GIFline Social TV Application
GIFline was built on the Proto.io prototyping platform. My primary role in the process of designing the GIFline prototype was to construct the information architecture for its sample content and to test the usability of its interface design. I also modified progressive iterations of its interface mockups in Sketch, specifically to demonstrate convincing scenarios of use. Finally, I filmed and edited the final demo video (right) used to communicate the concept of the GIFline application, and to highlight specific use cases for its envisioned features.
GIFline is a social TV application that empowers viewers to aggregate, organize, and share sequences of GIFs. In doing so, GIFline enriches the communal experience of watching television. GIFs have become an increasingly popular media format for quickly and effectively communicating thoughts and emotions across a diverse selection of online platforms. While many of these platforms integrate individual GIFs into their functionality, there are currently no applications that harness the creative potential of GIFs arranged in sequence. To create GIFlines, users simply drag and drop individual GIFs into an empty GIFline template. GIFline provides access to categorized libraries of thousands of GIFS within the application, and users can also import their own. This platform turns consumers into creators, empowering users to assemble sequences of GIFs that engage content in personally innovative ways. For example, users can create GIFlines to revisit great scenes from their favorite shows, summarize plot threads within complex story webs, compile nostalgic moments from memorable decades, consolidate famous catchphrases by iconic characters, highlight unforgettable sports moments, and ultimately convey anything they want to through a series of GIFs.