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Professor Miguel wanted me to do a UXercise, or a UX project with a quick turnaround.

So I made something new:

So I made something new:

A search feature for all of the messages on your phone. 

A search feature for all of the messages on your phone. 

I envisioned an app that gathers all of your SMS and social media platforms, and neatly organizes the conversation by contact. You won't have to scroll up forever to find a text you thought was on Instagram but was actually on Facebook Messenger, for example.

Duration:

4 weeks

My Role:

Ideation, IA, Wireframing, Styling, Animating, Presenting

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I kept the Info. Architecture as simple as possible then moved to wireframing.

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My earlier iterations emphasized a lengthy text-based search process. Based off of critique it was obvious that I needed to move in a more visual direction.

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I focused on 3 design patterns and used existing messenger paradigms so people have a sense of familiarity.

I focused on 3 design patterns and used existing messenger paradigms so people have a sense of familiarity.

For now, this is just a concept, but I'd love to make this a reality in the next few years.

For now, this is just a concept, but I'd love to make this a reality in the next few years.

Thanks for viewing!

Chris Locke © 2017