Respekt is a weekly newsmagazine that was founded very soon after the fall of the Communist party in 1989, as part of Velvet Revolution. Today I consider Respekt as a guardian of free speech in the Czech Republic, and one of most "loved & hated" brands.
I completed this project with my colleague Lukáš (UX) who worked mostly on the audio player and helped with research.
The biggest issue were technical problems like log outs, app shutdowns or not remembering where I stopped reading. Most of the comments came in emails or directly in the App store & Google Play. We sorted them according to their technical complexity and number of iterations. After that we tried to comprehend them.
We wanted to unify actions in every detail of the application. Adding a context menu was a proper solution for that.
The printed version of the Respekt magazine is really good, for me one of the nicest mass printed magazines in our country.
So, I wanted the app to be designed as closely to the printed version as possible. Initials, colors, white space, labels. Like if you had the printed magazine in your pocket.
It’s my favorite part. For me, the dark mode is not only about saving your eyes and batteries. It is another emotion, when you read articles about life in the outskirts, border towns of Czechia covered in smog and full of poverty and drugs, greedy politicians, or our alcoholic president. That is Respekt.
Dense and dark :)
Resizing to tablet mode was must for daily use.
The cherry on top. We tried 2 animations and I'm really happy for the illustrated one.
App is in process of coding and programming. It will be launched in Q2/2020.
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