10 Weeks, Spring 2017
The USA TODAY LIFE page is repetitive and not unique to its content. Re-imagining the mobile version of the feature content section for USA TODAY LIFE will bring its content forward and allow us to share it with people more successfully.
1. REFRESH THE BRAND - Splinter the USA TODAY LIFE section into an entirely new application focused on delivering curated top headlines to the user.
2. GESTURE BASED SHARING - Introduce a swipe based system that allows the user to rapidly share content with their peers in as little time as possible.
3. MAKE DON DRAPER AND CO. HAPPY - Incorporate an advertising method that is both effective and unobtrusive the base user experience.
Relevant, bite sized content
Five full-screen panels of curated news appear on the front page, with each sporting a bold headline with a small description with the purpose of hooking the user into the story.
Just swipe to read and share
Swipe left once to enter an article, swipe left again to share it with your friends and family.
Once you exhaust your current stories, you can opt to view another curated top 5- you just need to pass through a short advertisement.
John is a 23 year old grad student currently attending university. He has limited time between classes but is interested in how many Grammy's Beyonce has won. He opens up his trusty USA NOW app to read about the current top news in his circle. John finds the article pertaining to his interests and decides that he wants to share it with all of his friends on Facebook. Without thought, John swipes left inside of the article to bring up the sharing screen and proceeds to post the article to Facebook.
A brief flow of the user's journey from opening to the app to sharing the article with his friends on Facebook.
The final renders of the project
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