Design for tight-knit, interpersonal exchanges.
(This work is in progress.)
For those who might exceed the app's 50-friend limit, it asks them to evaluate their network and let go of a contact they might not keep as close.
We hope that this foundational principle helps us foster meaningful exchanges between people who know and care about each other, and helps us trim down the long lists of friends that distract us from these exchanges.
Adding a Friend:
One of the key interactions in CloseKnit, a mutual confirmation process for adding friends asks users to take an extra step before expanding their social circle, and is designed to make the decision more meaningful.
Forming a Group:
Within the app, CloseKnit's other key feature is the ability to curate the feeds of your friends, separating them by social spheres such as family, colleagues, and college friends.
Reading Your Feed
Writing a Post
Adding a Friend
Curating Friend Feeds
I prepared a prototype with InVision to do some brief user testing for the above wireframes.
We began to aggregate our notes into an affinity diagram (in progress):
The following sketches were inspired by sewing patterns and weaving guides, in reference to the "knit" part of "CloseKnit."
The following would be the default appearance of posts:
And users could might choose a style such as this:
Or one of these: