The designer of USA Kim Thuy Tu has published in his blog the concept of redesign Instagram app for iPhone. She talked about the problems we wanted to solve and what came of it. Thuy Tu has set a goal.
To take the app that she uses every day, and to try to rethink its interface. Her choice on Instagram — designer is a regular user of the service since 2011. The designer of USA Kim Thuy Tu published a blog FreeCodeCamp concept of redesign Instagram app for iPhone. She spoke about the problems found in the interface of the service offers and how to solve them.
Thuy Tu has set a goal. To take the app that she uses every day, and to try to rethink its interface. Her choice on Instagram — designer is a regular user of the service since 2011.
Before the development of the interface it learned the usage statistics of the service goals of the company and has conducted several interviews with users. Thuy Tu also made a portrait of the typical user of the service. For its Foundation it took data several researches Instagram.
Then the designer has begun to explore the interface of the current iOS application Instagram, to highlight its main problems. The first problem, according to Thuy Tu, — overloaded interface. When you open the application the two main functions of the service feed images and “Stories” — trying to fight for the attention of the user. Because of this, the user may experience the paradox of choice, which leads to the fact that he cant define the purpose of use of the service, writes Thuy Tu.
As a solution designer proposes to integrate “Story” in a ribbon of images. To do this, the designer placed a circular user avatar under his the. If the author of the photo is untouched, his avatar receives a corresponding icon in the form of a color frame.
The designer has retained the ability to view all of history at once, but have moved this option in private messages. The second problem I wanted to solve Thuy Tu, heterogeneous ways of interacting with content. For example, to switch between sections of the app — a camera, tape, personal messages — you can use swipe and tap on the corresponding item.
Designer checked how much users know about the possibilities of navigating the app using swipes. In a survey of 40 users of the service she found that only 20% of respondents know how to use swipe to navigate the app. Over 70% of respondents said that click on the menu items in the header to switch to that Instagram.
Therefore, the designer decided to rethink the navigation in the app. She replaced the swipe to switch between sections one icon. All new pictures of one user Thuy Tu grouped among themselves, to switch between the designer proposes to use swipe. (After the publication of the concept Instagram launched photo gallery — to view them you must also use the swipe — Prim. Ed.).
To create images of Thuy Tu used only one button at the bottom of the screen. When you click on it the user can immediately choose where to publish the photo. This decision, according to the designer, increase the number of publications in “History”.
The concept also rethought the search section. Thuy Tu has provided the ability to capture the most interesting hashtags. Private messages are grouped in the concept of “Stories”. The user can directly go to the “History”, to which he left a comment.
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