dmenu / docomo mail

NTT docomo service and app with over 10 million users, 2016

Takram worked on a project to renew “dMenu,” Japan’s largest web portal by NTT docomo, and optimize its mail application “docomo Mail” for smartphones. Takram was responsible for the creative processes including research, concept development, interface design, and prototype production.

PROJECT: dMenu

“dMenu” by NTT docomo is the largest web portal in Japan. For this project, Takram worked on optimizing the user interface. The existing interface had been carried over from the pre-future phone version of “iMenu,” and needed a completely new design that was suitable for smartphones. Since the users of this website are vast and varied, the design is aimed to be both be both contemporary and universal. Takram was responsible for the entire creative process beginning with design research and renewal concept development, as well as interface design and demo prototype production. Since the users of this website are vast and varied, the design is aimed to incorporate university as well as trendiness. In order to achieve this, Takram repeated the prototyping process based on detailed design research and tested usability on actual devices from early on to study the most suitable user experience on smartphones.

PROJECT: docomo Mail

“docomo Mail” is a “carrier” mail application by NTT docomo (email-based service provided by NTT docomo for its users). Takram worked on renewing the user interface that had been carried over from the old sp-mode mail into a completely new design suitable for smartphones. Takram was responsible for planning and designing the interface. As there is a large and divers user group for this service, the project required a relentless process of trial and error. Through the prototyping design method, Takram tested the design’s usability on actual devices from early in the project and sought for the most appropriate user experience on smartphones.

CREDIT

dMenu
Client: NTT DOCOMO, Inc
Project Lead: Kotaro Watanabe (Takram)
UI/UX Design: Terushige Enatsu (Takram)
UI/UX Design & Prototyping: Ryosuke Fujii (Takram)
Project Management & Design Research: Takeshi Saijo (Takram)

docomo Mail
Client: NTT DOCOMO, Inc
Project Lead: Kinya Tagawa (Takram)
UI/UX Design & Prototyping: Ryosuke Fujii (Takram)

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