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Designing group experience: Startups with launched products looking for feedback

Group games (e.g. FarmVille, MafiaWars) and group texting apps (e.g. WhatsApp) have gained a lot of momentum and growth over the last few years. In this meetup we will host a few startups developing collaborative experiences. The startups have to have launched products, preferably in early days, and preferably with concrete UX questions. The startups should be willing to share their UX and ask for feedback. In this meetup we will open the discussion for a dialogue within the forum about what can be done better in terms of the UX of those apps.

We are looking for more startups within this domain to share their UX and open for discussion. Please e-mail me if you are interested.

A panel of UX / UI designers will provide the initial feedback before opening the dialogue to the bigger forum.

The UX / UI panelists:

Adva Ben Dov: il.linkedin.com/in/advabendov

Delia Koren: il.linkedin.com/in/deliakoren

Alon Eini: il.linkedin.com/pub/alon-eini/23/38/9b

 

The signed startups that are currently on the list:

Startup 1: Poker Friends.

Poker Friends is a poker game designed for friends to play together. It enables a group of friends to play without having to be online at the same time, by communicating with players via push notifications when it’s their turn to make a move.

A few UX challenges Poker Friends is contemplating:

a. Adding normal “live poker” feature for players who are bored and without moves to make, without derogating from the social “friends” aspect of the game and brand.

b. Obtaining player’s trust in the game and vision before they actually get to feel it with their real friends.


Startup 2: Hoozin.

Hoozin is a group messaging app with a unique approach - Capturing real life group dynamics through a novel, distinct UX paradigm. It uses avatars to display participants and animations to display unique interactions.

A few UX challenges Hoozin is contemplating:

a. Browsing of previous messages (history)

b. Additional layers of information


Startup 3: Viber.

Viber is an application that allows users to make free phone calls and send free text messages, photos and locations between two users or in a group. Viber is currently available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Samsung Bada, Symbian and Nokia s40.

A few UX challenges Viber is contemplating:

a. How does a user decide to create a group?

b. How do we keep participants in the loop while reducing distractions?

c. Should users be notified when a participant leaves the group?

 

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  • ilan D.

    I can't wait next one :) many thanks

    April 30, 2013

  • Roy W.

    Brainstorming- the topic was very pragmatic, and made the discussion about problems efficient.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Yael R.

    I can't attend...

    April 29, 2013

  • Vica M.

    יש אפשרות לטרמפ מתל אביב?

    April 29, 2013

  • Gilly D.

    under the weather... too bad...

    April 28, 2013

  • maor s.

    How do i add plus one?

    April 20, 2013

  • Jack Y.

    אנחנו טסים לשלושה חודשים בניו-יורק ויש לנו מקום לאדם נוסף, כולל מימון עלויות! (במסגרת האקסלרטור DreamIt שהתקבלנו אליו לאחרונה). מחפשים מישהו/י "שינצל" אותנו לטובת חוויית סטארטאפ משוגעת בארה"ב (משקיעים, לקוחות, מנטורים, יזמים אמריקאיים אחרים, וכו...), כשבתמורה "ננצל" אותו ואת כישוריו הטכניים-יזמיים לצרכים שלנו.
    כל האפשרויות פתוחות, התמחות תתקבל בברכה כל זמן שההון האנושי איכותי.
    Web, mobile, android, iPhone, server side, UX, designer, big data, etc.
    אם מעניין אתכם לשמוע עוד- שלחו לי הודעה בפרטי. במיידי.
    אגב, בmeetup הזה הכרתי את אחד השותפים שלי בסטארטאפ - האם ברק יפגע באותו מקום פעמיים?!

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Dana Cohen B.

    Sounds great Ohad, are you looking for UXers to participate in the discussion as well?

    April 11, 2013

    • Ohad S.

      Yes it would be great. We can keep a couple of chairs for designers panel in the front!

      April 11, 2013

  • ilan D.

    thanks!

    April 11, 2013

  • Ron L.

    Looking forward to it - great topic!

    April 11, 2013

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