I led the redesign for one of the largest and most actively used mobile wallets in South Asia, called JazzCash. I was onboarded on this project to lead the overall redesign of the application while managing the product/business stakeholders and other partners. I also contributed to this project in an individual contributor capacity, looking after some key experiences and doing hands-on design myself. The below project is one such example.
One of the key things that I did early on was to introduce a shared set values to the team that we can all relate to and our also inline with the overall organizational and business values. These values were to become a cornerstone as we dived into the redesign exercise and something we all kept coming back to whenever we felt lost or needed a reminder of what is the objective that we all share.
These values were referred in every design critique and every stakeholder presentation. During our review sessions every designer used to go back to these values and ensure that every experience being re-designed or designed was following these values.
After a rigorous research exercise by the team, we were shared the following findings to base our designs and design decisions on:
We re-organized the header area to give the user balance a more central position and to make the related actions clearer and more accessible.
Our research indicated that the functions under the hamburger menu were not understood and there was not a lot of context of what goes in there. We created a new section in the app to manage account and made the function clear and obvious by placing it inside our new header.
We came up with a new dynamic notification area that replaces the username and can be used to notify the user of key account statuses like being eligible for a loan, running on a low balance, etc.
The existing design used too much of yellow and the research conducted previously showed the users leaning against these fully yellow icons, which look more decorative than functional. As a result we placed each service icon inside a container, gave it some elevation to seem tappable like a button and chose a visual language for icons that was less elaborate.
Not every user is the same. People use JazzCash for very different reasons and we wanted people to own their experience. With over 50 sub-services and growing, the users found it difficult to find their most used services if they were not part of the home
We introduced a My JazzCash section at the very center of our new home experience that lets users customize their top four most used services and place them on their homepage without having to go through the hassle of browsing through all the services every time.
We removed the promotional banners from the homepage, as our research indicated that they felt too forced and were not appreciated by the users. But at the same time this was prime real-estate used by Business to promote certain areas of the application and service. So, just below the personalized services area, we introduced the top picks for the users as promoted by the business with an ability to tag some services as either new or hot.
The older experience did not really have a tab bar but rather just three services at the bottom of the homepage. While we wanted to improve this experience, we also wanted to be vary of the fact that a lot of our users are used to finding these services at the bottom of the homepage.
We cleaned up the bottom bar to align it with the standard tab functionality and added a super search that lets users search services and also brought down the In Invite & Earn service to a similar right edge of the screen.
The research indicated that the help was not a very a widely used option from the bottom bar so we found a new place for it at the top of the home experience inside the wallet section to give it more context alongside our new notification center.
JazzCash hosts more than 50 payment services that its users use. We introduced a services drawer much like how the android app drawer works since over 95% of JazzCash users use Android OS and are super familiar with sliding drawers that host all their applications. For non-familiar users, we added affordance in the form of a drawer handle just above the tab bar and also made the functionality clearer through the app onboarding.