When: 2012 - 2014
Role: Product Designer
Livit is a live social video streaming app that allows your friends and followers to watch whatever it is you're doing in the present.
I was brought on to the Livit team after it had already been out in the wild for a few months. The guys at Livit approached me to help them with rebranding the app to have a more approachable and fun aesthetic. They also wanted me to look through the apps existing UX and UI and give it some polish.
I was able to create a consistent style throughout the app based on this little character we created called Livvy (a monkey). The UX has been greatly improved by cleaning up some user flow flaws and creating a more clear and consistent UI.
The main feed was meant for catching up on streams ("Livs") that you may have missed. Each stream thumbnail would indicate who the streamer was, how many views, and how many claps a particular stream garnered.
The global tab was meant mainly for discovery. Showing Livs that are currently being streamed throughout the world. It consists of three main tabs - MAP view, LIST view, and a STARS view (influencers).
The next feature we created was Groups. You could add your friends and followers, create a group name, chat, and start private Livs within your group.
If a streamer decided to shoot landscape, we needed to reformat the UI to fit that format. A tough task to do given that the viewport height has shrunk greatly.
Going Ten Feet
The obvious next move was to bring Livit to the television. We began working on an AppleTV version of Livit. I had to do some research on the standard best practices for tvOS and create the best solution and experience for Livit on the television set.