ASK DN: How can we improve the UI of this feed?

over 4 years ago from Ömer Akyürek, Designer at day, Developer at night.

  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Quick stream of conscious feedback after watching the youtube video:

    • I don't think the big blocks for stories in the feed is working. You have a few stories where there is no image, and it looks very sparse. Text on top of images is tough to read (and looks awkward when covering faces). Suggest switching to a thumbnail, and providing additional story details, like a preview of first paragraph in the body.

    • Moreover, I don't really know why these stories would be in my feed. How are they ordered? Why should I care? One thing I like about apps like Nuzzel and Reddit is that there's some social proof

    • Later in the video, it actually appears that the prior screen is a cover for an article feed. This was unexpected, since there was a headline on the prior page.

    • Consider different ways to organize the app. You could choose to load in your entire feed from all sources by date, category, social influence (likes/views/retweets) etc.

    • The list view of articles lacks an engaging visual structure. I think some sort of anchoring image or iconography might be nice for each article.

    • How can I share?

    • There's a large "show replies" button, but it doesn't indicate how many people have discussed the article. Inform the user why they should care.

    • Consider a tab bar or other more discoverable navigation

    I think the problems overall center around content hierarchy and flows. It also needs some magic – why should I go here? (other than seeing everything in one app).

    I wish you the best with your business. Reader apps are difficult. It's a crowded market, and requires a lot to differentiate.

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    • , over 4 years ago

      It woud make sense to send you the newest version, if you have an iphone. Please tell me your mail address and I will send it right away

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