Yinan Qiu - Product Designer
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Email App

Email app for busy people designed by Yinan Qiu

 

Email App

College Project (one teammate, same roles)   •   May 2014 (visual design updated in June 2017)   •   Tools: Sketch, Pop, Marvel

 

Goal

Make overwhelming inbox easy to process for busy people.

 

Solution

 
 
 


Provide Time Estimates
Estimated Effort requires senders to provide recipients with time estimate of each email's task.

 
 


Speed Up Frequent Actions
By opening emails in-place, frequent action buttons are kept in the same tap area as the email cell prior to opening. Over time, users can do “blind” double-tap to rapidly perform their most frequent actions.
(Untested risk: “blind” double-tap is not easy enough, never actually gets learned naturally over time.)

 
 


Integrate With Calendar
Calendar leverages Estimated Effort as default duration and assists time-conscious inbox processing.

 
 
 

Explorations & Iterations

 

Metrics

The design is successful if it leads to: