I've been really inspired by tickr, an impact investing organisation that help people (especially first-time investors) invest in causes they care about. An economic shift towards a more sustainable and equitable future is a cause that's close to my heart. I really liked the look of their app, and felt it would be a great chance to try to improve even further on the design.
Energy - Food - Water
The full redesign
Finding the scope
I picked a specific section of the app's onboarding process to redesign. As part of choosing your investments, you pick a 'theme' (from 'People', 'Planet', or 'People & Planet'). Before you choose you get to explore more about each theme - its subthemes, top holdings, locations, etc.
I first focused on what I could felt I could build on and improve in the existing flow.
Once I'd made notes, I did quick brainstorming sketches on flow (where is the user coming from? What are the most important next steps?) and the potential architecture of the page. I should be clear that this was a very quick redesign, mostly focusing on UI, so I didn't think too hard about the UX or do as much background research as I normally would. This was more instinctive.
In the end I split the page, having one intro screen from which users could either proceed with the 'Planet' theme, or explore the three subthemes further.
This was a great 48-hour challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed focusing on the detail of user interface design. Now that I've downloaded the app I'll definitely try investing and putting my money to good use!