Foursquare designer talks challenges of redesign process
If you're an aspiring Windows Phone developer, a new blog post by a designer of the Foursquare app may be of some interest to you. A little over a week after debuting a fresh new look on Windows Phone, Foursquare designer Basak Haznedaroglu took to a blog post to describe some of the design challenges behind the visual revamp.
Haznedaroglu says that the team's mission was to take a hard look at Windows Phone and what makes it unique:
Speaking on the importance of Windows design itself, Haznedaroglu says:
To address the above challenges, Haznedaroglu says that the design team worked hard on a number of fronts to bring the app to life. One of the most important aspects of the redesign was to improve the onboarding experience for new users. To this end, the team worked to implement a fast and fluid interface by adding engaging animations and transitions during onboarding in order to emphasize personalization while keeping the experience fun. Additionally, Windows Phone's use of pivot control (menu navigation via left and right swipes) made the team think harder about the the app's prioritization of valuable information in each menu.
This is a fascinating look at the thought process that goes into bringing an app to life, and Haznedaroglu goes into much more detail concerning the exact steps that the Foursquare design team took in the full post. Be sure to click on over via the source link below if you're interested in learning more, and let us know in the comments how you're enjoying the redesigned Foursquare.
Source: Basak Haznedaroglu
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Looking forward to seeing more of this as Windows Phone gains popularity.
Use the app. You will know it ISN'T tailored to the platform. The one tailored to platform was when Nokia helped them make the app. It was gorgeous.
Take as example "hamburger menu". Why the hell it have to top left or right of screen? Do designers think I have thumb 6 inch long? Apps share same shitty design across ios, ando and now WP. What's wrong with you designers!? For WP please use 3dots menu...
Foursquare app... I don't like update, it pushed me to uninstall app and I don't use foursquare at all. No more.
I would also like to see some design settings.