Flash

Smart Idea Collecting App

Capture and evolve your ideas

Flash is a smart idea collecting app. It organizes ideas on the fly, learns over time to make the idea collecting process easier and more productive, and proactivly help build on your ideas in context.

Quick and messy notes

Tendency to take quick notes makes the process less organized and harder to retrive for further development.

Inefficient Products

Current apps try to do everything, making it hard to find notes buried with all other randoms notes

Tap-driven Interaction

The traditional “tap to add” interaction is followed by a emotionless and discontinuous transition that doesn't invite creativity.

Sorting data from 5 semi-structured interviews with an affinity diagram, I gather insights about the types and contents of inputs designers have when they document their new ideas, followed by two personas to represent user groups to help guide the design.

How to deliver a simple, fast and yet organized idea collecting process to creative individuals?

Gestures + API Integration

Through pages of wireframe explorations I push boundaries and imagine possibility by connecting to current technology, resulting a range of guestural interactions and utilities like API integration.

A series of user testing, A/B testing and follow-up interviews on interaction flow and methods with users. Read more here.

I wish it's more active, like it could help me develop my ideas.

- Anonymous testing participant

To test and demo all these interactions, I prototype them with Framer Studio for its flexibility and interactivity across different platforms. Check out the trailer video and some framer prototypes:

1. Insert to add | Swipe between the two
2. Quick Search | Swipe along the side
3. List to detail view | Double tap on an item
4. Shred to delete | Hold and swipe left
5. Tap to peek | Single tap to peek

Inspired by cardistry for its whimsical, unpredictable, fun and engaging characteristics similar to those of ideas, I enrich the visual elements via size, shape and color to objectify an idea as a card.

Sneak Peek

Single tap

Simply tap on your idea quickly toggles the long card view for the description of an idea. Just a little bit more but enough information with a tap.

Insert to add

Swipe between cards

Have a new idea? Simply swipe between any two cards to bring in a new idea card that is ready to edit.

Shred to delete

Hold and swipe

You don't often delete an idea, but when you do, it's fun. You shred it and it goes to a trash can that permanently deletes all items in 30 days.

Suggestions

Drag and drop

Leverage machine learning to suggest titles based on how you used to express yourself, keeping your thoughts organized with just a quick tap.

Flip for detail

Double tap or swipe a little

Want to add more content or see more detail? Flip the card and get every detail.

Quick search

Swipe along the edge

Tired of scrolling through your 1000 ideas to find a specific one? Simply swipe along the edge of your phone to pull down the search menu.

Stamp a card

Tap the thumbs-up

Highlight all your remarkable ideas with a thumbs-up stamp, making them easier to pinpoint later on.

API Intergration

Ease your workflow

Use Pinterest for inspiration? Now you can directly link your favourite pins/boards to your idea.

Rediscover I

Cheer the location

Subtly encourage you to develop your idea as you return to the location where you came up with that idea.

Rediscover II

Celebrate anniversary

Subtly encourage you to develop your idea when you are on the same date that you came up with that idea.

Rediscover III

Cheer the connection

Subtly encourage you to develop your idea as Flash sees connections between ideas you have.

Date: 2015
Client: Studio Project
Team: Individual
State: Concept/Prototype