Famsee approached me with a litany of features and goals that could innovate the crowded photo management space. The challenge, with any consumer facing product differentiated with a feature set, is to use those characteristics in a way that is approachable and understandable throughout the experience.
Creating An Unparalleled Sharing Experience
After a lean user research process, personas were developed that identified a crucial pain point in competing products: families could not share photos with each other because of the myriad of operating systems and device types used within extend families.
This insight informed the earliest design criteria – the interface must work, and look, as well on a Late 2011 Samsung tablet, using an aspect ratio that was never seen again, as an iPhone that will come out two years from now.
Achieving this required literally hourly communication between product, development, and UI / UX teams.
Innovating In An Established Space
Working with this astounding team yielded innovations as large as pioneering new capabilities of facial recognition in a photo management application, and required reimaginings of established content sharing conventions.
Co-creating this interface that drew on established convention in some instances, but in others offered the user completely new capabilities was an amazing and challenging experience for me.
I worked around 600 hours for Famsee over a 3 1/2 month period. I believe I was instrumental in determining the overall style and provided a great deal of UX input. However, I did not design all components shown here. I really do not want to give that impression. This project was a fantastic team effort, before, during, and after my time at Famsee.