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IMDb for Android Re-imagined

I decided to take a stab at redesigning IMDb for the #ADiA  contest. I chose the actor detail page and introduced a new flow that mimics the Quick Contact pattern for quickly viewing movies.

Since I didn't have analytics, the design reflects the way that my friends and I typically use IMDb. If I'm looking up an actor, I am most likely interested in what movies he/she was in. A secondary common use case is showing a photo to a friend who cannot remember the actor. I see the bio info as tertiary, at best. Consequently, I moved the pictures to the top and exposed the short bio content in an expandable title.

The "Known For" section is a gallery-type horizontal scrolling list. Tapping on a movie shows a quick popup dialog with the most pertinent information about the movie. This allows the user to quickly browse the actor's filmography, without waiting for the new screen and data to load.

Note: movies would be exposed this way on actor pages, while actors would work similarly on movie pages. Performing a search would take your directly to the detail page.

If you didn't see my post last night, I also open sourced that hand/pointer overlay, that is similar to one used in Android:

Thanks to +Touch Lab for letting me do this on the clock!

Akash Ramani's profile photoHugo BALLESTER (Hashtagman)'s profile photoPaul Burke's profile photoTaylor Ling's profile photo
Nice and clear! IMDB should implement this design
Great stuff +Paul Burke! It was also in my redesign list because it is a featured app in Play Store but yet implemented with a lot of iOS UI style. 
Nice to see you here, +Taylor Ling , your PSD of Android helps me a lot with my redesign hahah! Thank you!
You're welcome too, that's nice to see so many great developers and designers making good work with their redesigns, that's very great for android community!
An awesome redesign!

I hope developers really start putting energy into following the Design Guide as Holo themed apps really give Android a distinct identity.
scott F
How do you download ?
IMBD should really try designing their app along these lines
I'm developing an open source movie ticketing app and i'm looking for some really amazing android designers who might be you know of any? or would you be interested?
+Akash Ramani I don't really have the time, but thanks for the invite. You may try reaching out to some of the people that entered this #ADiA  contest. Lots of talent in there!

Care to share the link to the project, anyway? I'd love to keep an eye on it.
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