Handle

I spent a lot of time working with the product team over at Handle — a Menlo Ventures backed startup with one of those cool warehouse style offices in SOMA, San Francisco.

The product is an all-encompassing tool to bring together your email, to-do list, and calendar into a single interface. It lets

The app went to Tech Crunch Disrupt in New York, and just missed at 2nd place, the rush to getting there was all familiar after my experience with Boxbee at Launch.co.tech-crunch

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Discovering the Solution

Together we collaborated on not only UI/UX interactions, but big picture dilemmas about what email/task/calendar workflows really look like (in the wild) and how they could look in a more ideal sense — clearly involves a balance of how people should work and how they actually do work since the most successful solutions have to meet the user at his/her tendencies and build upon existing heuristics.

Below are a handful of high level task models put together during the discovery process, and below that you’ll notice iterations with substantial changes.  Between of each of these were myriad user testing and research to validate or refuse the many user flows that were being deliberated.

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Here are several iterations that I collaborated on with the internal UX team at Handle as the product evolved into maturity.

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  • quick-todo
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