A short project to add a scheduling feature inside Instagram. This creates the opportunity for better management of the audience and the feed.
As part of the IronHack Ux/Ui program, I was in charge of adding scheduling inside of Instagram. This challenge was about working with a pre-established design system as well as finding a reason behind a feature.
The issue is that most people don’t actually want to spend time to schedule things on instagram. Only the creators can really benefit from this feature and their approach to the platform is different. My feature only gets activated for those who activate the creator’s features.
This was a solitary project where I could build the app starting from the atomic design system which was really hard. The mock-ups and designs were made in Sketch, some usability testing on Adobe XD and the animation had to be handmade.
This project was to be done alone in 2.5 weeks with the assistance of the IronHack teachers.
Defining where scheduling has the most potential in Instagram.
Adding a feature that stays true to Instagram.
Responding to different use cases.
Swipe to define time
One of my surprises was that people really tried to use the time bar to define when they wanted to schedule their post. This action sent me back to the drawing board to design something that would be usable in that fashion.
Product & Solution
Feedback and thoughts on this project
In general, even if there is still some tweaks this got a good reception from users and iron hack. The future for this feature would be to facilitate the experience with speech control.
This project was a good experience to work atomic design and it made me really think a good symbol architecture in Sketch for it. As it was back to being alone after 3 months of working in a team this was also a good moment of stop and check yourself.