I was the primary designer for Acrobat Mobile on Android from 2014 to 2016. During this time I delivered designs for a number of key releases:
- Document Cloud (2015)
- Dropbox Integration (2016)
DOCUMENT CLOUD (2015)
Designed the framework, keeping in mind
- The new Tool Switcher model for business continuity
- Incorporating the new Material Design, yet maintaining Adobe’s brand
- Designing experiences for the new features like Export PDF and Organize Pages
- Solving existing pain points like helping users find their documents faster
Design: From first exploration to final design
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DROPBOX INTEGRATION (2016)
This was part of a partnership with Dropbox.
The user could open a PDF file from Dropbox, work with it in Acrobat and return to Dropbox with changes synced.
Shown below is the workflow where a first time user is going from Dropbox to Acrobat, but there’s another default .pdf app on his/her phone.
In the following workflow the user wants to add a second Dropbox account.
An additional file repository tab for Dropbox was included.
While this did not pose a challenge on the tablet, fitting all the tabs within the phone screen width was a problem. Specially because of the tab labels, which were in text, and also quite a localization challenge.
Here’s an exploration where I tried using icons as the tab labels, but there was also the issue of icon recognition. So I created a video where this micro-interaction will communicate the names of the icons to the user the first time he arrives on Home.
However we decided to retain text only labels for the tabs for the final version.
My Role: Primary Interaction Designer from April 2014-Dec 2016
Team: Collaborated with Kishore Kumar and the extended Adobe Design team.
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