We created a custom iPad kiosk app for Como Friends that allows visitors of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory to make credit card donations. We designed the app to replicate the age-old giving experience of dropping a cash donation into the traditional cash boxes located at the zoo’s main entrances. Users choose an amount, swipe a credit card, and they’re done! A confirmation screen allows donors to enter their email address and contact information if they wish to receive receipts of their tax-deductible donations, and it allows Como Friends to capture donor information — data that is equally valuable to a non-profit organization as the donation itself.
Designing for Simplicity
Simplicity and speed are crucial in order for the app to succeed as a donation kiosk. We used a cycle of turning our sketches into interactive prototypes until we landed on the right user experience. With a single tap and swipe of a credit card, a donation can be made.