DISH Explorer is a second-screen app that combines program-discovery tools, social media engagement and remote-control capabilities on the iPad. By highlighting the most popular programs on TV using real-time TV viewing trends and its integration with Facebook and Twitter, consumers have a more intuitive and social TV experience.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
My focus was on overall product UI design including product structure, wireframe, and visual design efforts. Collaborated with contractors, product managers, and the engineering team. Created Dish’s new feature look on the app and expanded across
the web and set-top box interfaces.
HIGH-LEVEL KEY WIREFRAMES
When I stared designing, the company asked me to follow Dish’s branding guide line. These guides helped a brand stay recognizable and consistent. However, I didn't let brand guidelines hold back my creativity. I tried to push it a bit and bring in some extra tints and colors (orange and blue), plus I created a modern graphic style that they’d not used before. It was a great approach and we started to use a dark theme. We kept our mobile app rating above 4.5 on the App Store.
WIREFRAMES AND VISUAL MOCKUPS FOR COMMON SENSE
After we landed parental control function on a setting, we decided to add Common Sense Media on the media screen.
We thought that was a great match because common sense provides education and advocacy to a family to promote safe technology and media for children. Engaged with common sense contents and tried to keep our UI and minimize efforts for designers and the engineering team.
Before we discovered Zeplin in 2016 to provide UI specs to the engineering team, we used manual specs below. I set up manual spec system, but it needed too much effort and was hard to track when we had UI changes.