Facebook in an Alternate Universe, Optimized for Touch

There had been moments that I felt Facebook web interface on the iPad didn’t really feel good to use. There was of course a Facebook “App”, but that wasn’t as flexible as the web version.

One weekend, I took on the task to see how I would have done Facebook. Started playing around with few ideas from paper scribbles, to whiteboard and finally jumped to actual design tools :- )


During this process there were multiple ideas dropping from all sides of brain cells, seemed like a BIG fight between them, which resulted in detailing out the two of the thoughts. First being – Kind of a year album through which you can flip by swiping left and right. Retaining the current year as focused center space.


Another thought that saw the light and was intriguing – FB being a user’s Disc of Life. One can spin it and use needle to show current stage of life in this life chakra. Somehow I felt this thought needed more digging and detailing, so I opted for the first idea of Years Album and took it ahead to next stage of design.


Below is the masterpiece carved after a lot of self-deliberation! It’s a weekend’s work, and I won’t say it was fully thought through, but yeah! it does what I wanted. Feeling elated, just like a runner completing a marathon. Comments, as always, are welcome!


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