April 2014 – June 2015
Shortly after I joined Dropbox, a small research and development team formed to investigate new products to compliment the main storage and syncing offering. I helped focus efforts around improving team communication between people using shared folders. We designed and prototyped a number of potential products, eventually launching an internal communication tool just before I left in 2015.
We started off trying to figure out how to add chat and collaboration tools to the existing iOS app.
During a company-wide hackathon I attempted some bolder designs for fun 😂 It’s funny to see some of these ideas crop up later in my career while working on Relay at Public Studio.
Since Dropbox was used pretty heavily on desktop we also looked at how a native chat app could work.