Picpal is a live collage-chat app. The basic premise is simple. You take a photograph, invite up to three friends to join (they have up to 24 hours) and then the selfies are put together in a collage automatically. You can tap your photo to update it and have a conversation in pictures.
As there is currently nothing like this in the market, it was quite a challenge getting users to understand the app and how it works. We reworked the UX and UI on a number of occasions according to user feedback while constantly keeping in mind users’ familiarity with other image apps like Snapchat, Instagram and to an extent, the social interaction of Facebook. We attempted to incorporate a few of those familiar interactions as well as tried to ease people into understanding our own app functionality. A number of features were tested before the app was the form it is in today.
As consultant with Myndbee, I was UI designer for Picpal. I also made UX decisions along with the team. My involvement extended from branding right through to engagement online and offline.