Role: Creative Director
Contribution: All visual design and UX work
Awards/Recognitions: iPhone App of the week (Sept 6th - 12th 2010)
Design Challenge: Create a new way of experiencing news on mobile devices, integrating imagery, audio, motion and social networking. Did all concept, design work and would ultimately led the development team that built this iPhone app.
This is the signature cinematic experience of the Blancspot app built with a focus on a singular large image animated with a Ken Burns effect, set to contemporary music curated for each news channel. This is the starting point of the experience, automatically dropping the user into a stream of events happening in real-time with information about their friends activity integrated into the headline bar.
Dashboard Experience on iPhone
The Dashboard is the aggregate view of news, displaying all news channels for Blancspot, including the unique personal channels - Suggested, Friend's Activity and My Channel. Each personal channel offers a unique way of individual news consumption. "Suggested" news stories are stories your personal network have specifically recommended to you, "Friend's Activity" is news stories you friends are view currently and "My Channel" is both a personal news browser history, as well as stories set to be read later by the user.
ReaderMode Experience on iPhone
After tapping on the headline bar in PlayMode, the user is taken to ReaderMode to view the news story of interest. Here the user can read, view Tweets related to this event or share via email, Twitter, Facebook or Blancspot's unique 'Suggest' feature.