I volunteered with Open Whisper Systems because privacy and security are topics I care about, and their app, Signal, is the foremost leader in the secure messaging space. I helped the team redesign their desktop app, a tool that allows users to securely chat with Signal contacts on their phone.
I worked with the team to bring the app into alignment with their mobile experience, to improve general usability issues and to create app store assets and fundraising collateral.
Signal on the desktop offers a clean and intuitive interface that allows you to quickly register and begin chatting with your friends.
"The overall-design now feels much more mature!"
I found that the first version of the app had a fairly large feature gap and a different visual design from their mobile apps. There was no way to search your messages and contacts, when you initiated your first conversation your contact list disappeared, and it was impossible to start a new message without using your phone first.
"Signal Desktop 0.5 is SO sexy!"
After the initial design update, we updated the app store images with messaging that aligned with the the new UI and the language on their website.
"Signal desktop took a huge leap forward with looks and design. I love having ALL my contacts visible in the list regardless of conversation history"