User interface design patterns, 2019+20, Oct–Mar
I'm happy that I got the opportunity to design a feature based on the "Silent messages" pattern for Nextcloud's Talk app.
This bachelor thesis questions the status quo of the use of everyday technologies and its consequences. It aims to be an inspiration for designers for the development of patterns that help to people regain their attention.
ContextIn Germany around 40 percent between the age of 18 and 24 look at their smartphone more than 50 times a day. ¹ Technical devices such as the smartphone are ubiquitous and the effects of their use are noticeable.
ChallengeCompanies' intentions are not always the same as those of users. They often struggle to take time off services which are crafted to appeal to them. In order to create a healthy relationship between digital media and consumers, this asymmetry needs to be balanced. The possibility to experience the joy of missing out must be created. Going "offline" must not remain the only option to achieve this.
OutcomeThe bachelor thesis should not instruct, but rather encourage reflection on one's own actions – both on the consumer's and the creator's side. The result is a proposal for new patterns which intend to be remixed and reused by other designers. Examples visualize the ideas to create an easy access to the topic – for designers as well as non-designers in order to stimulate a discussion.