is creating low fidelity wire-frames. This allows me to get the structure of a project in my design programs without having to worry much about colors, typography or the final touches quite yet... I have found wireframes to allow me to become very efficient throughout my process.

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// 04PROJECT VISUAL DESIGN

// 04 - PROJECT VISUAL DESIGN
DESTINY META HOMEPAGE VISUAL DESIGN

This is the part of my design process where the visual design is completed. This is where I find out my visual design languages, solidify my desired color scheme, typography, iconography and the overall look and feel of the project. You'll notice I've provided several iterations as that is something I LOVE doing while working.

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