I’m Ivy, Parabola’s UI/UX designer.
I was super excited to redesign the flows page, canvas, and publish page. The project started out by thinking about some of the existing problems with the pages — different features and settings existed in different places on each of the three pages, and sometimes were duplicated in multiple places on a single page. We also had a design language that wasn’t totally unified and could be jarring as users navigated from one page to the other.
My goal was to make all of the pages look like they belonged together, and to co-locate settings across the pages so they’re always where you expect them to be. I started with an audit of the existing pages — I took screenshots and drew all over them, marking what I liked, what I didn’t, and what I wish we had.
I discussed this drawing with Alex, our CEO, and then created mock ups in Figma (my UI app of choice). First I figured out what kind of content I wanted to preserve/change, and then I started thinking about aesthetic changes. Alex and I discussed these designs, I made edits, and then we looped in engineering and implemented.
Now, I’m happy to say there are consistent interactions and graphics across the app and on the homepage, and hopefully everything is that much more intuitive!