Hang Technologies: 
Mobile app aiming to simplify social planning


Year: 2020
Duration: May 2020–Current
Role: Director of User Experience













Product Overview



Finding time to be with loved ones who make you happy shouldn’t be so hard.

Hang
(hangtechnologies.com) sits at the intersection of calendar planning and social media. We aim to build an all-in-one platform that streamlines social planning by taking away the stress of getting people together, miscommunication, and ultimately having plans fall through. Hang allows the user to effortlessly organize and plan their lives while staying connected with friends and family, all in one spot.

After a UX consultation session with the co-founders during quarantine, I decided to join the Hang team and help redesign social life post-isolation. As the Director of User Experience, I led product design efforts with the help of Kaitlin Tsai, one of the Co-Founders, throughout the summer in preparation for our second beta launch in the fall.

*Note: process images were designed according to Hang’s original brand guide.










Process (More in Index)















Existing solution: analyzing the beta


Taken from the proposal slide deck I created for Hang prior to joining the team








information architecture









style guide



This purple/coral palette was designed specifically to help Hang stand out from the saturated social media market. Most current social media and messaging platforms use a shade of blue, including Facebook, Messenger, LinkedIn, Venmo, Signal. Others are green, including WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line. Snapchat, the exception, uses a bright yellow.












solution walk-through










 



next steps


Hang is currently in the development phase. Beta V1 was launched earlier in 2020, and has since then been taken down from the app store after collecting valuable customer feedback. Beta V2 will be launched this Fall. Stay tuned!






index: process screenshots from previous sprints
















@ 2021