Roast my designs. I am working on getting the Sincere Voices lead magnet live and came up with 4 options. The second would require Luka's brilliant skills to visualize a road of sorts with 7 steps.

Various exploration on post types

This feels too much like IMO.

Exploring different post types and statuses in the feed

I like the second to last best. Feels most OFC.

Exploring how to show questions readers asked an author on their feed

Exploring how to display answered questions in a feed.


NICE. The first one looks cool. Could we perhaps make the prompts appear below each card as an animation? and then have the takes in a popup?


I like this. If we could reduce the number of steps into the platform (currently 5 with Explore tab) to get to a post, that would be better. Something around 3 would be ideal. For example: we could flip through the Topic card on the second shot?

Playlists iterations - Couple of different approaches. Problem is that it should be displayed to both logged in and logged out users and the difference in how landing pages looks compared to the app makes it a bit tricky. Imagine you land on the LP, you click 'explore' link and you go to one of these pages - the change in style is huge, it's not consistent. We would have to design two different versions.

I'm working on more iterations

Ask question feature.

I'd do this. I don't think it's too much text. None of the images were making sense here for me. And we need that 'Learn more' cause we're using it the FAQ and some more info that Julian wrote.

Public playlist - showing a list of Prompts with category filtering, expanding in a modal window to show answers from different authors. The category on the right is bugging me slightly.

Sincere product design doesn’t look like a fun new product. It’s pretty basic. And categories are too early. Thinking the mvp of this, should be light and a bit better looking similar to Askplaybook so it’s not as plain as it is currently.

I also don’t understand the main nav. Explore and playlists. Where is the other tabs of the product? Posts, followers.

And that overlay is kind of awkward as the second nav. Overall, the product design of sincere is not there yet.

Linking out the Explore page

For our designs, use the actual content. And keep the files up to date. The illustrations and copies are not the right ones.

For the Explore, do you think showing fake cards is actually a good move? We can drop the Starting in October text and just keep the "Explore our community and find unique perspectives on founders journeys" Explore.

Updated content (although Illustrations are as designed and present on the online version) - We've tried your approach, but that meant we lost "Learn more" linking to some more info about Sincere, and most importantly - FAQ

Linking to Explore. Goal was to link to the Explore page with something in-line with other elements but make it stand out a bit. Sharing a lot of quick iterations. My favs are the 1st and 6th ones.

Prompts sidebar

Differences in 'Description' placement is fixed
Question should be the title. It’s too small and not visible enough otherwise. And it would be good to add a grey icon next to it to differentiate article, prompt, question.

Clicking on one of the list items would open up a modal listing all related posts from other users. Clicking on the text would start a new post.

Why is this needed?

Cues in dashboard. I'm still not a fan of the naming. Julian wants to differentiate between Questions (user-generated) and Prompts (Sincere-generated), and I agree about that premise, but I want to be very careful with how deep we go with navigation. One level is enough, and keeping the table consistent throughout pages. (edited)

Playlist. A backlog-like component hosting different post ideas. Clicking on one of the options hides the Playlist, makes the Title input active and shows the post idea below the Title.

Same component would be used for questions
We scaled it back, no other features or pages would be added in this iteration (edited)

New feature images

These are still looking kind of too normal still. Specially the like minded people. Use our avatars for the profiles. And let's discuss on the designers call how else we can approach it.

For this, did you first collect inspiration and explored bunch of directions before landing on this?

Writing a post in response to a question

Questions list component - hover state

Nice! I think a "delete" icon on the right side would be better. Can we post this to dribbble? :)

Questions list component

Question first, then handle I would say. That way, it matches the post/draft view too.

Questions list component - empty state

Sad empty state.

After successfully authorizing with Twitter, a Question Modal would pop-up

Do we use underline in roadmap anywhere?

User would have to authorize with Twitter to ask a question

Yeah, the most basic idea should do for now.

One of the ideas I'm exploring - Asking a question as a widget.

Cool idea. But people usually ignore it because of intercom. And you wouldn’t get a reply. The author would pick a question to write a post about. I would try something very simple at first. Close to the follow button.

Using Roadmap as a base for Sincere onboarding #recycle

Are these overlays the same size as the settings overlay in Sincere? The welcome overlay seems pretty large.

Cleaning up Sincere design before moving on to onboarding

Luka created some placeholder illustrations/animations for Sincere a while back. Can we add them in? Same for Roadmap.