Product Strategy / UI & UX Design / UX Collaboration
UX Designer /UI Designer
Tasked with designing a fresh, intuitive web3 marketplace and decentralized tooling infrastructure that's both accessible, flexible, and customizable enough for a wide range of use cases.
Create an ecosystem that feels connected and intuitive. Combine 3 project touch points (peer to peer contact, negotiation and payment, and delivery) into one, easy-to-use product.
Design system management
Our first steps included building a visual and brand identity, and initial prototype from scratch. These elements would then serve as starting point for the development of the design system and final design.
Prior to planning and design, I conducted competitive research and made note of repetitive design features being used successfully in web3. As it stands, web3 suffers from a lack of effective UX. Ently's goal was to differentiate with a user-first approach. Likewise, there were also a number of web2 analogs to analyze.
Most of the pre-product research and empathy data was collected before I was brought onto the team. With that data as a foundation, I began to construct the core IA and wireframes to better understand core user journeys, and establish feedback loops with users and stakeholders.
Minimal, purposeful use of color.
Typographic hierarchy and contrast make important information stand out.
Similar component layouts that repeat throughout.
Epilogue was chosen for it's slightly unconventional but techy feel and was set with the perfect-fourth type scale.
I identified a brand color scheme familiar in the fintech space but with some unique use of gradients, I the expanded the color palette to accommodate the needs of the platform as it scales.
This is a snapshot of the early component library. I've created and maintained the component library throughout the design process, accessible for all team members and ensuring visual consistency across the platform.
The final design aims to feel familiar and reduce the friction typically associated with web3. By designing with a plug and play mindset for the end user, workflows are more efficient, and you don't need to be a tech head to actively engage in blockchain.
Centralized marketplace to view all creator projects and status of each creators accessability.
A P2P decentralized tool that allows frictionless access to open a contract and facilitates secure negotiation trustlessly.