time-limited voting on assertions and counter arguments
original pitch “A digital platform where two or more can come to find resolutions on arguments, discussions, or even general questions”
All conceptual clean-up, detail interaction design and visual design: Berm Lee, in a total budget of 21.5 design hours
Hand-crafted icons and graphics
Originally delivered as sketches, visual design assets and a one-to-one meeting with the developer
Currently running arguments
shows all arguments currently available to vote on
New running arguments (assertions, counter-arguments or questions) from your friends are listed in chronological order
Each argument has a predetermined limit (such as 24 hours) to respond to, counting down from time originally posted
The original poster of each argument can cancel voting before it finishes, or even delete the post.
Arguments already voted on by user shows thumbs up or thumbs down icon instead
Original poster does not see voting results until voting is closed.
A separate section at the end shows a sampling of other popular arguments, surfaced by proximity in social graph, or same country or language
Poster has a choice whether to show argument to more than one’s friends, or friends of friends, or public
Voting on an argument
tap on an argument to open its details and a set of voting buttons, which could either be tapped or swiped left or right (in this case, left to agree)
tap “start a followup argument” to respond to the statement or question.
always shows on the top the original argument that started it all, only when details are opened and ready to vote, instead of showing the direct argument responding to, as it would already be visible either in live arguments or results
tapping the arrow jumps to the argument being responded to
tap or swipe left or right to vote
You have voted
swipe in either direction to cancel your vote
item detail will stay open until the next view of the app
Voting progress on arguments you have started
shows how many of your friends have voted, how many of friends of the one you followed up on voted so far
tapping on the stats block can show a list of names, from which you can ask to follow those names
cancelled & deleted arguments
Original poster can cancel voting in progress, but will not be able to see the voting results.
Original poster can also delete an argument altogether, but it will show on the list that they have done so.
Cancelled and deleted arguments from friends sort to the bottom of the list, right before the list of arguments from those who are not friends
Arguments that have run out of voting time are kept separate from “live arguments” for clarity and simplicity of what you are here to do, and also to enforce the policy that you don’t see voting results until voting has closed
Details on voting results for an argument
once opened, stays opened until the next launch of app
can still be responded to with a follow-up argument at any time
Details on voting results on arguments you have posted
when it is your post, you will see a breakdown of how your friends voted vs. the friends of the other user you responded to.
because each argument is also shown in the list (and not in a threaded form), details do not show the entire thread, just the original argument that started the thread, to encourage people to start new threads instead of continually responding to old ones
original argument that started it all is shown at the top. People can still post follow-ups even when the voting was been cancelled by the original poster, so as long as it hasn’t been deleted.
Details for argument that has ended in a perfect tie