User Experience and Product Design
Primary objective of the Flock website is to persuade people to download the browser. Secondary objective was to provide insight on the product experience and the value of the browser as a social media tool. This was accomplished through product tours and screencasts. Tertiary objective was community involvement and discussion via forums.
Design and implemented numerous homepage refactors and product tour campaigns. Relied on A+B and qualitative testing methods to determine which campaigns resulted in the highest download conversion.
Once Flock was downloaded, new users were guided through an installation process, social network activation, webmail and blog publishing configuration.
Created strategies to welcome, promote and explore new features. A+B tested what methods were successful for optimal activation.
Defined features, new concepts, interactions and task flows. Created diagrams, demonstrated new experiences to stake holders and built prototypes to validate the idea. Created design-to-development documentation for engineering teams.
The UI strategy was simple. Integrate social network content, features and tools directly to the browser interface.
Identified the primary featured integration points, collaborated with engineering on assessing the potentiality of the services and designed the interactions, layout, and UI of the integrated experience.
As a distribution strategy, Flock formed partnerships with prominent social networks and media services. The browser was branded, pre-populated with partner content, articles, bookmarks and offers.
Led the product UI design, web development, and promotion strategies for all partner marketing pages.