A table tennis paddle building app that allows more invested players make better informed decisions about buying equipment
Table tennis is an extremely complex sport, and it's not very popular in America. When I was a beginner at table tennis, I had a lot of trouble finding credible resources to find the correct paddle materials for my playstyle. Reviews on rubbers and blades were spread across numerous online forums and independent video creators, most of which did not look very trustworthy to visit; information was spread across too many platforms. Most of the resources I trusted also came from word of mouth, meaning I had to first trust somebody who knew about trustworthy resources.
So, as a designer, I thought I could conduct a self-design exercise by designing an experience that could help players who are starting to get more invested into the sport make better informed decisions about purchasing their first equipment materials. How can I combine all the information out there about table tennis and communicate it in a way that's easily consumable to newer table tennis players?
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