Bonanza App Redesign
This is a comissioned app redesign for Bonanza users.
Starting With Sketches
While looking at the design and functionality of the Bonanza mobile and desktop site, I had some ideas, so I did some quick sketches and took some notes.
I also wrote some some additional thoughts I had, not just about the app, but some broader themes to revisit, like color.
A Few Different Home Concepts
I‘ve never used Sketch before for an actual project, so this was an interesting learning experience on many fronts. The art boards in Sketch helped a lot with layout the various screens and seeing them side by side.
The first version I tried had search above the tab bar so it is easier to reach. However, I figured I would stick with a more familiar approach for search. Then, I tried side-tabs, but they didn't feel right. Ultimately, I decided it wasn’t as useful as the larger, more visual category images. It felt redundant unless I put something else below it besides more categories.
But then I figured I would stick with a more familiar approach for search. So, I tried a side-swiping-category-sort thing. I decided it wasn’t as useful as the larger, more visual category images. It felt redundant, if I didn’t put something else below it besides more categories.
The Final App Screens
Here are the finalized versions of each screen for the Bonanza app.
As a user scrolls, the header and footer tuck away for a better browsing to show more results at a time. The search field, however, is persistent for quick access.
I made sure to use real data when designing so I didn’t paint an inaccurate picture of what the app would look like.