**** UPDATE 21/4
Thanks everyone for the submissions. We're mostly just doing surveying now and seeing who's design is best received by the general public. Most designs are pretty much keyed in on what we want. We will go over each one and finalize some details.
In the meantime I've uploaded the final screen that's significantly different. It's the matching screen.
So the top one is morning person vs night person
Second is casual dating vs serious dating
Third is fun vs career
Fourth is active vs inactive.
The black flag is your answer to the question, the pink flag is the answer you would like your match to have.
Let me know if it doesn't make sense.
Have a new screen to show if anyone's keen to give it a go. It's the alternative view to the home screen. It's a list view, because in China there's so many people it would be very tedious to go through profiles one by one. Your call on how many profiles to show on the screen etc. Thanks for all the designs.
Can we try a better integration of the buttons. The message and like/save button. I'm not a huge fan of how I've done it with it sitting below the photo wasting space. If we could integrate it into the photo or something I think that would be better.
Also so the thing as well. This isn't a hook up application, nor is a marriage application. So the Chinese dating market really has two clear directions at the moment. Hook up (Tinder style) or super serious marriage application. Mimi is bordering in the middle. So it's gotta keep a cool youthful look, but not be sleazy or casual. I don't know if that information helps at all, but I thought I'd give a bit more insight to our company vision or direction.
It's a Chinese application, that shouldn't change much as text is programmed in and the logo can still be creative and use English characters.
Cool, sleek vibrant colors. Nothing too cheesy or too romantic, such a deep red colour scheme. We want to keep it modern and cool. Don't want it to be an outdated dating app.
Check a concept design I drew below for our pitch deck. I thought it was an okay idea a play on Tinder (I have no graphical design background as you can probably tell) and it has actually turned out to be quite poor design. I liked having the next and previous profiles partially show up but its been quite a waste of space and it doesn't really give the user anything. It doesn't show enough for them to want to swipe next and not close the app. Designs that show 2 profiles showing instead of 3 work much better than my original design. So for that one I would remove the upper partial profile photo, as that adds nothing. Enlarge the main profile showing and have a smaller secondary profile at the bottom. This in my opinion, would entice the user to keep swiping and keep the app open.
Again, be creative and back yourself, but my non-expert opinion, is my transparent 3 profile design doesn't work. 2 profiles seems the way to go, or another method you suggest.
BUT DEFINITELY go and back yourself in and do your own thing. Does not have to be anything like what I envisioned.
I'm quite open to this, any questions just feel free to ask. And definitely feel free to try your own designs.