Disney wanted to offer a way for families to tell & share their own stories. They set about prototyping variations before acquiring an iOS app with the desired functionality.
Disney tested the acquired app with prospective users which surfaced many usability issues. They brought me on to conduct a heuristic evaluation and redesign the underlying app structure and interaction design.
Story Creation & Rearrange (Before)
Story Creation & Sharing (After)
The redesigned application helped families create & share millions of stories. For several weeks, the application was the most downloaded app on iTunes. Notable design changes included:
Limited modes. Rearrange & delete could be accessed directly from the story rather than a mode.
Improved Scaleability. Introduced “+” to offer more scaleable solution for adding content.
Leveraged the OS. Filmstrip replaced with standard iOS photo selection.
Simplified sharing. Changed to familiar "compose" email structure.