Venessa Bennett, a lead product designer from London
Lead Product Designer
Challenge

Optimising the Newsfeed

Project: Improving the newsfeed and adding in user groups. | Client: Lifeworks | Role: Senior Product designer | Year: 2016

Lifeworks is an employee engagement platform, the product focuses on employees wellbeing in and out of the workplace. It offers a variety of discounts, a private social network for employees and a employee assistance program. Lifeworks was named the ‘Next Great HR Tech Company’ in 2016. It clients include giffgaff, Itsu and Wordpay

Challenge

Challenge

After having many large clients start using the platform, Lifeworks found that the newsfeed had a issue of too much noise. We looked improving the newsfeed and adding in user groups and teams to the platform.

Reducing the noise

Reducing the noise

The original newsfeed design was 2 columns, in order to focus the users attention and create an easier reading experience we changed the interface from 2 columns to a single column layout. We also looked at how we can optimize the screen space for mobile minimizing the give recognition widget.

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Adding in filters

Adding in filters

We also added in filtering, so that users can filter through to find posts quickly.

  Team members:   Bianca Nitrini  (Product Designer),  Jack Lyddiatt  (UX Designer)

Team members: Bianca Nitrini (Product Designer), Jack Lyddiatt (UX Designer)