I like Letslunch and what they’re doing. Anytime you get smart people together, awesome things can happen — two random dudes meeting serendipitously on Letslunch may trade ideas, shoot the shit, and very well create the formative beginnings for the next killer app. You never know. So, yeah, I’d like to make to make the site more attractive to use and increase lunching rates.
This is their dashboard as of this morning.
And this is the rest of the page. Luncher recommendation and a newsfeed.
This is my design:
The options are generally the same, most of what I did was just make it cleaner and more organized. As you can see, I took out “how to lunch” and put in a tabbed menu.
I actually contemplated putting in a progress bar to the left of the user pic if your profile is incomplete, and it’d say like, “Your profile is 75% complete, fill in xxxx missing fields.”, but couldn’t find a practical way to put it in and make it useful.
The only major difference is the newsfeed which I thought was a bit noisy. I don’t care too much about who’s wishlisted or joined, but what’s relevant to me is who’s available to lunch. Plus I think sometimes people don’t know who they want to lunch with until they see someone who’s interesting and available. So I moved recommended lunchers elsewhere to make this newsfeed more visible. The “load more” on the bottom of the feed is purposely borrowed from Facebook because I have a feeling most people can’t resist their habits and will click it.
What do you think? Will it work better? Hit me up!
HTML mockup is available here (modern browsers only).