Poke Hack Day 2015 — Tandm App UI
In December 2015, we had our annual hack day at Poke. Our theme this year was 'Love Machines' — putting the love back into life, helping people rediscover what they love, find love etc etc. As with most fun, drink fueled 24 hour projects the concepts were quite ludicrous, but the user journey we came up with sparked some decent UI designs.
Our idea was a dating app spearheaded by personality, humour and taste in entertainment. As demonstrated in the user-journey below, rather than swiping through facebook photos, you search by media, in this case by music, and meet people by mutual tastes. It fits into the market somewhere between Tinder and Dubsmash, differing to apps of similar nature by only allowing users to chat once they have interacted by creating short videos together, thereby allowing users to bypass boring small talk, avoiding owning a pool of connections that they never talk to and allowing personalities to shine through instantly.
Login, Preferences Setup & Dashboard
The initial setup typically involves external personal data from existing social media accounts. Once the preferences are set, you will be presented with the dashboard pictured below. From here you can access people you have previously connected with, saved media or start a fresh search in the white section at the bottom of the design.
Search by Music
Either alphabetically or by genre, users search through the archives of songs. Here we have searched by the letter C and once a song is selected, users can either browse existing girls' footage or start a fresh project (which others will see when they do their searches).
In this case the search is through a selection of girls that have uploaded footage of their take on the previously specified track. The user can browse the videos and add the next verse or chorus etc before sending it back to the original user as a fun ice-breaker.
Recording The Track
The fun part! Either sing along to the instrumental raw, with an effect like autotune and echo or mime to the actual recording. The original content provider is notified that someone has shown interest by adding to their recording where they can either keep the pattern going, discard the person completely or begin a chat.