Paired TV - Concept
Role: Lead Designer Date: April 2016
In early 2016, I was approached by a friend who was building a video streaming app for Roku. He had already built a lot of the tech, but wanted some UX/UI help. I found the concept pretty compelling and I had a bit of free time, so I spent roughly a month developing an end to end user experience and a visual style for the product. We would have nightly calls where we would discuss our vision for the product and how we wanted user's to experience its content.
What was the Product?
Paired TV was supposed to be a shared watching experience, where you would choose a movie from a small library to watch and decide if you wanted to join an existing room of users or create a new room. While watching you could chat with other users (we even built the tech to support chatting from any web browser, so the user wouldn't have to always have the on-screen keyboard obscuring the movie they were watching.). Once the movie ended, there would be a period where user's could vote on the next movie to watch in that room.
Ultimately this product never went out the door. It was a fun project and I feel like we built a solid experience and a unique visual style.