Our findings led us to dig deep into what design cues that could hasten the experience. We looked into the silhouette shape during the selfie process. From there, we identified key improvements. We take a look at different verification process and found that cutouts like circles or shapes creates a disorienting feel.
Instead of using shapes, we create a silhouette of a person as a template to reduce any disorientation from having parts of the image being blocked off. Thus, simplifying the image capture process.
Another key design item that we explored was on surfacing the most relevant information. Placing the instructions during a selfie above makes sure that it is legible despite what colour outfit the passenger is using. “A good selfie” instruction page is tucked in another page to keep the flow simple and quick.
We realized that micro-interactions play a huge role in this verification process. Having these interactions show transparency to users of what is happening in the backend. It gives a subtle yet recognizable indication that the image has been captured by the phone and is being processed.
Like any product feature, we had to consider edge cases. What if the passenger used a cap? Or has a really big beard? Or in a dark area? Or suddenly they are disconnected from the internet? This led us to consider all possible cases and accommodate them in the designs we’ve created. Whether it was something we can notify in the instructions or a trigger to increase your screen brightness, all these informed us to take into consideration the screens we’ve made.
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