“Add your items, find their worth and cash in. My Gadgets make it fun and easy to track the current value of the electronics you own. We support several product categories with tens of thousands of products each. All it takes is a quick search … then you can add your entire collection. We calculate the current value of your item based on its average price from recent sales on eBay. My Gadgets makes selling your electronics items on eBay easier than ever by making it faster to create your eBay listings and decide on a fair price, based on current sales trends.”
I reached out to Adam Lisagor of Sandwich Video to inquire about making a digital short for My Gadgets. He was on board from day one, being a gadget nut himself. I helped craft the vision for the movie and flew to Los Angeles for filming to ensure that eveything went as planned.
I used Axure to create both the wireframes and an interactive clickable prototype that was used to pitch the concept to the executive leadership within eBay. Having the ability to click around and play with something is the reason the project received internal funding and was granted the green light to go to production, as this was an idea I helped produce, create and sell internally since it was not on the current eBay roadmap at the time.
During our sprint cycles developing My Gadgets, we scheduled usability testing. I created the Axure clickable prototype that was used during testing in the usability lab. The feedback we received was invaluable, allowing the team to make quick changes and feautre updates, which greatly improved the experience.
Example methods and systems are directed to generating recommendations based on one or more user inventories, which may be stored in a database. The inventory may include items (e.g., physical goods, electronic goods, and financial assets) owned by a user. A machine may use the database to provide suggestions to the user to buy or sell items. The machine may also use the database to provide suggestions to the user to join a community. The database may be used in conjunction with an electronic commerce site. The machine may be aware of which items in the site are being viewed by the user. The recommendation made by the machine may take into account the item being viewed. The user may be able to view the current market value for each item individually, the total value for a selection of items, or the total value for all items.