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Medium

Designing Medium for Android using Material Design.


Services Provided:

Research & Discovery, UX/UI Design

Sector:

News / Publishing


Medium has grown so big and beautiful in last few months. It it probably most elegant, fast and functional platform to share the amazing stories and ideas with everyone out there. Every day thousands of new voices publish their unique experiences, views, and reflections to Medium.com, creating the largest, most diverse collection of stories on the internet.

Medium for iOS is already available on the App Store. It’s a simple app that lets you read and write the stories that matter most to you. With this app you have the cleanest, simplest way to discover them and create your own, wherever you are.

But what about Android users? Currently they’re using Medium.com by adding it to the home-screen of their mobile phones. Great idea, right? But it would be nice to have the app as iOS has.

The talented designers and developers at the Medium, maybe working on its Android version, or maybe not. So I’ve decided why not give it a try to design the Medium app for Android using the new Material Design Guidelines.

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Home Screen & Navigation Drawer

Home Screen: Very short posts are shown in their entirety in the stream with an elegant tab bar for staff picks, top stories and bookmarks, and a sleek and sexy FAB to start writing a new story.

Navigation Drawer: Simple, yet amazing side navigation for all the features, but main focus is to use the platform-specific icons to maintain the overall brand experience

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New Look for Stories

Stories: Every single story is displayed in a beautiful way that the users can get more unique experience of reading articles on the go.

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Search Suggestions & Results

Search Suggestions & Results: Use of Expandable search pattern of Material Design Guidelines to display the search suggestions in different factors like people, publications, stories, and tags. And users can differentiate the search results using the tab bar.

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Better Looking Profiles

Profiles: The user’s profiles simply displays the number of followers and the people followed by the user, with his/her other social network links i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc. and stories, obviously!

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Other Screens

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The concept is to innovate Medium platform for Android using Material Design, without losing its brand identity. This was done as a design exercise. It’s just a concept, not the actual representation of any existing app. All the images and content are property of its respective users.

Check out the Behance presentation: https://www.behance.net/gallery/27002439/Medium-for-Android

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