A two months challenge

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During October a part of the Flashgap team decided to take some time to think about side projects that could be developed. We applied design thinking methods and covered different pain points in miscellaneous daily uses. Launching a QA app wasn’t the best time. Iterations led us to take a look at dating apps. We wondered what we could achieve in less than two months.

1. Back at it again with the empathy phase 🎉

We started by listing well known dating services used in France. We ended up with AdopteUnMec, Meetic, Gleeden, Tinder, Happn, OKcupid. The best approach was to dissect the experience. This allowed us to understand where these apps differentiate themselves from each other. It was also a way to compare how they solved the same problem and which problem they didn’t. Armed with our brand new stack of sticky notes, we pointed two crucial pain points in these 6 services. OKcupid and AdopteUnMec take the time to create a dense algorithm to make users match. It’s a long process at the beginning. But once a user matches with someone else, they are left to their own devices — pun intended. Two individuals share the same interests, but they don’t share the same relationship purpose. Wouldn’t it be a key element in the dating world where users are in a hurry? …


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A UX Case Study

FLASHGAP

Flashgap is a time-delayed photo-sharing app inspired by ‘The Hangover’ movie, launched in 2014 in Paris. The movie inspired us to create an app where in an event no one has access to the photos taken by friends or themselves. Letting the next day at 12 hours be a discovery of every photo taken for all the participants.

I’ve been working with Flashgap since August 2014, collaborating with Arthur Cadiou and forming the first Flashgap’s design crew. …


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A UX Case Study

As a supporter of the environmental cause, I questioned myself how we, as designers, can impact on nature. History shows with the Industrial Revolution that developing new interactions and habits can create unexpected effects. I believe that it is our role to design within a sustainable process, whether it’s a connected pillow or a pizza delivery app.

When the COP21 event was announced to be held in Paris at the end of 2015, the media was urged to regularly cover topics and issus related to the environment. People who were not usually interested in the subject, started to wonder. I saw an opportunity to raise awareness about the fact that the technologies we daily have hidden repercussions. …

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Charles Bail

French interaction designer Co-creater of @Fruitzapp

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