The Sling Platform
One of my first digital projects, Sling is primarily a content sharing platform. Helping individuals and businesses reach their intended audiences with relevant content. I had the opportunity to work closely with four engineers, creating high-fidelity prototypes and production-ready assets.
The third and fourth dimension of sharing
The Sling platform introduces time (ephemeral media) and space (geographical location) into file sharing. You are able to share temporary files to specific regions in order to get information to the desired people at the correct place.
Material is more than paper
Google’s Material Design guidelines have been built upon the physical properties of paper. The resemblance to a common household’s texture and application behaviour has created an effective design system in which hierarchy, meaning, and focal point are clear to users. The fundamental focus of this project was not the platform itself, but the concept of shaping interfaces influenced by objects.
(Stretching) Material’s boundaries
Beginning with Material’s core values, I expanded and explored how mimicking other material, such as elastic, can strengthen product brand, personality, and delight.
With a product name like Sling, why not draw inspiration from a slingshot.
Using the physical properties of elastics to construct a brand language Following the four self-established states of a slingshot (rest, stretch, tension, and release), micro-interactions were built based on these principles. Unifying all animations (minuscule or grand) into the Sling brand.
Using Origami Studio, high-fidelity prototypes were created and presented on final devices to perform accurate contextual user interviews.