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Connectr

Smartphones are communication devices. But often these devices do the exact opposite: they prevent conversation — especially in public places when you are on your own. It would be great if smartphones could become devices that connect us to people around us again — even if we don’t even know them yet. This is where Connectr comes in. It allows you to find people in the surrounding area who are also looking for talkative, open-minded people.

Since your location is a sensitive data, the most important thing is trust in the app and the people who use it. So the UX challenge was to build trust. As you can see below, I did this with the help of a very simple user interface that suggests transparency and avoids frustration. The main element is therefore always a large green button. Strong typography, refreshing colours and meaningful as well as delightful animations also contribute to this.

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If you press the search button, it dissolves into small particles that fly over the screen. The time during the animation is used to load the results which reduces the perceived waiting time. If loading the results takes longer than the animation, a skeleton screen will be displayed until the results are loaded.

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The results show the first name, a picture and a few interests. Common interests are marked in blue. If you select a result, the profile is displayed. Here you will find the green button again. This time to send a request to Ashley.

If your request is accepted, you will receive a notification. Tap it to view the route and distance between you and Ashley. With the green button you can open the route in maps. That simple.

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