A few days ago, boxee announced a big redesign to their website.
As their user experience consultant, I helped to make the site easier to use and gave greater prominence to some key features — like finding friends and managing web services. The necessity for these changes became very apparent during the interviews I conducted with prospective and existing users.
I also helped to re-architect the registration flow so that it gives the user a better understanding of what makes boxee so great, and more clearly provides the appropriate file to download.
Take a look at the beautiful new pages:
Logged In User Homepage
Once logged in, the user is presented with this dashboard of latest activity
Friends on boxee
Users can now clearly see whom they’re following and who’s following them
They can also find friends on boxee from a variety of contact lists
Friend Friends from Twitter
My favorite is the option to which of your Twitter friends use boxee
Users can more easily publish their boxee activity around the web
I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far, and I’m patiently waiting for the beta version of the boxee app to be released sometime later this year.
Keep watching boxee, and add me as a friend!
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