Western Digital is a hybrid storage company providing local storage hardware as well as a cloud solution for remote access and data redundancy, with software and hardware teams working together to identify the problem space and product directions. Storage-related functions are similar among all products: backup, access, sync, share, etc. But the real magic happens when we really get to know our users, customizing our products for their specific needs.
It is challenging to organize and consume photos and videos.
We will build an easier way for users to find and enjoy their photos and videos.
1. Ability to find stuff.
2. Social delight and sharing memories.
• Mostly hard drive storage
• Not easily accessible
• Primitive organization system
• Minimal cloud storage
• Cloud storage user
• Easily accessible
• Not organized, will take a while to find things
• Owns some USB storage
The design leverages an already existing design system that presents files in the list and thumbnail view -therefore, some of the components are already in place. I created the low-fidelity flows to figure out how the storage will work.
Users were interviewed, and research was conducted to show a competitive review of photo storage apps, triggering the creation of auto-albums tested within a group to identify the best design for our particular audience.
The albums have a search feature incorporated into the experience, allowing users to search or browse via tags or location.
This prototype covers auto-album discovery, browsing content by tags, and the ability to delete similar photos.
I also worked on the visual design system for NAS storage. This system was used on the My Cloud Home product line.